A city in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Puttur is located near the Mysore-Mangalore highway. The second largest city in Mangalore district,Putturhas the largest market for arecanut in the state.Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in this city.A coastal region, Puttur is surrounded with lush green forest and several hillocks. The National Research Centre for Cashew and theCampco Factory is located in this town.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Puttur. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Super Tower and Dinesh Bhavan Lodging that has rooms starting from Rs.600 onwards.
The annual festivals like Sankranthi, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Byari,Kodava and Malayalam are spoken here.
Places to visit
The 300 year old Juma Masjid Kallega, the Hot Spring water BendruTheertha (15kms) and Beeramale Hill (15kms) are located in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (55kms).
Puttur has its own railway station
PutturBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like SBT Balaji Travels and Ganesh Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.
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.