Uchila is a small fishing village in the Udupi district of Karnataka. The city nearest to Uchila is Udupi (17 km). Uchila has a robust diversity in its population, with people of many religions living harmoniously. The main occupation of Uchila is fishing, and fishing-related small-scale industry. Uchila also falls under the Tulu Nadu region, although most of the population is predominantly from Karnataka.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Uchila, nearby Udupi has few good options. One of these is the Ramdev Yermal (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Uchila is Kannada. No other languages are spoken here.
The most important event here is Yakshagana, which are night-long dance and drama performances held in Udupi (17 km). Then there are year-long events like Kambala, Lagori, Chinni-Dandu and others. If you are lucky, you might even catch a cock fight or two.
Places of Interest
Pristine beaches that have not been touched by commercial investors are the main attractions in Uchila. Yermal (7 km) also has several places of religious interest such as the Janardhana Temple, two Mosques, and Jain Basadhi Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Uchila is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore (72 km).
Uchila is well connected to the rest of Karnataka through Udupi junction. All trains to Bangalore, Mangalore, Goa, Chennai, Cochin and Mumbai frequently halt here.
There are daily bus services to Hubli, Bangalore and other places. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are SRS Travels, Durgamba Motors, Sugama Tourist, Pragathi Tourist Corporation, Sri Durgamba Travels, and Vishal Motors. Volvo bus booking through online bus ticket booking website like Ticketgoose.com is the most preferred choice of travellers.