Hosmar is a village in the district of Udupi in Karnataka, India. It belongs to the Idu Panchayath. It comes under the Mysore division. It lies 57 km east from district headquarters Udupi and 22 km away from Karkala. It is located 309 km away from state capital Bangalore. It is surrounded by Beltangadi, Bantval, Sringeri and Puttur. The nearby cities are Puttur, Mangalore, Karkala and Moodbidri. Hosmar is close to the Arabian Sea.
Places to Stay
There are plenty budget hotels available in Karkala, which is close to Hosmar. They are Hotel Suhag (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1100), Hotel Kings Court (Tariff – Rs. 553) and Hotel Prakash (Tariff – Rs. 550 to Rs. 1450).
The local language spoken in Hosmar is Tulu. The other languages include Konkani and Kannada.
Many festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali are celebrated in the town every year.
Places of Interest
Lakshmi Venkatramana Bhajana Mandir (in Hosmar), Karkala (21 km from Hosmar), Horanadu (27 km from Hosmar), Dharmasthala (35 km from Hosmar), Sringeri (36 km from Hosmar), Mangalore (46 km from Hosmar) and Puttur (46 km from Hosmar) are places that are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hosmar is Bajpe Airport which is located at a distance of 39 km.
Bantawala Railway Station (36 km away) and Mulki Railway Station (43 km away) are the nearby railway stations to Hosmar. Mangalore Railway Station (51 km away) is a major railway station.
Karkala and Moodbidri are the nearest towns to Hosmar having good road connectivity with Hosmar. Sugama Tourists, Kesineni Travels and VRL Travels are bus operators offering a great travel experience. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.