Gerusoppa is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Some of the nearest major urban agglomerations close by are Bhatkal and Shimoga at the distances of 84 and 101 km respectively. The village is located on the edge of the Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Those with a taste for greenery, beaches as well as temples can try this place out.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, the place lacks proper lodging facilities. One will have to put up in Bhatkal as far as hotels are concerned. The two most popular places to put up in the area are Kola Paradise Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and Central Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300).
The official language of the region is Kannada. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in the vicinity are Jog Falls, Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary at the distances of 58 km and 114 km respectively. The nearby coastal city of Bhatkal too has a couple of interesting places among which are Haddin Beach, Jali Beach, Bandar Beach, Kannigundi waterfalls (4-5 km away), Kadvinkattu artificial dam (4-5 km away), Marikamba Temple, Sodigadhe Temple, Murdeshwara Temple and others.
How to Get There
Hubli airport is the nearest at a distance of 165 km.
The nearest railway station is the Bhatkal Railway Station at a distance of 82 km.
Several top operators operate in the area, including state-run buses. Buses to the area are available from Bhatkal and Udupi. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.