The village of Kotekar is located the Mangalore Taluka of the Dakshin Kannad District of Karnataka. It belongs to Mysore division. It is located 347 km from Bangalore. Dharamsthala, Karkal, and Udupi are a few nearby tourist destinations. Kasargod also lies at a distance of just 50 km.
Places to Stay
There are many comfortable and inexpensive hotels around Kotekar, mostly in Mangalore city. Two good recommendations are Ginger Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 3000) and Hotel Pooja International (Tariff - Rs. 2000).
Tulu is the local language here. Kannada, Konkani, and Beary Bashe are also spoken here.
The two main festivals of the village are Navarattri and Shivarathriand are celebrated with great pomp. The Mahashivarathri is held in Feb-Mar.
Places of Interest
The city of Mangalore is just 5 km away from the village of Kotekar. The Mangalore beach and Kudroli Gokarnath temple are must visit. Kadri Hill Park, Milagres Church, Lighthouse Hill Garden, Sultan Battery, and Mangala Devi Temple are other well-known spots in 5 km radius from Kotekar.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kotekar is the Mangalore Airport in Bajpe (8 km).
The Mangalore railway station (6km) is the nearest major railway station to Kotekar.
There are daily bus services from Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Karkala, Udupi, and Kasargod. There are different categories to choose from such as A/C, Non-A/C, Sleeper and Seated buses depending upon the time and distance of the journey. Some of the leading bus operators are Sugama tours and Durgamba motors. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home.