Pilikula Heritage Village

Pilikula Heritage Village, located in Mangalore, is a 35-acre site that recreates the typical rural ambience of Dakshina Kannada region. This is a must-visit site if you are in Mangalore.

The Guthu House – a traditional house of the region, Kambala Track (Buffalo race track), Nagabana (a shrine dedicated to serpents), artisan corners, and gardens (areca, coconut) are all turning out to be great tourist attractions in Mangalore.

A trip to Pilikula Heritage village can be included in your Mangalore trip itinerary even if you are looking for adventure activities in Mangalore since there is a Zoo, a lake for boating and a water park nearby.

This Pilikula Heritage village blog is a record of my visit to the site as part of a Nikon Photo walk that was held in Mangalore. Read on.

Nikon Photo Walk to Pilikula Heritage Village

June 22, Sunday: I wake up earlier than usual, excited at the prospect of meeting fellow photographers at the Photo Walk organized by Nikon in Mangalore to Pilikula Heritage Village.

I get dressed and drive to Pilikula, an interesting area located about 15 KMs off Mangalore city that contains a fabulous zoo, a biological park and an artisan village.

I reach on time (9. 15 AM) and notice that a group had already formed at the entrance. I join them and get introduced to the group.

The organizers informed us that we would all drive to the artisan village, a.k.a, the Heritage Village and spend some time there shooting pictures.

pilikula heritage village walk

Artisan homes in pilikula heritage village

The place is quiet and beautiful. The typical rural atmosphere of Dakshina Kannada has been recreated in Heritage Village. The dwellings of the various types of artisans reflect their work. Visitors could interact with the artisans, and could also try their hand at some of the stuff the artisans do.
Below are some photos from my Photo Walk.

At the Sculptor's:Buddha carved in stone
At the Sculptor’s: Buddha carved in stone
The weaver: creating magic using thread
The weaver: creating magic using thread
pilikula heritage village  - A loom at the handloom house
A loom at the handloom house
At the handloom house: Loved those colours!
At the handloom house: Loved those colours!
Clay figurines
Clay figurines
At the carpenters place
At the carpenters place
The carpenter's creations
The carpenter’s creations
This is how they grind medicinal seeds to extract oil. At pilikula heritage village
This is how they grind medicinal seeds to extract oil.
Bulls at work.
Bulls at work.
The potter at pilikula heritage village - gets his workplace ready
The potter gets his workplace ready
The potter's hands doing some magic!
The potter’s hands doing some magic!
The potter's products displayed for sale
The potter’s products displayed for sale
The Guthu House at pilikula heritage village -  a traditional house of the coastal landlords
The Guthu House – a traditional house of the coastal landlords
The front portion of Guthu house
The front portion of Guthu house
Products of the artisans displayed for sale at Pilikula entrance
Products of the artisans are displayed for sale at the Pilikula entrance

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I hope you enjoyed this story about Pilikula Heritage Village. Have you been to Pilikula? Did you try your hand at pottery?
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