Situated in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka is Thokottu, a tiny village which lies on National Highway 17, south of Mangalore city. Thokottu also happens to be the first stop for any train which leaves Mangalore towards south direction. Thokottu is also known for being the starting point for the educational hub of Mangalore. Due to its proximity to the sea, the region witnesses humid but pleasant weather throughout the year.
Places to Stay
There are limited accommodation options in Thokottu. Tourists are recommended that they stay in Mangalore instead. Some of the hotels in Mangalore are Hotel Hindustan (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Suman Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1100) among others.
The official language of Thokottu is Kannada. The other languages spoken in Thokottu include English and Hindi.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are the two festivals which are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Thokottu are St Aloysius Chapel, Surathkal Beach, and Kudroli Gokarnath Temple among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thokottu is the Bajpe Airport.
Thokottu has a railway station of its own connecting to nearby places such as Mysore and Goa among others.
Thokottu has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Bangalore and Mysore among others. Private operators such as Sugama Tourists ply reliable and frequent bus service on this route. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India.