Melkar is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Mangalore at a distance of 29 km west. The village is located in a picturesque location consisting of greenery, with the Netravathi river on the northern end at a distance of 4 km. Those with a keen interest for greenery, temples, South Indian cuisine and the seaside can try this place out.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging in the area is Mangalore. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Srinivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kumar's International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Mangalore International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Bisu in April, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Quite literally speaking, anywhere you ride on to towards the coast is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are in Mangalore, the prime example being Panambur Beach. Some of the other places which are worth a visit are Kadri Manjunath Temple, Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Chapel and others.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe is the nearest airport at a distance of 33 km.
The Mangalore Junction Railway Station is located around 22 km away and is the closest major railway station to the village.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town has a lot of significance in the national arena for its tourist sites. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, among whom SRS Travels is one. Buses to the village can be boarded from Mangalore. Book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com and make use of its bus ticket offer.