Kulai is a ward in the Municipal limits of Mangalore city in Karnataka. It is located near Surathkal town (14 km). Kulai was once an area that was abundant in paddy fields, coconut gardens and evergreen forest. However, it has now been developed into a residential and commercial area. Kulai has a multi-ethnic diversity in its population. There are many places of scenic interest to see around Kulai.
Places to Stay
Although there are hotels in Kulai, nearby Suratkal has a number of good budget hotel options. These include the Hotel Lalith Internatinal (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Maharaja International (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Kulai is Kannada.
The important events in Kulai are all celebrated in Mangalore (15 km). These include the Yakshagana, a night-long dance and drama performance; Pilivesha- a folk tiger dance, unique to the region is performed and attended during Dussehra, and Shri Krishna Janmashthami. Karadi Vesha is also
performed during Dussehra.
Places of Interest
Surathkal Beach is a popular scenic spot for a day-long adventure. The Lighthouse is another attraction here. Shri Sadashiva Mahaganapati Temple, Shri Vishnumurthy temple, and Iddya Shri Mahalingeshwara temple are three religious attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kulai is the Bajpe Airport in Mangalore (15 km).
Kulai’s nearest railway station is in Surathkal with regular trains halting here.
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