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Kasargod»Ananthapura Temple

The only lake temple in Kerala, the Ananthapura Temple was built in the 9th century. Located on the Kumbla-Badiyadka Road, about 14 km north from Kasargod Town, the sanctum of the temple situated in the middle of a scenic lake, can be reached only by a bridge. The walls of the sanctum are covered with mural paintings depicting the stories of the Vedas. A crocodile is said to inhabit the lake and only one has been spotted in it since time immemorial.