There are number of Hindu temples in Moodbidri. Among them Sri Hanuman Temple, Sri Venkataramana Temple, Mahalasa Narayani Temple (Mahamaye Temple), Sri Gowri Temple, Doddamane Road, Sri Eshwara Temple, Doddamane Road, Ponnechari Venkatramana Temple, Shiva Temple, Alangaar, Old Maari Gudi at Swaraj Maidan, New Maari Gudi at Swaraj Maidan and Maari Gudi near Sri Mahaveera College.
A sizable number in Moodbidri practise Roman Catholicism. They are also known as Mangalorean Catholics. There are around 11 churches in and around Moodbidri Varado. Among them, the 16th century old Portuguese-built church Igreja da Santa Cruz Hospet or Hospet Church is very famous.
HOW TO REACH–
Moodbidri is on National Highway 13. It is accessible from Mangalore (31 km away) by bus. Mangalore Airport is 40 from Moodbidri. It is an hour from Udupi and near Karkala. Other nearby places are Venur and Kudremukh. The local and long distance transport includes the buses which ply regularly. Shuttle and express buses to Mangalore, Udupi, Karkala, Shimoga, Kudrmukha, Sringeri, Dharmastala, Bantwal Bethalgady, Naravi and Mulki run every 5–10 minutes.