Mulund is around 32 km from the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. One of the earliest suburbs of Mumbai, Mulund can be traced as far back as the Mauryan Empire. Today, Mulund is considered to be the “Prince of the Suburbs” and is a densely populated area, known for being a residential locality.
Places to Stay
Some of the hotels in Mulund are Archana Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2800), Shilpa Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2800) and Dream Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language is Marathi. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
An important festival in Mulund, and other parts of Maharashtra, is Ganesh Chaturthi, which is usually celebrated sometime in the month of August or September every year.
Places of Interest
Mulund is well-connected with Mumbai, and what better location to scope out and discover the city that never sleeps. Film City, which is about 25 km away from Mulund, Juhu Beach, which is roughly the same distance away, are a must visit. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is around 30 km away. Yogi Hills (3 km away from Mulund Railway Station) is a place for a good trek.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mulund is in Mumbai, which is about 18 km away.
Mulund is connected to Mumbai and other suburbs as well. Slow and semi-fast local trains, which ply along the central line of the Mumbai domestic rail network - Mumbai Suburban Railway - make a stop at Mulund as well.
Mulund can be reached by bus as well. Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) and Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) run buses that pass through Mulund. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.
Udupi, a coastal city in Mangalore, Karnataka, has a lot of tourist attractions that draw visitors from all across. The famous St. Mary’s Island which can only be reached by a ferry from Malpe is a perfect picnic spot where you can unwind. This city is also a pilgrimage center. Devotees flock to the famous Krishna Temple located here. Legends say that the name Udupi, comes from udu, which mean stars and pa, meaning Lord. Udupi is known for its Mangalorean Cuisine and rich culture. Folk art like the Yakshagana and Huli Vesha are famous in this region.
Budget Hotels in Udupi
There are many budget hotels for tourists in this city. Some of these hotels are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Sai Residency (Tariff – Rs.664) and Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs.424).
The languages spoken in Udupi are Tulu, Konkani, Beary Bashe and Kannada.
Events in Udupi
There are many important festivals celebrated in Udupi such as Paryaya and Makar Sankranti in January, Krishna Janmashtami in August, Navratri in September-October, Vijaya Dashami in October, Diwali during October-November and Christmas in December.
Places to See in Udupi
Some of the popular places of interest in Udupi include Manipal (6 km), Anantheshwara, a kilometer away, Sri Krishna Temple (950-m), Karkala (37 km), Udyavara River (7 km), Pithrody Udyavar Beach (13 km), Malpe Beach (8 km) and Malpe Port (7 km) away.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport, which is 63 km away from Udupi.
The Udupi Railway Station is only 5 km away from the main city center.
Udupi is frequented by buses from both Mangalore and Bangalore, bringing tourists and pilgrims. Private bus operators such as Ganesh Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Paulo Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels, Canara Pinto Travels, Sea Bird Travels and Kamat Travels run Volvo A/C buses daily from Bangalore, Mangalore, Hospet, Gulbarga, Mumbai and Hyderabad to Udupi. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.