Koteshwar, a coastal village in Karnataka’s Udupi district, is well known for its Kotilingeshwara Temple. Some of the nearby cities include Udupi, Karkala, Mudbidri and Kota. This area is famous for its beaches and wildlife reserves. Tourists coming to this village will not run short of places to visit. It receives a lot of rain during the monsoon. If you love the season, you can be in this village to experience the monsoon.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Koteshwar. Tourists to this village can find good budget hotels in Udupi which is 34 km away. A few of the hotels here are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Hotel Pancharatna Paradise (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel Swadesh Heritage (Tariff – Rs.586) and Hotel Sharada International (Tariff – Rs.607).
The languages spoken in Koteshwar are Tulu, Konkani and Kannada.
The important festivals here are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Koteshwar. These places include Kotilingeshwara Temple (950 m), Beejadi (2 km), Kodi Beach (6 km), Kote Kere (6 km), Gangolii Estuary (8 km), Kundapur Backwater (5 km) and Beejadi Beach (5 km) away from this village.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport, which is situated 91 km away from Koteshwar.
There is no railway station in Koteshwar. Kundapura Railway Station is the nearest railway station being 6 km away from Koteshwar.
Koteshwar is bustling with buses from nearby cities and towns. Private bus operators such as VRL Travels and Ganesh Tourists run buses daily from Bangalore and Mysore to Koteshwar. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.
A town in the southern part of Karnataka, Chitradurgais known as the ‘stone fortress’ because of the bold rock hills, picturesque valleys and huge towering boulders that can be seen in the region. Chitradurga is located at the junction of NH-4 and NH-13. The place is a well-known archaeological site and it has great number of monuments and temples that date back to several centuries.
Places to Stay
Chitradurga has a great number of hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Amogha International Hotel, Gaviranganatha Swamy Hotel and Hotel Ayyengaroffer rooms for Rs. 700 onwards.
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Chitradurga Fort (1.2kms), Sampige Siddalingeshwara Temple (1.2kms), Banashankari Temple and Ankali Mutt (1.2kms), Bruhanmutt (3kms), Ingaladalu (2kms), Aadumalleshwara (5kms), Thamatekallu (8kms) and Jogimatti (10kms) are some of the places to visit near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Chitradurga is the Hubli Airport (214kms)
Chitradurga has its own railway station
Chitradurga bus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Raj Tour and Travel, Neeta Tours and Travels and VRL Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.