A large village surrounded by a dense forest and lofty mountains, Manki is sandwiched between Goa and Mangalore. It is located in Karnataka’s Uttar Kannada district. The beaches and temples around this vicinity are worth visiting. There are many popular places such as Netrani Island, Sharavati River, Jog Falls, numerous water reservoirs and Murudeshwara town, which is well known for its beach and the world’s second-tallest statue of Shiva.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Manki. Bhatkal, 26 km away from this village, offers good affordable hotels. Two such hotels are Hotel Kola Paradise (Tariff – Rs.393) and Central Lodge (Tariff – Rs.295).
The official language spoken in Manki is Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated here are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions around Manki. They include Bhatkal (26 km), Honavar (14 km), Apsarkonda Beach (9 km), Kasarkod Beach (11 km), Sharavati River Delta (13 km), Murudeshwar (15 km), Jali Beach (27 km) and Shiroor located 39 km away from Manki.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Mangalore Airport, is 165 km away from this village.
Manki Railway Station, 4 km away from here, connects this area to various states.
Two neighbouring towns, Kumta and Bhatkal, have regular state-run and private buses to this locality. Private bus operators such as Sri Durgamba Travels and Seabird Tourists offer daily buses from Bangalore to Manki. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.