Sullia is a small town of Dakshina Kannada district situated in the Western Ghats mountain range in South Karnataka. It is situated on the major “Mani-Mysore” Highway that connects the two major cities – Mysore and Mangalore. It is located at a distance of 87 km from Mangalore, 169 km from Mysore and 119 km from Kannur city. The place serves as an ideal trekking spot because of the surrounding mountains amidst lush greenery.
Places to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels available in the nearest accessible place of Puttur. Some of them which are worth giving a try are Hotel Rama (Tariff – Rs. 737), Hotel Aditya Boarding and Lodging (Tariff – Rs. 582) among others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of Sullia are Naga Panchami celebrated in July-August, Krishna Janmashtami in August-September, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Car Festival in January and many more.
Places of Interest
Some places of tourist attraction are the trekking paradise of the Kumara Parvatha hilltop, the Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, the sacred Kumaradhara river, the famous Somanatheshwara Temple, Devaragundi Waterfalls, Abbey Falls and many more.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 95 km from the region.
The Kabaka Puttur Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 37 km from Sullia.
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is the major bus service that offers transportation between many places. There also private bus operators such as VRL Travels, Durgamba Motors among others which provide bus services between different places. Opt for online bus reservation through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from the confines of your home.
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.