Santhekatte is a small town in the South Indian of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration or city is Udupi at a distance of 9 km south. The Arabian Sea coast is also nearby at a distance of 12 km west; while the Suvarna river lies on the north. Those who love beaches, South Indian food and temples must try this place out.
Places to Stay
The nearest and possibly the best accessible place available for lodging is Udupi. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Lying adjacent to the coast, everywhere you go will be picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are Padukere Beach (24 km away), the breath-taking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (11 km away) and Beejadi Beach (29 km away).
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 62 km.
The Udupi Railway Station is located around 10 km away is the closest major railway station to the town.
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 beaches. 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 area are available from Udupi. If you want a cheap bus ticket for your holiday, log on to Ticketgoose.com.
The largest urban centre in Chikkodi Taluk of Belgaum District, Karnataka, Nippani is an important agricultural and commercial trade centre in the district. The Poona-Bangalore National Highway and Vengurla-Bagalkot State Highway passes through the town. Nipani has a good number of colleges and schools and is well known in the surrounding region as the best destination for higher education. Nippani is also well-known for its high quality tobacco, which is used for manufacturing beedis.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Nippani. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hari Priya Hotel,Sham Hotel, Vaibhav Lodge, Hotel Praveen Delux and Aram Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Annual festivals like Ugadi, Sankranthi, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Marathi and Kannada are spoken here.
Places to Visit
The Jain temples Stavanidhi (tavandi)Tirth (5kms) , Tavandi (Stavanidhi) (5kms) and Nippanikar Wada (.5km) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kolhapur
The nearest railway station is at Rukadirukadi
Nippani bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like CM Travels, Krsna Travels, SRS Travels and Nakoda Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India.