Adyar is not the Adyar locality of Chennai you can afford to get confused with. The Adyar in question is a small village on the outskirts of the beautiful coastal Karnataka city of Mangalore in the Dakshin Kannada district. The village does not have many interesting stuff to offer on its own, but the surrounding areas are certainly worth a visit.
Places to Stay
As Mangalore is a very popular tourist hub, the city offers limitless options when it comes to hotels. Budget hotels are also available in plenty. Among some of those hotels which you can consider are The Prestige (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Shaan Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs.600) and Woodlands Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900).
The official language of Karnataka is Kannada. Being close to Kerala, Malayalam is also understood by the local populace. English is also widely used and understood.
The important festivals of Adyar are Diwali, Vishu, Ganesh Chathurthi, Nativity Feast and Eid.
Places of Interest
By virtue of being situated very near to the coast, Adyar has a lot of tourist attractions. Some of these places which should not evade your radar of interest are the Sultan Battery (15 km away from Adyar), the Kadri Manjunath Temple (13 km away from Adyar), St. Aloysius Church (10 km from Adyar) and the Lighthouse Hill Garden (10 km away from Adyar).
How to Get There
Bajpe airport or the Mangalore airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 11 km.
The Kakanadi Railway Station, Mangalore Junction Railway Station and Mangalore Railway Station are located at distances of 5 km, 5 km and 9 km respectively.
Bus services in the area are quite common with Mangalore and Bajpe being very close to Adyar. Most of the buses which ply on this route are state transport buses. Opt for online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of discounts.