Varanga is a small town located on the way between Agumbe and Karkalla in Udupi district in Karnataka. It is 26 km from Karkalla. The town is home to many Jain temples or Basadis as they are locally called. The town is visited by people from nearby cities for its main attractions and temples.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Varanga; however there are plenty of hotels in nearby Karkala and Udupi. Some of the good budget hotels in Karkala include Hotel Prakash (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Century Executive (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Varanga is Tulu. The other languages spoken here are Kannada and Konkani.
The main festivals celebrated with fervour by the residents of Varanga are Holi, Krishna Janamashtami, Dusshera, and Deepavali.
Places of Interest
There are three main places of tourist attraction in Varanga. These places are Neminatha Basadi, Kere Basadi, and Chandranatha Basadi.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Varanga is the Mangalore International Airport.
Udupi Railway station is the nearest station for trains that connect Varanga to other cities in India. It has frequent trains connecting it to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.
There are daily bus services to Bengaluru, Mangalore, Shimoga, Mysore, and Sringeri. Some of the best bus operator that offers good experience for passengers is Sugama Tourists. Avail of online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com when plan your holiday.