Gulbarga is located in the state of Karnataka. The name was coined from Persian language wherein ‘Gul’ stands for flower and ‘berg’ means leaf. Gulbarga has many Islamic style domes and shrines. There are several engineering and medical colleges and a full-fledged university. Hence, it is referred to as the ‘City of Education’. Gulbarga is also known for its spicy and sweet delicacies and is well connected by rail and road. The airport is under construction.
Budget Hotels in Gulbarga
There are good budget hotels in Gulbarga. Some of them are Aditya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), The Central Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Raja Rajeshwari Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The main languages of Gulbarga are Kannada and Urdu. Other languages spoken here include Malayalam and Telugu.
Events in Gulbarga
The important event of Gulbarga is Sharana Basaveshwara Temple car festival held in August.
Places to See in Gulbarga
There are several places of tourist attraction in Gulbarga. Some of the places include Gulbarga Fort (4 km),and Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah (4 km).
How to Get There
Sholapur Airport sits approximately 101.3 km away.
Gulbarga Railway Station is situated in the Gulbarga district.
There are bus services to Gulbarga from Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include VRL Travels, SRS Travels. There are a number of bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from where you will get good offers and discounts while booking your tickets.
Kapu a small town in the Udupi district of Karnataka is a coastal town that consists of four villages. 13kms south of Udupi, Kaup, which is pronounced as Kapu, is famous for its lighthouse and the three Goddess Durga temples and a fort built by Tippu Sultan. The town lies between Udupi and Mangalore on National Highway 66. Scenic on the shores of the Arabian Sea, many films have been shot at Kapu. The sunrise and sunset in the backdrop of light house at Kapu is one of the main attractions of the place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay is the Kapu Beach resort (Rs.1500 onwards). Other than these travellers can stay at Udupi where a vast range of budget accommodation is available. Some of them are Palm Grove Beach Resort(Tariff- Rs.1200-Rs.2200), Kediyoor Hotel (Tariff- Rs.600-Rs.2000)
The Kaup Beach Ustava attracts a lot of tourists for its sand art. The annual 'Ati Mari Puje’ festival at the historically famous temple of Goddess Mariyamma is usually thronged by thousands of devotees all over the state and even neighbouring states.
The language predominantly spoken in this town is Kannada.
Places to visit
Other than the lighthouse and the Tipu Sultan fort the temples around the area includes Anegudde, Anegudde Vinayaka Temple and the Lord Kotilingeshwara Temple, which is loacetd about 1-2kms from the bus stand. Neighbouring town Udupi has a lot more tourist places of interest.
How to Get There
The airport near Kapu is the Mangalore Airport
The nearest railway station is at Udupi
There are many buses that pass via Kapu bus stand from Udupi and Mangalore. Some of the well-known bus operators include VRL Travels, Pragathi Tourist Corporation and Sri Durgamba Travels. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.