Nandikur, also spelled as Nandikoor, in Karnataka is a picturesque coastal village in Udupi district. The lush green paddy fields, coconut groves and emerald forests in the village make it even more alluring. One of the major attractions of Nandikur is the Durgaprameshwari temple. Located 27 km from Udupi and 34 km away from Mangalore, this village is an offbeat destination with several beaches to explore nearby.
Places to Stay
Nandikur has several budget hotels for tourists. Some of them include Hotel Soundarya Palace (Tariff – Rs.948), Hotel Maharaja International (Tariff – Rs.568), Hotel Lalit International (Tariff – Rs.688) and Varsha Guest House (Tariff – Rs.449).
Kannada and Urdu are widely spoken in Nadikur.
Makar Sankranti in January, Mahashivaratri in February, Ugadi in March and Dasara in September-October are the most important events of this village.
Places of Interest
Nandikur has numerous attractions in and around the village. Padubidri Beach (5 km), Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple (9 km), Kaup Beach (14 km), Surathkal Beach (19 km) and Sri Venkataramana Temple (36 km) are some of the major attractions that are worth exploring.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport, which is located 35 km away, is the nearest airport from here.
Mangalore Central Railway Station is situated at a distance of 37 km from here. This is the major railhead connecting Nandikur to other cities.
Buses are available from Bangalore, Mangalore and Udupi. Sugama Tourists is one of the top operators plying its buses on this route. State-run buses are also available. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home.