Uppinangadi also referred to as "Dakshina Kashi" is a small town of the state of Karnataka. This place lies at the confluence of the Kumaradhara and Nethravati River. An important business hub and agriculture center, Uppinangadi is known for its soft drinks.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Pooja Hotel and Hotel Aditya that offer affordable accommodation. However, it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
The major event in Uppinangadi is the annual confluence of its two rivers. This event occurs during the rainy season.
Kannada is the local language spoken in Goa. English is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
Uppinangadi has a beautiful temple on the banks of its rivers. The confluence of the rivers is another place of interest.
How to Get There
Mangalore is the closest airport that offers connection to Bangalore. International flight can be accessed from Bangalore International Airport.
Puttur railway station located about 15 km away is closest to Uppinangadi. Train connection to Mangalore can be accessed from Puttur railway station.
Uppinangadi lies on NH 48 which connects Mangalore and Bangalore. Buses connect Uppinangadi to both these centres through which other major cities can be accessed. KSRTC, VRL and SRS Travels offer quality service. You can now get bus tickets from several bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.
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.