Parkala is a suburb of Udupi city located east of Manipal in Udupi district of Karnataka. It is located along the banks of river Swarna and is dotted with paddy fields, coconut and arecanut plantations and forests. Gatson colony the most famous colony in Udupi is located in Parkala.
Places to Stay
Good budget accommodations are available in Udipi. Some of them are Hotel Big Boss (Tariff - Rs.500), Royal International Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500), Green Park Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000)
Konkani, Tulu and Kannada are widely spoken here.
A popular market called the Santhe in local lingo is held every week.
Places to Visit
Parkala has ancient temples, a mosque, besides schools—one of them, the Basel Mission School, is more than 100 years old.
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is at Bajpe (60 kms) in Mangalore.
Parkala is connected by road and railway, the nearest railway station being the Udupi Railway Station (8 kms) on the Konkan Railway.
Parkala is connected by public and private transport to major cities in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Parkala include Sea Bird Travels SRS Travels and Neeta Travels. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.