Kulai is a ward in the Municipal limits of Mangalore city in Karnataka. It is located near Surathkal town (14 km). Kulai was once an area that was abundant in paddy fields, coconut gardens and evergreen forest. However, it has now been developed into a residential and commercial area. Kulai has a multi-ethnic diversity in its population. There are many places of scenic interest to see around Kulai.
Places to Stay
Although there are hotels in Kulai, nearby Suratkal has a number of good budget hotel options. These include the Hotel Lalith Internatinal (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Maharaja International (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Kulai is Kannada.
The important events in Kulai are all celebrated in Mangalore (15 km). These include the Yakshagana, a night-long dance and drama performance; Pilivesha- a folk tiger dance, unique to the region is performed and attended during Dussehra, and Shri Krishna Janmashthami. Karadi Vesha is also
performed during Dussehra.
Places of Interest
Surathkal Beach is a popular scenic spot for a day-long adventure. The Lighthouse is another attraction here. Shri Sadashiva Mahaganapati Temple, Shri Vishnumurthy temple, and Iddya Shri Mahalingeshwara temple are three religious attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kulai is the Bajpe Airport in Mangalore (15 km).
Kulai’s nearest railway station is in Surathkal with regular trains halting here.
There are daily bus services to Hubli, Bijapur, Banglore, Amparu, Bagalkot, and other nearby places in Karnataka. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are VRL Travels, Ganesh Travels and Tours, Sri Durgamba Travels, Ganesh Tourists and others. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.
A city in the state of Maharashtra, Sangli is situated on the banks of the River Krishna and is the largest market place for turmeric in Asia. The city is known as Natyapandhari, the birthplace of Marathi drama and the ‘Sugar Belt of India’. One of the largest grape growing regions in Maharashtra, Sangli also houses the country’s only turmeric exchange. To develop the wine industry, the government of Maharashtra has set up a specialized state-of-the-art wine park at Palus, 30 km from Sangli city.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Sangli. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel New Pride, Hotel Ruchira Deluxe and Hotel Icon Innthat offers rooms starting from Rs.700 onwards.
Ganesha Festival is the greatest Festival in Sangli and the nearby region. This festival is popularly known as Ganesh Utsav in this city.
Marathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The famous Ganapati Temple that houses a golden idol of Lord Ganesha (1km) , the Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (70kms), Krishna Valley Wine Park(30kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Pune (220kms)
Sangli has its own railway station.
Chintamani Nagar Bus Stop, Shinde Mala City Bus Stop, Abhaynagar Bus Stop, Jhulelal Chowk Bus Stop and Kolhapur Road Bus Station run regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like VRL Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers.