Farangipete is a small town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Mangalore at a distance of 18 km north-west of the town. Farangipete lies on the northern banks of the Netravathi river. Those with a keen interest in Mother Nature, rivers, estuaries and the sea should visit this place. The Arabian Sea coast is just 20 km away.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Mangalore. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Srinivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kumar's International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Mangalore International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Vishu in April, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Virtually anywhere you ride on to towards the coast is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are in Mangalore, the prime example being Panambur Beach. Some of the other places which are worth a visit are Kadri Manjunath Temple, Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Chapel and others.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 25 km.
The town has a railway station of its own. The Mangalore Junction Railway Station, located around 10 km away is the closest major railway station.
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. Private operators like SRS Travels have also slowly joined the race. Making use of bus ticket coupons are the best way to get discounts while booking your tickets.