Kaup or Kapu, a small coastal town in Karnataka’s Udupi district, is famous for its Kaup Beach, lighthouse, a fort built by Tippu Sultan and three temples dedicated to Mariamma. This region is a perfect getaway with a shack and bar on the beach. A visit to Mangalore is incomplete without a visit to Kaup. A few of the nearby cities include Udupi, Karkala, Kota and Mudbidri.
Places to Stay
Kaup provides both luxurious and budget hotels for travellers visiting this region. Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Hotel Pancharatna Paradise (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel karthik (Tariff – Rs.491) and Varsha Guest House (Tariff – Rs.449).
The languages spoken in Kaup are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada and Beary Bashe.
The important festivals in Kaup are Samudra Mathana in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March- April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kaup is famous for its tourist attractions in and around the town. These places include Kaup Beach, a kilometer away, Polipu Beach (800 m), Pithrody Udyavar Beach (9 km), Udupi (14 km), Malpe Beach (18 km), Pilarkhana Forest (14 km), Manipal (19 km) and Karkala (35 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is 44 km away from Kaup, which is located in Mangalore.
There is no railway station in Kaup. Padubidri Railway Station, which is 7 km away, is the nearest railway station from Kaup.
The town of Kaup is connected through a wide network of buses from various parts of Mangalore, Bangalore and nearby cities as well as other states. Private bus operators such as Sri Durgamba Travels, Sea Bird Tourists, SRS Travels and Pragathi Tourist Corporation run Volvo A/C buses to this town. TicketGoose.com offers discount coupons for bus booking to all its customers.
Channagiri is in the Devanagere district in the state of Karnataka. The town got its name from Rani Chennamma of Keladi. It has a population of just about 20,000 with a multi-ethnic population. It is famous for the hill fort.
Places to Stay
There are several accommodation options available in Shimoga, located 44km away, such as Jewel Rock Hotel (Rs 1500), Ashok Hotel Deluxe (Rs 1000), and Navarathna International Hotel (Rs 1200).
Eid, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrations that take place annually.
Kannada is the most used local languages in Channagiri.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Channagiri are MudenahalliAanjaneya Swami temple and Channagiri Lake well within the city. They are within 15km of the bus stand.
How to Get There
Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore is the only airport accessible located 286km away.
Holalkere is the closest rail station, located 25km away, which provided connectivity to Hubli and Bangalore.
Chennagiri bus stop has regular KSTRC bus services connecting you to Bhadravathi and Chitradurga. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travel websites provide several bus booking offer that will help you save money.