Chitthoor is a small village in the south Indian state of Karnataka. The place is just 21 km away from the coastal town of Gangoli. The major urban agglomeration in the area is Udupi city (located 57 km south of the village). The Mookamabika Wildlife Sanctuary is located just 4 km north of the village. If you are in Udupi, you can make a day trip to this village and explore the beaches nearby.
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
In literal sense, where ever you ride on to towards the coast is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are Maravanthe Beach (21 km away), the breath-taking estuary-cum-beach in Gangoli (21 km away) and the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 111 km.
The Bhatkal Railway Station located around 57 km away is the closest major railway station to the village.
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. Private operators like SRS Travels also ply its buses in the region. One can get buses bound for the Mookambika Reserve from Bhatkal and get down in the village. When you are booking your tickets through Ticketgoose.com, look out for bus ticket coupons and save money.