Barkur will be tried to declare one of the tourism destination in district 

Richard D’Souza, Kallianpur
Kemmannu News Network, 26-01-2019 11:05:18

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Udupi : Barkur heritage village in Udupi district will be try to declare tourism destination in the district by the state government, said Dr. Jayamala, District in-charge minister.



In her inaugural address after inaugurating three days Alupotsava 2019, celebrations at Barkur Pandya Kote, which organized by district administration, Zilla Panchayat, District Tourism Department, Kannada and Cultural Department, she said that the culture and land of Karavali extra-ordinary. Alupa dynasty made their capital at Mangaluru, Udyavara and at the end at Barkur. In order to declare Barkur as Tourism Centre and destination, the tourism minister also interested. All efforts will be made to declare Barkur as Tourism Centre, she said.

Earlier, Dr Jayamala flagged off three days Aluptosava from Barkur Kote. The huge procession of various cultural and other tablos started from the Sri Panchalinga Temple when Dr. Jayamala given start from above the bullock cart. During the procession various traditional art teams, Chende, Chatri, Nandiflag, dances along with traditional Combu, brass band and other.



Prior to inauguration of the Aluptosava 2019, Dr. Jayamala inaugurated exhibition of flowers. Several heritage places were decorated with lights all over Barkur village as well as Chalukya Pandya Kote.

Kota Srinvas Poojary Opposition leader of the legislative council, Government of Karnataka appreciated the initiatives taken for the Alupotsava 2019 and requested the district administration as well as all departments concerned should celebrate every year Alupotsava, so that the future generation can understand the culture, tradition and history of Barkur.


Sri Sri Dr. Vishwa Santhosh Bharathi Guruji of Barkur, Rev Fr. Philip Nery Aranha Parish Priest of St Peter’s Church, Barkur, Maulana Mohammed Rafiq local Mosque priest spoke during the occasion.

Dinakar Babu ZP President, Shusheela K Shetty Vice President ZP, Nalini Pradeep Rao President Udupi Taluk Panchayat, Sudhakar Shetty Marmady ZP member, Shailaja D’Souza President of Barkur Grama Panchayat, Prakash Shetty of Yadtady, Arun member of taluk panchayat, ADC Vidyakumari, Manohar Shetty, district Karavali Tourism, Shantharam Shetty, Picthalli Srinivas and others were present on the dais.

District Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis welcomed the gatherings. Anitha Deputy Director of district tourism department spoke keynote address. Dr Roshankumar Shetty of district sports and youth empowerment department delivered vote of thanks. Ganesh Prasad from Bengaluru compered the programme.



Comments on this Article
James Fernandes, Chicago USA Sat, January-26-2019, 7:16
What a glorius and honest display of currently maintained Barkurs past glory. With a few additions of basic swatchatha amenities, dining and sleeping (hotels) facilities, taxi services and by nurturing the plants and flowers, animals and fish tourists can be attracted.
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