Masthikatte is a small village in the Shimoga District of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is part of the Bangalore Division and is situated 342 km away from state capital Bangalore. Masthikatte literally means a place where sati – a Hindu religion ritual was practiced. Some of the neighbouring cities to Masthikatte are Sagar, Shikapur, Shimoga and Kota.
Places to Stay
Some of the best accommodation facilities near Masthikatte are Hotel Varadashree (Tariff Rs. 1500 onwards), Jewel Rock Hotel (Tariff Rs. 800 onwards) and Madhura Residency Hotel (Tariff Rs. 1000 onwards).
Kannada, Urdu, Hindi and English are some of the languages spoken here.
Deepawali, Ganesh Chaturthi and Mahashivratri are some of the festivals celebrated in Masthikatte.
Places of Interest
Varahi Backwaters (located 3 km away from Masthikatte), Kunchikal Falls (located 5 km away from Masthikatte), Chandikamba Temple and Hulikal (situated 5 m away from Masthikatte) are some places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Masthikatte is the Bajpe Airport which is 121 km away from the village.
Some of the nearest railway stations to Mashtikatte are Shimoga Town Railway Station and Sagar Jambagaru Railway Station. The major railway station closest to Mashtikatte is the Mangalore Railway Station. It is 134 km away from the village.
There are many buses connecting to neighbouring cities like Shimoga, Sagar and Kundapura. Private operators such as SRS Travels provide bus services frequently to Masthikatte from places like Bangalore and Mumbai. Utilise the discounts and offers when you are booking a bus ticket online.
Kapu a small town in the Udupi district of Karnataka is a coastal town that consists of four villages. 13kms south of Udupi, Kaup, which is pronounced as Kapu, is famous for its lighthouse and the three Goddess Durga temples and a fort built by Tippu Sultan. The town lies between Udupi and Mangalore on National Highway 66. Scenic on the shores of the Arabian Sea, many films have been shot at Kapu. The sunrise and sunset in the backdrop of light house at Kapu is one of the main attractions of the place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay is the Kapu Beach resort (Rs.1500 onwards). Other than these travellers can stay at Udupi where a vast range of budget accommodation is available. Some of them are Palm Grove Beach Resort(Tariff- Rs.1200-Rs.2200), Kediyoor Hotel (Tariff- Rs.600-Rs.2000)
The Kaup Beach Ustava attracts a lot of tourists for its sand art. The annual 'Ati Mari Puje’ festival at the historically famous temple of Goddess Mariyamma is usually thronged by thousands of devotees all over the state and even neighbouring states.
The language predominantly spoken in this town is Kannada.
Places to visit
Other than the lighthouse and the Tipu Sultan fort the temples around the area includes Anegudde, Anegudde Vinayaka Temple and the Lord Kotilingeshwara Temple, which is loacetd about 1-2kms from the bus stand. Neighbouring town Udupi has a lot more tourist places of interest.
How to Get There
The airport near Kapu is the Mangalore Airport
The nearest railway station is at Udupi
There are many buses that pass via Kapu bus stand from Udupi and Mangalore. Some of the well-known bus operators include VRL Travels, Pragathi Tourist Corporation and Sri Durgamba Travels. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.