Bidalkatte is a small hamlet based in Kundapura (in the Udupi district) in Karnataka. This village is based 35 km north of Udupi, is 15 km from Kundapura and 361 km from Bangalore city. Bidkalkatte is encircled by Udupi in the south, Hosanagara in the north, Tirthahalli in the east and the Karkal taluk in the west. Some cities near Bidkalkatte include Kota, Karkala, Udupi and Moodbidri.
Places to Stay
There are many budget-friendly hotels in Kundapura which is approximately 9 km from Bidalkatte. Some of them include Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Hariprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hiren Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Gokulprasada (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Bidalkatte is Tulu. Hindi and Kannada are also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Bidalkatte include Ugadi, Gowri Ganesha (September), Diwali (November) and Dussera (October).
Places of Interest
Some places nearby that attract tourists include Kodachaadri (11 km), Kollur (32 km), Udupi (35 km) and Agumbe (37 km.)
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport and is located at a distance of 81 km from Bidalkatte.
Kundapura is the nearest railway station and is located at a distance of 9 km from Bidalkatte.
Bidalkatte is well-connected with other cities and villages through buses. Some of the best bus operators in this region include SRS Travels and Durgamba Travels. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.
A panchayat town located in the Shimoga District of of Karnataka, Thirthahalli lies on the bank of the river Tunga. Located amidst the dense deciduous forests of Western Ghats, the town lies on National Highway NH-13 (Thirthahalli road), which provides access to other cities. Legend has it that Sage Parusharama visited the Tunga here, hence Rama Mantapa in Thirthahalli is regarded a holy place where taking a dip will wash away one’s sins. The town is connected to Kuruvalli via the Tunga Bridge.
Places to Stay
Being a highly revered pilgrimage centre, Thirthahalli offers travellers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Places like Hotel Dwaraka and Hotel Mayura near the bus stand offer accommodations from Rs.700 onwards.
The annual five-day festival, Yellu Amavasya Jatre is popular in this town. During the Utsava Moorthi, the main idol of Lord Sri Rameshwara is taken to the river to be consecrated. In the month of December all idols of gods from all the neighbouring regions are gathered together on the banks of River Tunga near Malur
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Sri Rameshwara Temple is in the middle of town. Other places to visit in the neighbouring regions are Ambuthirtha, where the river Sharavathi forms a water falls,, Kavishaila at Kuppalli (18kms) and Kundadri Jain Temple and the Kundadri hills (30kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (140 km).
The nearest railway station is Shimoga (55 km).
Thirthahalli bus stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRS Travels and Sri Durgamba Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Check out for bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com.