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 Raichur district of Karnataka, Manviis famous for the ancient Manvi Fort that is located on the Manvi hill.The town is the birthplace of the great Madhva follower and dasa Sri Jagannatha Dasa, who wrote the Harikathamruthasara. The famous Hindu Matt, Kalmath is located here. The town thrives on cotton and paddy cultivation. The elephant procession held during Dussehra brings in people from all the neighbouring towns and villages.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Manvi. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Nrupatunga in Raichur and Hotel Vinay Residency in Sindhanur that offers rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Sankranthi, Diwali and Dussehra are celebrated here.
Kannada is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The places to visit in this town are the Manvi Fort (5kms), the archaeological site Kallur and Watgal (20kms) and the picnic spot, Rajalabanda village (9kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad
The nearest railway station is at Raichur
Manvi Bus Stop runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Meenakshi Travels, SRS Travels, SLV Bus and VRL Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.