Barkur is a small village in the Udupi district of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is made up of three villages taken together collectively. The place is just 16 km away from the Arabian Sea coast. The major urban city in the area is Udupi city (16 km). The beautiful Swarna River Estuary is just 23 km away from the village.
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
Literally, where ever you ride on to towards the coast is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are Padukere Beach (16 km away), the breathtaking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (20 km away) and Beejadi Beach (20 km away).
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 72 km.
The Udupi Railway Station, located around 20 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 town has a lot of significance in the national arena for its beaches. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the needs of the people, including SRS Travels. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.