It is a town belongs to Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is around 250 km from Bangalore and 30 km from district headquarters Madikeri. The name of this town is derived from the Kodagu ruler Vairarajendra. The town is popular for the coffee and spice plantations. It is one of the largest honey producers in India. The highlighting features are hilltop Shiva temple, Ayyappa temple and Kakotuparamby semi-spherical hill. These are center of attractions for devotees and visitors. Mercara Dasarais the famous festival celebrated with pomp and show. It last for ten days. Several entertainment programs are performed during this festival. Virajpet is a gorgeous town to enjoy short vacation.
Places to visit
It is a sacred temple of Hindus, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and located on the top of a Malethirike hill. It is flocked by devotees all-round the year and gives a fantastic view of entire Virajpet.
St. Anne’s Church
It was an ancient church, was built in 1792 in European and Gothic style of architecture. 180 feet high, candle shaped steeple is the center of attraction.
It is 10 years old clock tower and was built by commemorate King George V. It is the major landmark here and located in the center of the town.
How to reach Virajpet
Mysore is the nearest airport. Bangalore is the nearest international airport around 265 km from Virajpet.
Kannur and Thalassery are the nearest rail heads which are in Kerala. Mysore junction is around 105 km from Virajpet is also an alternative option.
Virajpet is well connected by state and private buses to nearby cities and towns of Karnataka.
Average temperature is ranging from 28 C to 30 C. It is best visited throughout the year.