Formerly known as Kandavara, Kaikamba is a semi-urban town which lies in the coastal region of Karnataka. Its district headquarters, Mangalore, is based at a distance of 18 km. Kaikamba has several beaches nearby like the Panambur Beach (20 km), Someshwar Beach (27 km) and Tannirbhavi Beach (25km), which are some of the major attractions. Pompei Church is another place, which is worth visiting.
Places to Stay
Mangalore offers several budget hotels to tourists like Hotel Ayodhya (Tariff-Rs.500), Hotel Ganesh Mahal (Tariff-Rs.600), Hotel Parkway (Tariff-Rs.700), Hotel Manorama (Tariff-Rs.800) and others.
Tullu is a widely spoken language here.
Festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Dussehra (October) and Krishna Janmashtami (September) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in the region.
Places of Interest
Apart from Pompei Church, Manel Temple of Kaikamba is worth a visit. The nearest city, Mangalore, houses numerous beaches, museums, port, parks and places of worships. Milagres Church (23 km), New Mangalore Port (23 km) and Mangalore Beach (22 km) are some must-see places.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport based in Bajpe is only 8 km away from here.
Mangalore Railway Station (18 km) connects Kaikambi to other major cities and towns.
Kaikamba lies on the Mangalore-Moodabidri Highway. Hence, there are lots of buses that operate in this area. SRS Travels, Ganesh Tourists, Sugama Travels and Anand Travels are some of the private operators plying to and fro this region. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.