Venur is a small town situated in Dakshina Kannada District
, about 70 km from the northeast of Mangalore
, 30 km from Dharmasthala
and 19 km from
. It is an important pilgrim spot famous for its Bahubali Temple
where one can see the huge 38 ft tall statue of
(Gomateshwara) installed in 1605 by an Anjila prince. There are the ruins of the Mahadev Shiva Temple and eight Jain temples (Basadis/Bastis), the largest Basti dedicated to Shantinatha. Moodabidri
, also called Jaina Kashi, lies nearby.
Venur is connected by road to other cities and towns nearby. The nearest airport and railhead are at Mangalore.