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Not to be confused with Nitty or Nitti.
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574110
Telephone code 08258
Vehicle registration KA 20
Nearest city Karkala
Lok Sabha constituency Udupi-Chickamagalur
Climate Moderate (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 25 °C (77 °F)

Nitte is a village in Karkala taluk of Udupi a district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The village is on the way from Padubidri to Karkala. It's 8 km away from Karkala, 26 km from Udupi and 54 km from Mangalore. It is located on the foothills of the Western Ghat mountains, and receives very high rainfall.

The language mostly spoken is Tulu. The people belong to the communities like Bunts, Brahmins, Billavas, Mogaveeras, Dalits, Christians and Muslims.


Nitte is the home of Nitte Education Trust, a prominent educational institution in Karnataka, attracting students from all over India and abroad.

Primary and High Schools[edit]

  • Dr. NSAM high school
  • Ghps Borgalgudde - Nitte
  • Ghps Kallambadipadavu - Nitte
  • U B M C Ahps,kallambadi- Nitte
  • Ghps Kemmannu Nitte - Nitte


Religious Sites[edit]

  • Sri Durgaparameshwari temple, Kemmannu
  • Sri Ganapathi temple, Nitte College
  • Badriya Jummah Mosque, Nitte-Mangalore Road



Nitte is well connected by Road. There are frequent Express and Local buses to Mangalore, Udupi, Padubidri and Karkala. The state highway SH-1 cuts across Nitte which connects to the National Highway NH-66at Padubidri and NH-13 near Karkala. There are buses to Mumbai and Bangalore on Daily basis.


The closest railway station is Padubidri about 27 km from Nitte.


The closest Airport is mangalore airport about 36 km from Nitte.

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