Sasthan is a rural area in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the famous city of Udupi at a distance of 20 km south. Technically speaking, the place lies along the Arabian Sea coast. The area is a perfect stop for those seeking a feel of the cool sea breeze, traditional cuisine as well as temples.
Places to Stay
Due to limited options of hotels in the area, the best place for lodging is undoubedtly Udupi. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Being in close proximity to the coast, everywhere you go will be picturesque and beautiful. Some of the famous beaches which are worth a visit in the area are Padukere Beach (10 km away), the breath-taking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (24 km away) and Beejadi Beach (15 km away).
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 75 km.
The Udupi Railway Station is located around 21 km away is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town has a lot of significance in the national arena for its beaches. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, among whom SRS Travels is one. Buses to the area are available from Udupi. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.