Virajpet town is also spelled as Virarajendrapete after the erstwhile ruler of Kodagu district in Karnataka. A small town popular for coffee and spice crops, Virajpet is 30 km away from Madikeri and 250 km from Bangalore. Virajpet also happens to be the largest honey producer in Asia. Road is the only convenient way to reach Virajpet. The place is popular amongst the tourists for its temples, churches and festivals. It enjoys pleasant climate.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, Virajpet does not have many hotels nearby. However, cheap budget hotels such as Hotel Palace Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 630), SK Elegance (Tariff – Rs. 1087), Suvarna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1363) are present in the range of 88 km to 90 km from Virajpet.
The official language of Virajpet is Kannada.
Mercara Dasara or Madikeri is a major 10-day long festival celebrated in Virajpet in October.
Places of Interest
Ayyappa temple and Shiva temple (8 km from Virajpet), St. Anne’s Church, Igguthappa temple and mountain Tadiandamol (15 km) are some of the great tourist attractions to check out.
How to Get There
While Mysore Airport is 115 km away, Mangalore International Airport is 172 km away from Virajpet. Kannur International Airport in Kerala is the new airport under construction which is 58 km from Virajpet.
Thalassery and Kannur in Kerala are the two nearest railway stations (80 km) to Virajpet.
Chickpet Bus Stop, Sarvodaya College Bus Stop, Kodava Samaj Bus Stop are some of the nearest bus stops to Virajpet. Poornima Tours is a major bus operator that provides tourist buses from Virajpet to Bangalore. To make use of cheap bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com book your tickets in advance.