Bijapur is an ancient historical and cultural city that was established in 11th century during the Chalukya dynasty. It is 530 km away from Bangalore and nearby Belgaum. Known for its medieval monuments of Islamic architecture, Bijapur has the second largest dome in the world, the “Gol Gumbaz” and the first mosque in India, the “Jamai Masjid”. Historical mosques, palaces, canons, tombs, and dams here draw a large number of tourists to Bijapur every year. The city is well connected by rail and road.
Budget Hotels in Bijapur
Bijapur has a sizeable number of budget hotels. Some of them are Madhuvan International (Tariff-Rs. 950), Kanishka International Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500), and Shashinag Residency Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 650).
The official language of Bijapur is Kannada. English is the alternate language used.
Events in Bijapur
Navaraspur Music Festival is an annual classical music concert held in January and February every year. A fair organized by Shri Siddheshwar temple during Makar Sankranti is also a popular event here.
Places to See in Bijapur
Swami Narayan temple, Ram Bagh temple, Basanta Vana, Malik-e-Maidan, Almatti Dam, Ibrahim Rouza, and Mehtar Mahal are key tourist landmarks in Bijapur.
How to Get There
Bijapur does not have an airport of its own. The nearest domestic airport to Bijapur is in Belgaum (205 km).
A couple of trains pass through and stop by at Bijapur.
Bangalore is approximately 682 km away from Bijapur. Around six operators offer bus services from Bangalore to Bijapur on a daily basis. Some of them are SRS Travels Bangalore and VRL Travels. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India
Kaup or Kapu, a small coastal town in Karnataka’s Udupi district, is famous for its Kaup Beach, lighthouse, a fort built by Tippu Sultan and three temples dedicated to Mariamma. This region is a perfect getaway with a shack and bar on the beach. A visit to Mangalore is incomplete without a visit to Kaup. A few of the nearby cities include Udupi, Karkala, Kota and Mudbidri.
Places to Stay
Kaup provides both luxurious and budget hotels for travellers visiting this region. Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Hotel Pancharatna Paradise (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel karthik (Tariff – Rs.491) and Varsha Guest House (Tariff – Rs.449).
The languages spoken in Kaup are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada and Beary Bashe.
The important festivals in Kaup are Samudra Mathana in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March- April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kaup is famous for its tourist attractions in and around the town. These places include Kaup Beach, a kilometer away, Polipu Beach (800 m), Pithrody Udyavar Beach (9 km), Udupi (14 km), Malpe Beach (18 km), Pilarkhana Forest (14 km), Manipal (19 km) and Karkala (35 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is 44 km away from Kaup, which is located in Mangalore.
There is no railway station in Kaup. Padubidri Railway Station, which is 7 km away, is the nearest railway station from Kaup.
The town of Kaup is connected through a wide network of buses from various parts of Mangalore, Bangalore and nearby cities as well as other states. Private bus operators such as Sri Durgamba Travels, Sea Bird Tourists, SRS Travels and Pragathi Tourist Corporation run Volvo A/C buses to this town. TicketGoose.com offers discount coupons for bus booking to all its customers.