Karaya is a small village located in the Beltangadi Taluka of the Dakshin Kannad District of Karnataka. It belongs to the administration of the Karaya Panchayath and is a part of the Mysore division. It is located 53 km towards the east from the district headquarters of Mangalore and 294 km from Bangalore.
Places to Stay
There are many budget hotels around the village of Karaya, mostly in Dharamasthala. A few of them are Stream of Joy Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000) and Rajathadri Guest house (Tariff - Rs. 1000).
Tulu is the local language here. Kannada, Konkani, and Beary Bashe are also spoken here.
The major festival of Karaya is Mahashivaratri is which is held in Feb-Mar.
Places of Interest
Dharamasthala, Karkala, Horanadu, and Sringeri are the popular tourist attractions near the village of Karaya. The Manjunatha temple, Neliyadi Beedu, Chandranath Swamy temple, Manjusha museum, Ram Mandir and Annapa Betta are other nearby attractions in the radius of 20 km.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport to the village of Karaya is the Mangalore Airport in Bajpe (48 km).
There is no railway station in Karaya. The nearest railway station is in Puttur. The Mangalore railway station (53 km) is nearest major railway station.
There are regular bus services from nearby places such as Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Karkala, Udupi, Kasargod, Puttur, Belgaum, and Dharwad. There are many categories to choose from such as air-conditioned, Sleeper to Seated buses depending upon the time and distance of the journey. Some of the leading bus operators here are Sugama tours and Durgamba motors. You can opt for Volvo bus ticket booking service provided by several online bus booking websites.