Kulai is a ward in the Municipal limits of Mangalore city in Karnataka. It is located near Surathkal town (14 km). Kulai was once an area that was abundant in paddy fields, coconut gardens and evergreen forest. However, it has now been developed into a residential and commercial area. Kulai has a multi-ethnic diversity in its population. There are many places of scenic interest to see around Kulai.
Places to Stay
Although there are hotels in Kulai, nearby Suratkal has a number of good budget hotel options. These include the Hotel Lalith Internatinal (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Maharaja International (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Kulai is Kannada.
The important events in Kulai are all celebrated in Mangalore (15 km). These include the Yakshagana, a night-long dance and drama performance; Pilivesha- a folk tiger dance, unique to the region is performed and attended during Dussehra, and Shri Krishna Janmashthami. Karadi Vesha is also
performed during Dussehra.
Places of Interest
Surathkal Beach is a popular scenic spot for a day-long adventure. The Lighthouse is another attraction here. Shri Sadashiva Mahaganapati Temple, Shri Vishnumurthy temple, and Iddya Shri Mahalingeshwara temple are three religious attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kulai is the Bajpe Airport in Mangalore (15 km).
Kulai’s nearest railway station is in Surathkal with regular trains halting here.
There are daily bus services to Hubli, Bijapur, Banglore, Amparu, Bagalkot, and other nearby places in Karnataka. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are VRL Travels, Ganesh Travels and Tours, Sri Durgamba Travels, Ganesh Tourists and others. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.
A town in Raichur district of Karnataka, Manviis famous for the ancient Manvi Fort that is located on the Manvi hill.The town is the birthplace of the great Madhva follower and dasa Sri Jagannatha Dasa, who wrote the Harikathamruthasara. The famous Hindu Matt, Kalmath is located here. The town thrives on cotton and paddy cultivation. The elephant procession held during Dussehra brings in people from all the neighbouring towns and villages.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Manvi. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Nrupatunga in Raichur and Hotel Vinay Residency in Sindhanur that offers rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Sankranthi, Diwali and Dussehra are celebrated here.
Kannada is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The places to visit in this town are the Manvi Fort (5kms), the archaeological site Kallur and Watgal (20kms) and the picnic spot, Rajalabanda village (9kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad
The nearest railway station is at Raichur
Manvi Bus Stop runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Meenakshi Travels, SRS Travels, SLV Bus and VRL Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.