Virajpet, a town in the Kodagu District of Karnataka is named after a significant Chola ruler called Virajrajendra. Virajpet is the largest honey producer in Asia and also produces coffee and a ...Read More.
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Virajpet, a town in the Kodagu District of Karnataka is named after a significant Chola ruler called Virajrajendra. Virajpet is the largest honey producer in Asia and also produces coffee and a number of exotic spices. The perfect time to visit Virajpet to get a whiff of an amazing experience is in between the months of May and November.
The nearest airport to Virajpet is in Mysore (119 km away) if you want to travel by air. To arrive at Virajpet by railway, you must reach the closest railway station i.e. Valapattanam Railway Station (57 km away) as Virajpet does not have one of its own. From the above-mentioned places, there are bus and cab services easily available. In Virajpet, there are several tourist attractions like St. Anne’s Church which is a beauteous European – Gothic style structure that was built in 1792. The most attractive characteristic of this church is its 180 feet high steeple, which resembles a giant candle. Located 15 km away from Virajpet is a town called Siddapura that has a famous tourist attraction called the Dubare Forest Reserve, which is an elephant camp. Present on the Malethirike hills, the Ayyappa temple is a site dedicated to Lord Shiva and is often visited by many religious devotees. Other temples that are often visited here are Iguthappa Temple and Shiva Temple. You must also visit the rich coffee estates like Pollibetta which is like a green carpet spread over the region. You can also visit the famous Nisargadhama (42 km away) which is a breathtakingly beautiful island around the Cauvery River. Make sure to tour around the wondrous Virajpet with its charming environment and natives.