Agumbe is located at just about 50 kms from Udupi and can be included even in a trip to the beaches on a long holiday. Sringeri is one of the major relegious destination at about 30 kms from Agumbe, which is not the only one around Agumbe ,Dharmasthala is about 100 kms from Agumbe.
Udupi 50 Kms from Agumbe is famous for the Shri Krishna Temple. One amongst the seven Mukti Stalas this temple is believed to be created by Lord Parashurama. Udupi Sri Krishna Temple is highly revered by both Kurubas and Vaishnavites. The tradition of worshipping the diety through a window is a unique feature of this temple. The diety is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. The window is exquisitely carved and silver-plated.
Sringeri - Sanatana Dharma
According to legend, Adi Shankaracharya is said to have selected the site as the place to stay and teach his disciples, because when he was walking by the Tunga river, he saw a cobra with a raised hood, providing shelter from the hot sun, to a frog about to spawn.
Sringeri is located approximately 30 kms from Agumbe. The math serve free meals everyday to those that visit the temple
Celebrated as the 'Jaina Kashi' Moodabidiri is a prominent pilgrim centre for the jains about 80 kms from Agumbe. Built in 714 A.D the basadi in Moodabidri there are altogether 18 temples and a Math of Sri Charukeerthi Swamiji in Moodabidri.
Karkala - Gomateshwara
Karkala situated about 50 kms from Agumbe is known primarily for the 45-feet tall statue of Lord Bahubali (Gomateshwara). Just opposite to this statue there is a Jain 'Basadi' known as 'Chaturmukha Basadi' which is built of granite. In front of this temple, there is a beautifully carved pillar called Manasthamhha which is nearly 50 feet high. There are 18 temples at Karkala.