Gantalkatte is a small hamlet, which is nestled in the eastern part of Karnataka. It is about 37 km northeast of the Dakshin Kannada district headquartered in Mangalore. It is located at a distance of 314 km from the state capital of Bangalore.
Places to Stay
There are a numerous hotels near the village of Gantalkette. The rates of hotels may vary according to preferences and budget . Some of the hotels are Ramannana Hotel (Tariff - Rs.1000) and Egbert Menzes Murga (Tariff - Rs.2000).
The languages spoken in this region are Tulu, Kannada, Konkani and Beary Bashe.
The village is the religious center for Catholics, attracting tourists from many parts of the country, south of the Sandhyas. Hence Christmas is celebrated with fervour and includes midnight masses and carol singing. Feasts commemorating various saints are also held. Most of these festivities are held in the month of December.
Places of Interests
Amongst the chief places of interest, is the Church of The Lady of Perpetual Succour. It is the primary spiritual and cultural mainstay of the village. A little further away in Mudbidri, is the ancient temple of Hanuman and Gowri.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport to Gantalkatte is the Mangalore airport which is about 20 km from the village .
The railway station at Mangalore is the major one located at a distance of 37 km to the village of Gantalkatte.
There are daily buses operating from Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai, Puttur, Mudbidri, Dharwad, and Belgaum. Some of the leading operators who offer good services are Sugama Tourists and Durgamba Motors. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.