Bantwal is a town in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in Dakshina Kannada district, around 25 km away from major port city Mangalore. Bantwal is on the banks of River Nethravati.
Places to Stay
There are a number of good budget stay options here. Some of them are Hotel Vijaya (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Srinidhi (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Priyadarshini (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Krishna Classic Hotel Comforts (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Bantwal is Tulu. Kannada and Konkani are also widely spoken here.
Mahashivratri is celebrated with much fervour at the Sri Karinjeshwara Temple in March annually.
Places of Interest
There are a number of temples in Bantwal that are ancient and worth visiting. Sri Mahalingeshwara Shiv Temple, Sri Tirumala Venkatramana Swamy Temple and Sri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple are the most famous. The Holy Saviour Church, a 300-year old church, is also worth a visit.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bantwal is the Mangalore Airport, located only 17 km away.
Bantwal Railway Station connects the town to Mangalore and other locations. Mangalore Railway Station is the nearest major hub that connects the town to important cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi to name a few.
Durgamba Travels, Ganesh Tours and Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels and Paulo Travels operate daily bus services from major cities in the region to Bantwal Bus Stand. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country