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.
Tirupati is a town known for its temples and is regarded as a holy town. The famous Sri Venkateshwara Temple is located at the top of the mountain and the town is at the foothill. The specialty about this region is that it is based on seven peaks, and thus got the name of Sapthagiri. There are many states in India that offer package tours to Tirupati.
Budget Hotels in Thirupathi Package
There are good budget hotels in Tirupati like PVR Residency located in Shiva Jyothi Nagar (Tariff – Rs.800), Sri Sai Krishna Residency located opposite RTC Bus stand in P.K. Layout (Tariff – Rs.600), KVP Residency (Tariff – Rs.695), and Hotel Gopikrishna (Tariff – Rs.493) both on Old Tiruchanoor Road.
The official language spoken in Tirupati is Telugu.
Events in Thirupathi Package
The important festival in Tirupati is Brahmotsavam, celebrated during September - October. The other festivals are Adhyayanotsavam held during December - January, and Pavitrotsavam during June -July.
Places to See in Thirupathi Package
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Tirupati; the most important being Sri Venkateshwara Temple on top of the seventh hill in Tirumala. Silathoranam, an ancient rock formation and TTD Gardens in Tirumala are also a famous and worth visiting and Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple in Tirupati.
How to Get There
Tirupati has an airport which is 14 km from the city center.
Tirupati railway station is well connected to all the states by rail. The Tirupati-Puducherry passenger train travels daily, and there are also many express trains that pass through Tirupati.
Since Tirupati is a pilgrimage destination, there are many state-run buses that ferry pilgrimages. Lately, there are also many private tour and bus operators that offer discount packages to pilgrims. You can get discount coupons for bus booking if you plan to book your bus tickets at least a fortnight prior to your journey.