Shankaranarayana is a village situated in Udupi district in Karnataka state. It is situated 38 km from Udupi and 357 km from the state capital, Bangalore. The economy is based on agriculture and people here cultivate paddy, coconut, pepper and cashew. Udupi, Kota, Mudbidri and Karkala are cities close to Shankaranarayana. This village earlier went by the name of Golikatte.
Places to Stay
Hotels can be found at Udupi. Some of them are Hotel Kediyoor (Tariff - Rs. 700 to 1500), Hotel Swadesh Heritage (Tariff - Rs. 600), Hotel Udupi Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1500).
The languages spoken in Shankaranarayana are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated in Shankaranarayana are Rama Navami, Shivrathri, Holi, Ratha Sapthami, Janmashtami, Navratri and Vijaya Dashami.
Places of Interest
There are several tourist destinations close to Shankaranarayana. Some of them are Kaup Beach, Krishna Temple and Ananteshwar Temple at Udupi (37 km), Kodachaadri Hills, Hidlumane Water Falls and Shankaracharya Temple at Kodachaadri (10 km) and Garuda’s Cave, Balamuri Ganpati Temple and Mookambika Temple at Kollur (31 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bajpe Airport at Mangalore. It is located about 81 km away.
The closest railway station is at Mangalore, 94 km away.
Bhatkal and Kundapur are towns that are linked to Shankaranarayana. The Yadagiri bus station also connects the village to nearby towns like Harihara and Honnali. Private operators like VRL Travels and Sri Durgamba Travels have bus services that pass through the village. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India.