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.
Rathali, a town in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar district, is 73 km away from its capital city, Chandigarh. Its proximity to some places of tourist interest in Himachal Pradesh makes Rathali an alluring town. Kala Amb (26 km), Mogi Nand (28 km) and Nahan (40 km) are some of the attractions nearby. Some of the cities located close to this town include Yamuna Nagar (48 km), Babiyal (54 km) and Ambala (61 km).
Places to Stay
In terms of accommodation, Rathali does not have many options for tourists. However, its district headquarters, Yamuna Nagar, has a couple of options. Some of them are Prince Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), Hotel Relax (Tariff – Rs.600) and Hotel Mayur (Tariff – Rs.500).
The languages spoken here are Hindi and Punjabi.
Lohri in January, Holi in March-April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the festivals celebrated in Rathali.
Places of Interest
Rathali does not have much to offer its tourists. But some of the places worth visiting around Rathali are Kala Amb (26 km), Mogi Nand (28 km) and Nahan (40 km).
How to Get There
Chandigarh Airport located 70 km away is the closest to the town.
Ambala Cantt Railway Station, which is 58 km from here, is the major railhead connecting this place to other cities.
Buses are available from Ambala. Jay Khodiyar Travels is one of the top operators catering to passengers plying its buses on this route. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.