Situated in Bangalore Rural district, Nelamangala is renowned for its temples. It is situated on the intersection of National Highways 48 and 4. Bangalore, its capital city is only 26 km away from here. Nelamangala is also home to one of the oldest Shiva temples. Its proximity to the capital city makes this place even more alluring.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels available in Nelamangala, including Nava Nidhi Comforts (Tariff – Rs.561) and Veekay Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.423).
Kannada is the official language of Nelamangala.
Mahashivaratri in February, Holi and Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Nelamangala has a number of places to visit in and around its vicinity. Some of the attractions include Binnamangala, Geeta Mandir, Udbhava Ganesha Temple, Vishwa Shanti Ashram, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Vinayaka Temple, Vishwaroopa Vijaya Vittala statue and Shree Ranganatha Swamy temple.
How to Get There
Bangalore International Airport in Nagpur, which is 48 km away, is the nearest from the village.
Yeshwanthpur Junction Railway Station, which is 17km from here, is the nearest major railhead connecting this village to other cities.
Direct buses are available from Bangalore, Kundapara, Surathkal and Tumkur. Durgamba Motors and Sri Durgamba Travels are some of the top operators that people depend on while travelling in the region. State-run buses also ply to and fro the village. Book online bus ticket in advance from Ticketgoose.com for a hassle-free travel.
Kapu a small town in the Udupi district of Karnataka is a coastal town that consists of four villages. 13kms south of Udupi, Kaup, which is pronounced as Kapu, is famous for its lighthouse and the three Goddess Durga temples and a fort built by Tippu Sultan. The town lies between Udupi and Mangalore on National Highway 66. Scenic on the shores of the Arabian Sea, many films have been shot at Kapu. The sunrise and sunset in the backdrop of light house at Kapu is one of the main attractions of the place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay is the Kapu Beach resort (Rs.1500 onwards). Other than these travellers can stay at Udupi where a vast range of budget accommodation is available. Some of them are Palm Grove Beach Resort(Tariff- Rs.1200-Rs.2200), Kediyoor Hotel (Tariff- Rs.600-Rs.2000)
The Kaup Beach Ustava attracts a lot of tourists for its sand art. The annual 'Ati Mari Puje’ festival at the historically famous temple of Goddess Mariyamma is usually thronged by thousands of devotees all over the state and even neighbouring states.
The language predominantly spoken in this town is Kannada.
Places to visit
Other than the lighthouse and the Tipu Sultan fort the temples around the area includes Anegudde, Anegudde Vinayaka Temple and the Lord Kotilingeshwara Temple, which is loacetd about 1-2kms from the bus stand. Neighbouring town Udupi has a lot more tourist places of interest.
How to Get There
The airport near Kapu is the Mangalore Airport
The nearest railway station is at Udupi
There are many buses that pass via Kapu bus stand from Udupi and Mangalore. Some of the well-known bus operators include VRL Travels, Pragathi Tourist Corporation and Sri Durgamba Travels. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.