About Sullia

Sullia, otherwise spelt as Sullia, is a small town located in Dakshina Kannada District. It is also the Taluka Headquarters. Sullia Town Panchayat is responsible for looking after the general administration of Sullia Town. The Town Panchayat was established in the year 1996. The entire town is divided into 18 wards.

Geography of Sullia

Geography of Sullia

Sullia has mesmerizing landscapes as it is surrounded by lush green Western Ghat Mountain Ranges. Many of these mountains and hills around Sullia are preferred places for the trekkers. Sullia is located at a distance of 89 km from Mangalore City. Climate of Sullia is humid and hot during summers.  The total area of Sullia Town is about 6.61 sq km. Location of Sullia is at 12.33 Degrees North Latitude and 75.23 Degrees East Longitude. Sullia is located at an elevation of 108 m. During summers, the temperature of Sullia rises up to 35 Degrees Celsius while during winters the temperature rises up to 25Degrees Celsius. In Sullia, monsoon is from June to September, spring season is from November to January and summer season is from February to May.

Demographics of Sullia

The population of Sullia Town is 19, 958 as per India Census 2011. The percentage of males is approximately 49% and percentage of females is 51%. The average literacy rate of Sullia Town is 91%. Out of the total population of this town, 70% people are Hindus, 27% people are Muslims and 3% people are Christians. The main language spoken here is Kannada but languages like Tulu and Are Bhashe Dialet are also used by many inhabitants. Konkani, Kodava, Gowda Kannada and Havigannada are some other languages spoken in some parts of Sullia. Sullia Culture is mainly Tuluva Culture with a part of Kodava Culture mixed with it.

Economy of Sullia

Economy of Sullia is dependent on Horticulture and Agriculture. As this region has abundant sources of water and fertile soil, most of the industries in Sullia are based on agricultural products. Sullia is famous for its agriculture. This region produces huge amount of crops such as Cashew Nut, Areca Nut, Rubber, Black Pepper, Coconut, Jack fruit, Vanilla, rice and Banana.

Tourist Places in Sullia

Sullia has many tourist attractions within the town and around it. Sullia has two important rivers, Kumaradhara and Payaswini flowing through it. Trekking trail to Kumara Parvat is another adventurous activity in Sullia that many tourists like to experience. Another trekking trail near Sullia is Koli Kamale Trekking route that is located at Kodagu, 7 km from Sullia.

Sullia Tourism


Sri Kukke Subramanya Temple, Sri Mallikarjuna Temple, and Sri Dhurgaparameshwari Temple are famous religious shriens of Sullia. Another natural attraction of Sullia is the Abbey waterfall. Sullia is also famous for its hanging or suspension bridges. These bridges are built on Payaswini River.

How to Reach Sullia

Sullia is very well connected to major cities and towns of Karnataka and the adjoining state Kerala. Buses run by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation are very frequent. Private buses and taxicabs are also there to travel between Sullia and other cities and towns. To travel within Sullia, auto rickshaws are available. The nearest airport to Sullia is the Mangalore International Airport located at a distance of 90 km from Sullia.

The nearest railway station to Sullia is the Subrahmanya Road or Puttur Railway Station. Sullia can be reached from Bangalore and this road journey passes through places like Mysore, Mandya, Hunsur, Kushalnagar and Madikeri. Another route to reach Sullia through road is from Mangalore where travelers pass through B.C Road and Mani.

One Day Trip from Sullia

Travelers enjoy many wonderful places around Sullia and these places can be reached within 2 to 3 hours from Sullia. Find here information about places for one day trips from Sullia.

Sullia to Mangalore

Mangalore can be reached within 3 hours from Sullia. The famous attractions of Mangalore are Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Church, Kadri Manjunath Temple, Light House Hill Garden, St. Mary’s Beach, Mangalore Beach, Suratkal Beach and Ullal Dargah.

Sullia to Dharmasthala

Dharamsthala is another interesting tourist destination around Sullia.  The famous attractions of Dharmasthala are 8 Jain Basadis, Bahubali Statue, Manjusha Museum, Annappa Betta, Netravati River Barrage, and Neliyali Beedu. For the lovers of vintage cars, Dharamasthala houses a car museum.

Weekend Destinations from Sullia

Sullia is also an ideal gateway for many other tourist destinations which one could enjoy during a weekend. Read below to know about such weekend destinations from Sullia.

Sullia to Somvarpet

Somvarpet is a tourist destination with numerous natural attractions. The famous attractions of Somvarpet are Pushpagiri Hills, Mallali Waterfall, Kote Betta, Hommammana Kere and Suntikoppa.

Sullia to Mysore

A city that still bears the glorious past of the Rulers of this region, Mysore is a perfect holiday retreat for the history lovers. Famous attractions of Mysore are Mysore Zoo, Mysore Palace, Lalitha Mahal,   Jagamohan Palace and Art Gallery, Chamundi Hills, the Brindavan Gardens, Jayalaxmi Vilas, Datta Peetham, Karanji Lake, Kukkarahali Lake, St. Philomena’s Church and Krishna Raja Sagara.

Distance from Sullia

Given here is the name of places and their distances from Sullia

Distance from Sullia


Distance from Sullia to Mangalore: 89 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour 51 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Bangalore: 318 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 5 hours 46 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Mysore: 170 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 3 hours 30 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Madikeri: 53 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour 8 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Kushalanagara: 83 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour 44 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Somwarpet: 91 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 2 hours 10 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Puttur: 36 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 46 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Gundya: 61 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hours 25 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Bantwal: 64 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance from Sullia to Dharmasthala: 73 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour 44 minutes

Fact File of Sullia

Town: Sullia
District: Dakshin Kannada
State: Karnataka
Latitude: 12.33 Degrees North
Longitude: 75.23 Degrees East
Elevation: 108 m
Total Population: 19, 958
Total Area: 6.61 sq km
Official Language: Kannada, Tulu
Website: www.sulliatown.gov.in

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