Pavanje is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is a part of the Dakshin Kannada district. Pavanje lies on the Arabian Sea coast. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Mangalore at a distance of 18 km south. Those with a keen interest in virgin beaches, temples and South Indian cuisine can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best 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
Virtually anywhere you ride on to towards the coast is picturesque and beautiful. The village is said to be an abode for lord Shiva’s family. An important temple here is the Mahalingeshwara. 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
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 17 km.
The major regional railway station in the area is Mangalore Junction at a distance of 24 km.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities, especially Mangalore, as the town lies quite close to the coast. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com facilitates cheap bus ticket booking because of which online bus booking has become popular amongst travellers.