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About Manjeshwar

Manjeshwar is a coastal town in the district of Kasaragod in Kerala along the border of Karnataka. The town is famous for the 1200 year old temple of Srimath Anantheshwara which finds a special place in Sahyadri Khand of Skanda Purana. The assembly constituency of Manjeswaram is also part of the Lok Sabha constituency of Kasaragod. It is administered by a Block Panchayat.

About Manjeshwar

Geography of Manjeshwar

Manjeshwar is situated at 12o43’35’ N 74o53’13’ E. The total area of Manjeshwar is 24.4 Sq Km (9.4 sq mi) and has an elevation of 12 m.  An unnamed river joins the sea here which makes the sea and river rich in water life. 

Climate of Manjeshwar

The rainy season of Manjeshwar is during June-September and the spring season prevails during November-January. The dry season or summer prevails during the months of February-May. Overall, a tropical climate prevails here. 

Administration of Manjeshwar

Manjeshwar is administered by a block panchayath. 

Business and Economy in Manjeshwar

The predominant occupation of the people of Manjeshwar is fishing and agriculture. Generally, the region is fertile and is rich in water resources. Coconut plantation is the predominant cultivation here. Crabs, sea shells, etc are available in abundance and people love and cook several sea foods here. Almost 95% of the people of Manjeshwar depend on Mangalore for all their needs. Hence, the economy of Mangalore also affects the economy of Manjeshwar. 

Tourism in Manjeshwar

Some of the attractions of Manjeshwar are as follows:

Shrimad Anantheshwara Temple

This temple is located in Manjeshwar and is of 1200 years old. This temple was also mentioned in Skanda Purana in Sahyadri Khand. This is one among the few temples of India that has puranic background. 

Arikkady Temple

This temple is dedicated to Shree Veeranjaneya which is situated in Ikkeri fort in Hanuman Nagar in Arikkady.

Bela Church

This is a famous church and it also has a school in its campus.

The Holy Cross Church

This is also a famous church and here prayers are offered in Tulu language.


It is an ancient village from where trade was carried out.


This is Madhwa Brahmins’ pilgrim centre.

Olayam Riverside Dargah

The mosque is situated on the riverside of Shiriya river and comes with scenic beauty.

Apart from the above, the town is also famous for Ananthapuram Lake Temple, Gorge Temple, Shri Madapura Muthappan Temple, Rahmaniya Juma Masjid, Shri Mahalingehwara Temple and Shri Chathumukha Basadi.  Being a coastal town, Manjeshwar is also famous for its beaches. 

Services and Utilities in Manjeshwar

Some of the public utility services available in Manjeshwar are as follows:

Panchayat Office in Manjeshwar

The following is the address of Manjeshwar Panchayat Office:

Manjeshwar Panchayat Office
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998 - 272238 

Electricity Services in Manjeshwar

The Kerala State Electricity Board which functions from 1957 provides the electricity supply in Manjeshwar town. The address of Manjeshwar electricity office is:

Kerala State Electricity Board
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998-272400

Water Services in Manjeshwar

Water supply in Kerala is regulated by the Kerala Water Authority who also manages the sewage water. The head office is located at:

Thiruvananthapuram 695 033 

The KWA was found in the year 1984 and it serves as an autonomous body of Kerala State Government. The official website of Kerala Water Authority is  

Banking Services in Manjeshwar

Several private and public banks operate in Manjeshwar town. Let’s see here some of them.

State Bank of Travancore
P B No 2, Pioneer Centre, Hosangadi
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998-272668, 298999

Vijaya Bank
Hillside Commercial Complex, Hosangadi
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 0497-272637

Corporation Bank
Anantha Jyothi, Car Street
Hosabettu, Manjeshwar
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998- 272080, 272081

Syndicate Bank
Paivalike Towers
Hosangadi, Manjeshwar
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 1800-425-5784

Canara Bank
VIII-654-A Vyapari Bhavan National Highway
No 17 Main Road, Hosangadi
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998-274300

South Indian Bank
Siddique Complex, Mangalpady
Pachambala, Ichlangodu
Kasaragod 671 324
Tel: 04998-263156

North Malabar Gramin Bank
No X/1631, Gokul Building
Temple Road, Kumbla
Kasaragod 671 321
Tel: 04998-213272

Karnataka Bank
Mahalinga Dham, Main Road
Neerchal, Kumbla
Kasaragod 671 321
Tel: 04998-284036

Postal and Courier Services in Manjeshwar

The address of Manjeshwar Sub Post Office is: 

Manjeshwar Sub Post Office
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998-272630
Some of the courier services available in Manjeshwar are 

Kanileshwari Courier Service
Hillside Complex, Hosangadi
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998-272352

Speed & Safe Courier Services Pvt Ltd
City Point Building, 1st Floor
Old Press Club Junction
Kasaragod 671 121
Tel: 04994-225103

The Professional Couriers
Teeyem Complex, Near Old Bus Stand
Kasaragod 671 121
Tel: 04994-225269, 9447025269

Alleppey Parcel Service
NH 17, Near Gopikrishna Temple
Kasaragod 671 121
Tel: 09446006197

Telecom and Broadband Services in Manjeshwar

The address of the BSNL office in Manjeshwar is

BSNL Office
Manjeshwar Church Road
Kasaragod 671 323
Tel: 04998-272725

Private telecom companies also operate in Manjeshwar.

How to Reach Manjeshwar

Manjeshwar is well connected by road to other cities of the Kerala state. National Highway 66 also passes through Manjeshwar. KSRTC buses and private buses operate in Manjeshwar. Manjeshwar has its own railway station but Mangalore railway station is the nearest major railway junction. The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport. The nearest port to Manjeshwar is Mangalore Port. From airport and port, Manjeshwar could be reached by bus or by hiring a taxi. 

Quick Facts about Manjeshwar

Government - Block Panchayath
Area - 24.4 Sq Km
Population as per the 2011 census - 41,515
Time zone - IST
Postal Index Number - 671 323
STD Code - 04998
Official Languages - Malayalam, Tulu & English

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