Gundlupet is a town in the Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka. It belongs to the Mysore Division. Earlier the town was known as Vijayapura due to its famous Vijayanarayana Temple. Gudalur and Udhagamandalam are the nearby cities to the town. The town is close to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Gundlupet is known for growing ragi, onion, bananas, etc. The population of the town was 78% in 2011 and had the literacy rate of 75%.
Places to Stay
The hotels in Gundlupet are Hotel Guruprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1000), The Mourya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000-1500).
The language spoken in Gundlupet is Kannada. Hindi and English are the secondary languages spoken.
Major festivals celebrated are Diwali, Dussehra, Ugadi, Vara Mahalakshmi and Gowri Pooja.
Places of Interest
Gundlupet has tourist places such as Himavad Gopalswamy Hills (18 km away), Paarvati Betta (10 km away), Bandipur National Park (16 km away) and Huluganamuradi Venkataramana Betta (25 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest is Mysore Airport which is at a distance of 61 km.
Chamarajanagar Railway Station (33 km away) is close by but the major railway station is Mysore Railway Station which is 63 km from the town and well-connected with major towns and cities.
Gundlupet has KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transportation) bus services running through it. Private buses such as Rajesh Travels and Kesineni Tours and Travels have an average ticket price of Rs. 400 and they are well linked with cities like Mysore and Bangalore. They provide Volvo, AC and non-AC bus services. Avail of bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.
Cochin is the situated on the west coast of the Arabian Sea, is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala. It is often referred by another name Erankulam, which is a mainland part of the city. The city is most remembered for its backwaters, ancient Chinese fishing nets and famous churches. A splendid place, Cochin, now known as Kochi ,has always attracted many domestic and international travelers.
Budget Hotels in Cochin
There are good budget hotels in Cochin. Some of them are Rayas Group of Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1001), Indeco Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Pandiyan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.501) and MIM Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550).
The official language of Cochin is Malayalam. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Cochin
Some famous festivals and events of Cochin include the Siva temple festival (January) and Cochin Carnival (December)
Places to See in Cochin
There are several places of tourist attraction in Cochin. Some of the places include Chinese fishing nets (1km from Kochi bus stand.), Fort Kochi Beach (8km from Kochi city), St. Francis Church, Kochi (1.5km from Fort Kochi bus stand), Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry (5 Km from bus stand) and Museum of Kerala History, Edapally (10Kms from bus stand)
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport situated at Nedumbassery, is about 28kms from Kochi city. This is the first international airport in India to be established without Central government support.
There are two busy railway junctions in Kochi— Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town. This railway line is well connected to major states and cities across the country. 128 scheduled train services operate daily from this junction.
There are more number of privately owned buses operate in the city when compared to state-owned bus services. Some of the major bus terminals are Ernakulam Town, Ernakulam Jetty, while the private bus terminal is situated at Kaloor. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include A1 Travels, Tippu Sultans Tavels abd Rathi Meena Travels. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.