A small village in Nelamangala Taluk in Karnataka, Gulapura comes under the Bangalore division. Being close to Bangalore the place is accessible by road, rail and by air. While there are not many places of interest in Gulapura, travellers visiting this place can stay nearby at Nelamangala or Banagalore and visit Shivagange (23kms), Savandurga (26kms), Nandi Hills (47kms) and Lepakshi (91kms).
Places to Stay
Gulapura has not many options to offer. However, places like Mangalore CM Hotel and Holiday Palms Hotel in Nelamangala offer rooms from Rs.1000 onwards.
All festivals are celebrated in Gulapura.
Kannade is the official language here. Even Konkani, Tulu, Telugu, English and Kodava spoken here.
Places to Visit
Many tourist places and places of worship are found in the neighbouring towns and villages of Gulapura, which includes Shivaganga (23kms), Savandurga (26kms), Bangalore (28kms) and Nandi Hills (47kms).
How to Get There
Bangalore Airport is the nearest to Gulapura.
Nelamangala Railway Station and Golhalli Railway Station are close by abd so is Bangalore Cy Jn Railway Station.
Gulapura is well-connected to neighbouring cities. Private bus operators like Seabird Tourists and AGN Transports run regular buses to and from the village. Avail of online bus ticket booking offers whenever you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.
Situated 145 km from Chennai, Vellore has been the capital of many kingdoms such as Pallava, Chola, Nayak, Maratha, and Bijapur Sultan. Vellore is also well known for the 16th century Vellore Fort. Today it has a vast mix of medical and educational institutes - Christian Medical College and Vellore Institute of Technology being the most popular. Temples and Monuments are also a great tourist option here throughout the year.
Budget Hotels in Vellore
Hotels in Vellore are reasonably priced. Some budget-friendly options are Golden Temple Guest House (Tariff-Rs. 200), Ramachandraa Residency (Tariff-Rs. 175), and Veena Residency (Tariff-Rs. 594).
The official language of Vellore is Tamil. Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam are also spoken here.
Events in Vellore
Pongal observed on 14 January is a traditional festival here. Saraswathi Pooja is celebrated in September-October to mark the end of Navarathri.
Places to See in Vellore
Vellore Fort is a noted tourist attraction. Ratnagiri Murugan Temple and Srilakshmi Golden Temple are worth a visit. The Assumption Cathedral and the 150-year-old St. John's Church inside the fort are equally well known.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport is the Tirupati Airport (100 km) and the nearest international airport is Chennai International Airport (130 km).
Vellore has three railway stations - Katpadi Junction (5 km), Vellore Contolement and Vellore Town Station that connect it to other major stations.
The new city bus station is located near Chelliamman Temple and the old bus station near the Vellore fort. Vellore has many private bus operators such as Sri Venkateswara Bus Service, Sridhar Bus Service, and Rao Travels that provide excellent bus service. Utilise the discounts and offers when you are booking a bus ticket online.