Katil ( Kateel ) has few temple run guest houses. Apart from that, there is another good budget hotel called Hotel Soundarya Palace. Apart from that, you wouldnt find any other star hotels or resorts over here.
Kateel which is also known as Kateelu is a temple town that is located in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district. It is 29 km away from Mangalore from where you can travel by road. The sacred place is surrounded by great sceneries and attracts the attention of almost anyone who happens to visit it. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari who was also known as Bhramari.
The name Kateel is derived from two names; Kati, which means center and ila, which means area. Mid Kanakagiri is the birthplace of the river Nandini and the suffix eel which means area. If you choose to travel to the area, you can also consider visiting other places like Maha Ganapathi, Brahma’s Shrine, Shasthara and Kshetrapala. There are some festivals that might interest you such as the annual festival in April, which has a different event everyday. Laksha Deepotsava is celebrated on the same day as Kartika Bahuli Panchama.
Accommodation is available in the temple’s guest house. Thousands of people who are devoted to Hinduism visit Kateel on a daily basis to seek blessings from Durga Parameshwari, the goddess. The trust of the Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple in Kateel also encourages several art forms. One notable art is the Yakshagana Dashavathara Mela, which is considered to be an offering to the goddess.
You can check out an interesting Fixed Departure Group tour package from KSTDC to Kateel. It is a 3 days tour and here are the details.