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.
A town in the state of Karnataka, Jevargi is the headquarters of the Jevargi taluka. Lord Sharanabasaveshwara was born in this town and also has the river Bhima flowing nearby (5km). Constituted in 1995, this town is situated in the Gulbarga district. This town is famous for its Mahalaxmi temple worth Rs. 100 lakh. It is also known for its Jain temples and is a pilgrimage centre for the followers of Jainism.
Place to Stay
Jevargi offers a few good budget hotels. Some of the famous hotels include Hotel Sun International (Tariff Rs. 2000) and Hotel Aditya (Tariff Rs. 325).
The official language of this city is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Tulu, Hindi, and English.
The most auspicious event in this city would be the festival of Ugadi (March or April), which is held in Kolkur (10 km). Also the Mahalaxmi festival is celebrated with enthusiasm here.
Places of Interest
Apart from the various temples and pilgrims which interest the devotees, Jevargi is also known for its contribution to the Indian history. Various well known people like Lord Madiwaleshwar, Lord Sharanabhasaveshwar are from this city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sholapur Airport (111.8 km) and Hyderabad Airport (178.1 km).
Jevargi is well connected to the neighbouring city of Gulbarga as well as the rest of Karnataka via railways.
There are daily bus services from Jevargi to its neighbouring cities like Kundarpura, Mangalore, and Hyderabad, etc. Some of the buses that provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience are VRL Travels, Shakuntala Travels, and SRS Travels, etc. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.