Panathur is a small hamlet which is situated on the Kerala-Karnataka border. It comes under the Kanhangad taluk of the Kasaragod district. Due to its proximity to the Arabian sea, Panathur has a humid climate which is good for the production of rubber, coconut, pepper and similar agricultural products. Kanhangad, Payyannur, Kasaragod and Cheruthazham are the cities near Panathur. The Thuloorvanath Bhagavathi temple is a major tourist attraction in Panathur.
Places to Stay
Panathur is a small city and hence does not have many hotels nearby. However, local homestays are available.
The official language of Panathur is Malayalam. Tulu is also a widely spoken language in Panathur.
Kaliyattam, which begins just the day after Shivratri, is a popular festival here.
Places of Interest
The most popular tourist spot is the Thuloorvanath Bhagavathi temple.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Panathur is at Mangalore which is 76 km away.
Panathur does not have a railway station of its own. The nearby cities of Kanhangad and Nileshwar do, but only a few limited trains halt here. Mangalore Junction is the closest major railway station from where one can catch several trains to important cities in India. This station is 76 km from Panathur.
The nearest bus stand to Panathur is located 10.8km away and is known as the SFI bus stand. Kohinoor Travels and Devi Motors are two of the popular private operators which ply their buses on these routes. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.