Gurupura is a village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is located quite close to the Bajpe airport, which caters to Mangalore city, which lies at a distance of 13 km south-west across the Gurupur river. The Arabian Sea coast is barely 21 km west of Gurupur. The state capital, Bangalore, lies at a distance of 347 km east.
Places to Stay
The closest place available for lodging is Mangalore. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Srinivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kumar's International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Mangalore International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Bisu in April, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Literally speaking, wherever you ride on to towards the coast, it is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are in Mangalore, the prime example being Panambur Beach. Some of the other places which are worth a visit are Kadri Manjunath Temple, Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Chapel and others.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 14 km.
The Mangalore Junction Railway Station is located around 13 km away and is the closest major railway station to the village.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the village is close to Mangalore and located along the Solapur-Mangalore highway. You can get discount on bus booking if you log on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.