Mandalapatti - Feel like Heaven

As you know, Coorg is a favourite tourist destination for every Indian travellers. In Kodagu, Mandalpatti is a  must visit tourist place in Kodagu. And its a magical beauty and an absolutely scenic place in Coorg. Mandalpatti hills are located around 25 km from Madikeri town en route to Abbi falls. A right deviating road just 4 kms before Abbi Falls will lead to Mandalpatti. As bus facility is not available yet taking a cab or own vehicle is advised.
The road is good till the deviation. After that its a little bad in patches. But you will forget that when you see the beauty of the place. There is a forest office where you need to buy a ticket to go up till the view point.. The view is breathtaking from there...

Make sure to take water and food along as there are no shops around there. Once on the top of the hills the beauty of Mandalpatti is unwrapped. Far stretching green mountains and the cool breeze will definitely make one feel like heaven.

If you Planning for one day trip you cover lot of waterfalls also. See my earlier posts about beautiful, breathtaking water falls in Coorg.

Thirupathi - Must Visit Richest Temple in the World!!

Thirupati - Thirumala Temples is considered to be the richest Hindu temple in the world. and It is a best tourist place near Bangalore and Chennai. Located in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh is the grand temple of Lord Vekateshwara or Balaji. The temple is located on the seventh peak, Venkatadri and hence the deity is also known as 'Lord of the Seven Hills'. These hills are said to resemble the shape of the mythical serpent Shesha and so the deity is also referred to as 'Sheshachalavasa'.There are two main ways to reach Tirumala. One way is a road designed for vehicles with a distance of 22 kms and the other, a stepped pathway, 12kms long. It is estimated that on an average, 50,000 pilgrims visit the temple every day and the number exceeds one lakh during the 'Brahmotsavam' festival. And richer is the 'prasadam' - fondly called Tirupati Laddu, made of cashew nuts, raisins, boondi and sugar syrup.

How to reach :
Direct flights to Tirupati are available from Hyderabad and Chennai only.

From Bangalore
Tirupati is 258 km away from Bangalore (via Kolar and Chittoor). The KSTRC and APSRTC runs daily buses between Bangalore and Tirupati.

Mysore-Tirupati Fast Passenger train is runs daily from Mysore to Tirupati via Bangalore. 

From Chennai 
137 km from Chennai (via Red Hills, Utthukottai, Nagalapuram, Puttur and Renigunta)
145 km from Chennai (via Poonamalli, Tiruvallur, Tiruttani, Nagiri and Puttur)
152 km from Chennai (via Red Hills, Tada and Sri Kalahasti).

From Hyderabad
Tirupati is 562 km from Hyderabad (via Kurnool, Cuddapah and Kodur).

APSRTC runs daily buses between Hyderabad and Tirupati. The types of buses are: Express/ Luxury/ Hi-tech/ AC Sleeper Coach.

Places to visit near Tirupati

Sri Kalahasti