Nelyady is one of the most beautiful villages on the outskirts of the Puttur Taluk in the district of Dakshina Kannada in the state of Karnataka, India. The route towards Nelyady through Mangalore is one of the most refreshing sites in India. Buses from Mangalore through National Highway 48 take a halt here and enjoy the tasty “Payasam” on their journey towards Nelyady.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Nelyady. Some of them are The Saffron Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), The Ocean Pearl (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Nalapad Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and The Hills (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Nelyady is Tulu. Other languages spoken here are Kannada and English.
An important festival of Nelyady is the Car Festival which is celebrated in Puttur for 10 days in the month of April with great fervour every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Nelyady. Some of them are Juma Masjid Kallega (20 km from Puttur), Bendru Theertha (Hot Spring) (15 km from Puttur), Dr. Shivarama Karanth Balavana (2 km from Puttur) and Maril Church (29 km from Puttur).
How to Get There
Nelyady does not have an airport. The nearest airport to Nelyady is the Mangalore Airport which is about 55 km from Puttur.
Nelyady is a small town and hence there is no railway station. One can reach Nelyady by getting down at the Kabaka Puttur Railway Station or at the Narimogaru Railway Station which is very close to Nelyady.
To reach Nelyady, one can take local buses from Puttur or from the Mangalore Railway Station. Also, there are various private bus service providers. Getting online bus ticket through Ticketgoose.com is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.
Tirupati, a world famous temple city, well known for its Balaji Darshan all over the world is situated in Chitoor district, Andhra Pradesh. It is famous for its Venkateswara Swamy Temple, which is 20 km on Tirumala hills. This temple is one of the richest in the world. Neighbouring cities are Renigunta and Puttur.
Budget Hotels in Tirupathi
Some good budget hotels in Tirupati are 7 Hills Inn (Tariff – Rs.496), Annapurna Residency (Tariff – Rs.516), and Hotel Bhimas Paradise (Tariff – Rs.975).
Telugu is widely spoken in Tirupati.
Events in Tirupathi
As Tirupati is a central pilgrimage destination, there are many events and festivals held regularly. Millions of people throng to get blessings of Lord Venkateswara. Rathasapthami is celebrated in February, Vasanthotsavam in March-April and Brahmotsavam is held in September.
Places to See in Tirupathi
Tirupati itself is world famous for its temples. The other places of interest around Tirupati are Tirupati Balaji Temple, Sri Govindrajaswamy Temple (situated within Tirupati Balaji Temple), Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple (12 km), and Chandragiri (11 km).
How to Get There
The airport is situated 16 km away from Tirupati.
The railway station is centrally located and connects Tirupati to different areas. There are also special services offered to devotees to visit Tirupati from all over India.
Many state-run and private buses offer special package trips to Tirupati from all over India throughout the year. Numerous bus booking websites provide bus ticket booking offers, especially during the festive season.