Bantwady is a small village in the Udupi district of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The place comes under the Mysore division and is not very far away from the Arabian Sea coast (7-8 km away). The major urban agglomeration in the area is Udupi city (47 km). The village is very scenic as the Chakra river joins the Gangoli Estuary, which goes on to the Arabian Sea.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Udupi. 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 Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are beaches worth visiting in Bantwady. Some of them are Maravanthe Beach (7 km), Padukere Beach (27 km away), the breathtaking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (51 km away) and Beejadi Beach (21 km away).
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 104 km.
The Udupi Railway Station, located around 51 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. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the needs of the people, including private operators like SRS Travels. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.