A village in the Bantwal district of Karnataka, Vitla is famous for its Panchlingeshwar Temple. The nearest urban region and the popular tourist hub, Mangalore, is located at a distance of 44 km. The capital city of Bangalore is about 323 km and the district headquarters, Bantwal, is about 20 km away from this village.
Places to Stay
Vitla hardly has any budget hotels and lodges. However, some of the options that are worth trying out in Bantwal are Hotel Sama Deluxe Boarding and Lodging (Tariff-Rs.600), Hotel New Blue Star (Tariff-Rs.500) and Hotel Surya (Tariff-Rs.500).
Tulu is the official language of this region. Kannada is also widely spoken.
Some of the major festivals of this region are Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (August) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
Panchlingeshwar Temple is the major attraction of this village. One can also travel to Bantwal to visit major points of interest like Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Shri Tirumala Venkatramana Swamy Temple, Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple, Shri Seetharam Temple, Rakhteshwari Temple, the Holy Saviour Church, Our Lady of Loretto Church and several other places of worships.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore based at a distance of 35 km is the nearest major airport.
The nearest railway station is the Kabaka Puttur Railway Station located at a distance of 12 km.
Both state buses as well as private buses operate in this area. Sugama Travels is one of the major operators catering to this place.