Katpadi, a city in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, is famous for its premier educational institution, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). This city lies in the border of Vellore and Chittoor. Some of the nearby cities include Chittoor, Arcot, Vellore and Pallikonda. Vellore, its district headquarters, is 9 km away and Chennai, its capital city, is located 142 km from here. This city is well connected to Vellore and surrounding areas.
Places to Stay
Katpadi offers affordable hotels and lodges for the travellers and visitors to its city. These include New VDM Guest House (Tariff – Rs.393), Hotel Mount Paradise (Tariff – Rs.661), Hotel Jayanthi Tower (Tariff – Rs.634) and Baba Residency (Tariff – Rs.526).
The official language spoken in Katpadi is Tamil.
The most important festivals in Katpadi are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Katpadi. These interesting places are Vellore (9 km), Sripuram Golden Temple (17 km), Vellore Fort Lake (9 km), Saduperi Lake (12 km), Sathuvachari Hills (10 km) and Ammoor (32 km) from Katpadi.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is situated in Tirupati, which is 113 km away from Katpadi.
Katpadi Junction Railway Station is hardly 2 km away from the main city centre.
Katpadi is well connected through a large network of buses from various states. Private bus operators such as Kesineni Travels run daily Volvo A/C buses from Guntur, Vijayawada and Hyderabad to Katpadi for the comfort of the travellers. Get bus ticket online offer to your favourite destination through Ticketgoose.