Named after Kasaragod Town, Kasargod, the northernmost district of Kerala is famous across the world for its coir and handloom industries. With a coastline of nearly 30kms, Kasargod is endowed with nine rivers and is well-known for its forts, rivers, hillocks, beaches and shrines. NH-66, which forms the backbone of Kerala’s road network enters Kerala via Talapady of Kasargod district.
Places to Stay
There are many affordable hotels in the district such as Apsara Regency (Tariff- Rs.500 onwards), Chandralayam Homestay (Tariff- Rs.1500 onwards), City Tower Hotel (Tariff- Rs.600 onwards).
The local festivals include Kumbala Bedi Utsava, and Moodappaseva, celebrated in the Madhur Temple. And Bootha kola is a spiritual act performed in Kasargod.
As many as seven different languages are spoken here excluding the local dialects and tribal languages. The languages spoken include Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu, Beary bashe (spoken by the Tuluva-Malayalee Muslims) and Konkani. Besides these, Marathi, Hindi, Havyaka Kannada and Urdu are also spoken here.
Places to visit
The places to see near this scenic beach town are the Bekal Fort, the biggest fort in Kerala (15kms), the Ananthapura Lake Temple, the Mallikarjuna Temple. The Mallik Deenar Mosque (3kms) is one of the first masjids in India built during the period of the prophet Muhammad by swahabi 'Malik-ibn-Deenar'. The Bela Church, built in 1890, also known as Our Lady of Sorrows Church, is located 14kms north of Kasaragod.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport, which is located at a distance of 50kms.
Kasaragod Railway Station is a major railway station that serves the Kasaragod Town in the Kasaragod District of Kerala.
Kasargod Bus Station is situated in the heart of Kasargod town, 3km away from the Kasargod Railway Station. The popular bus operators in the area include Sri Durgamba Travels, Kallada Travels and Ganesh Travels & Tours. Opt for online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of discounts.
Kulur is located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka is located at a distance of 292 km from Kulur. It has a very small population of 1,884 people and 402 residential houses. This town is surrounded by the Shimoga and Chikmagalur districts. The cities that are close to it include Karkala, Tarikere, Shimoga and Chikmagalur.
Places to Stay
Kulur has some good budget hotels close to it which visitors can opt for. Some of these include Sridevi Comforts(Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Shringeri (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Suprabha Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500.)
The official language of Kulur is Kannada. The other languages that are spoken here include Tulu, Konkani, Telugu, Gujarati and Marathi.
The popular festivals that are celebrated in Kulur are Diwali and Dussera.
Places of Interest
There are several places in Chikmagalur that can be visited by tourists. It is famous for coffee plantations. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, the Amruteshvara temple, the Gangamoola hill and the Hebbe falls are some of the popular tourist attractions in the region.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Kulur is the Bajpe airport.
There are two railway stations that are close to Kulur, these are the Bhadravati railway station and the Shimoga Railway Station. They both are located 56 km from the centre of Kulur.
There are daily bus services to Bengaluru, Sringeri and Koppa. Booking a bus ticket online is easy and convenient through Ticketgoose.com.