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.
Kalamassery is a suburb of Kochi, an urban hub in the South Indian state of Kerala. There are a number of fertilizers and chemical industries in this place due to which a companies have also been flagging in this area. By virtue of its location close to an estuary and the sea, the air carries a lot of humidity. Those with a desire to try out temples, beaches and South Indian cuisine should try this place out.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Kalamassery that are suitable for budget travelers; some of the options include the Royal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Chandrika Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900), MIK Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900) and YMC Youth centre (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.
Kochi Festival is celebrated in Fort Kochi is the last ten days of December. Kochi Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held after every two years between November-January. Some of the other important festivals of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Malayalam is the local language spoken in. English is a commonly used language.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Kalamassery are the Museum of Kerala History, St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church, and St. Pious Church along with many other temples and churches all within a 20 km radious.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is 19 km away, with many international and domestic flights plying to and fro.
Ernakulum Junction and Ernakulum Town are the two main railway stations which are well connected to Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore, and Calicut and are located at distances of 14 and 10 km respectively.
Buses from all the major cities of Kerala are available for the area. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.