Bantakal is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The place is very close to the Pithrody Udyavar Beach-cum-estuary. The major urban agglomeration in the area is Udupi city, which is located at a mere distance 17 km.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Udupi as the village does have facilities to accommodate tourists. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Vishu in April, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are numerous beaches worth exploring like the Padukere Beach (41 km away) and the breath-taking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (26 km away). A number of beautiful temples also dot the way to any of these spots.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 50 km.
The Udupi Railway Station, which is located around 19 km away, is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the village is in close proximity to the Arabian Sea coast. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the local populace. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.