Koppampatti, a village in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli district, is connected by State Highway 30 that runs right through the village. This village is a great tourist hub as it is sandwiched between a hilly forest reserve. Travellers to Koppampatti can also opt to visit Yercaud, which is known for its flora and fauna. Some of the nearby cities include Thuraiyur, Thammampatti, Namakkal and Namagiripettai.
Places to Stay
Koppampatti does not provide lodging facilities. Tiruchirappalli, which is 68 km away from this village, has good budget hotels. These hotels are Hotel Mathura (Tariff – Rs.592), Hotel Guru (Tariff – Rs.721) and Sri Saraswathi Lodge (Tariff – Rs.295).
The official language spoken in Koppampatti is Tamil.
The important festivals in Koppampatti are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few tourist attractions around this village. These attractions are in Pelur Reserved Forest (25 km), Sobanapuram Tiruvalluvar Lake (5 km), Mavar Reserved Forest (23 km) and Thuraiyur (21 km) away from Koppampatti.
How to Get There
Salem Airport is the nearest airport, being 109 km away from Koppampatti.
There is no railway station in Koppampatti. The nearest railway station is the Attur Railway Station, which is 46 km away from this village.
There are frequent state-run and private buses to this village from nearby cities and towns. TNSTC runs buses daily to Koppampatti bus station connecting the village to major towns and states. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.