Thekkatte is a small coastal village in Kundapura of Udupi district, Karnataka. Udupi is 30 km away and Bangalore is 432 km from Thekkatte. Nearby coastal cities are Karkala, Udupi, Kota, and Mudbidri. There are several beaches along the coastal line. People can also visit surrounding areas like Karkala, Bhatkal, Hosanagara, and Udupi.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels located around Thekkatte. Affordable hotels are available in Kundapura, 10 km from Thekkatte. Some of the hotels are Parijatha Lodge (Tariff – Rs.393), Hotel Shalom (Tariff – Rs.341), Jewel Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900), and Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs.572).
The languages spoken in Thekkatte are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Beary Bashe, English, and Hindi.
Important festivals celebrated in Thekkatte are Kite Festival in January, Ugadi in March-April, Krishna Janmashtami and Mosaru Kudike held during August-September, Shivratri in February, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many beaches which are famous for their water sports. Some of the places in Kundapura which are worth visiting are Kodi Beach (7 km), Kundeshwara Temple (2 km), Trasi (12 km), and Marvanthe Beach (13 km).
How to Get There
The Bajpe Airport, which is about 82 km from Thekkatte, is the nearest.
There are no railway stations in this area. Kundapur Railway Station is 12 km from Thekkatte.
There are many state-owned and private buses that connect Thekkatte to other localities. Some of the private operators like Sri Durgamaba Travels and Sugama Travels have regular trips to Thekkatte from places like Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli, and Dharwad. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.