Also known as Belmannu, Belman is a small town on the coast of the Arabian Sea in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in the Udupi district. It is said that the place got its name from Billi Mannu (meaning white soil). Udupi is the major urban agglomeration in the area at a distance of 32 km.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Udupi at a distance of 106 km. 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 Belman 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
The temple which has brought the village into limelight is the Durga Parameshwari Temple built before the 7th Century AD. In 1952, the oldest Kannada inscription was found beneath the temple’s foundation. Besides this, a drive to the coast to watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea can also be thrilling.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 30 km.
The Udupi Railway Station, which is located around 34 km away, is the closest 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 indirectly cater to the needs of the people, besides SRS Travels. Avail of bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com and get a number of discounts.