Located near the Kaveri River in the east of Kodagu district Kushalanagara is a town in the state of Karnataka. During the pre-Independence era the town was known as Fraserpet after Colonel Fraser. Located on the Mangalore–Mysore state highway 88, Kushalanagara town is well-known for the Golden Temple and the Buddhist Monastery. The Tibetan Bylakuppe settlement is within 1–3 km from Kushalanagara towards Mysore.
Places to Stay
There are great many hotels in Kushalanagara that offer good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Some of them are Mahalakshmi Residency (Tariff-Rs.1000), Hotel Kannika International (Tariff-Rs.961) and 4 Seasons (Tariff-Rs.1,500)
Some important festivities in the town include the Tibetan festivities, such as the Tibetan New Year in February/March, Sagadawa the holy festival in May/June, Buddha Jayanthi in June and Dalai Lama's birthday on July 6.
The main languages spoken in Kushalanagara are Are Bhashe, Kannada and Kodava Takk; while Tibetan is spoken by Tibetan settlers.
Places to Visit
Other than the Golden Temple the tourist attractions near Kushalanagara include Harangi Reservoir (9kms), Kaveri Nisargadhama (3kms), Chiklihole Reservoir (14kms) and Dubare (15kms) where Elephant camp and rafting is available.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Kushalanagara is Mysore and Calicut, which connects travelers to locations across India.
There are no railway stations in Kushal Nagar. The nearest railway stations are the Hosa Agrahara Railway Station, Mysore Rd (78kms), Donigal Railway Station and the Sakleshpur Railway Station (90kms).
The bus station in Kushalnagar is in the center of town. There are great bus operators like GreenLine Travels, Poornima Tours, Ashwini Tours & Travels that operate busses to and from Kushal Nagar to other places. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.
Koteshwar, a coastal village in Karnataka’s Udupi district, is well known for its Kotilingeshwara Temple. Some of the nearby cities include Udupi, Karkala, Mudbidri and Kota. This area is famous for its beaches and wildlife reserves. Tourists coming to this village will not run short of places to visit. It receives a lot of rain during the monsoon. If you love the season, you can be in this village to experience the monsoon.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Koteshwar. Tourists to this village can find good budget hotels in Udupi which is 34 km away. A few of the hotels here are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Hotel Pancharatna Paradise (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel Swadesh Heritage (Tariff – Rs.586) and Hotel Sharada International (Tariff – Rs.607).
The languages spoken in Koteshwar are Tulu, Konkani and Kannada.
The important festivals here are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Koteshwar. These places include Kotilingeshwara Temple (950 m), Beejadi (2 km), Kodi Beach (6 km), Kote Kere (6 km), Gangolii Estuary (8 km), Kundapur Backwater (5 km) and Beejadi Beach (5 km) away from this village.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport, which is situated 91 km away from Koteshwar.
There is no railway station in Koteshwar. Kundapura Railway Station is the nearest railway station being 6 km away from Koteshwar.
Koteshwar is bustling with buses from nearby cities and towns. Private bus operators such as VRL Travels and Ganesh Tourists run buses daily from Bangalore and Mysore to Koteshwar. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.