The distance between these two cities is around 580Kms, and can be reached in approximately 9hrs 5min.Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Udupi and Kolhapur(Maharashtra). VRL Travels is a major operator along this route. You have buses starting from 05:30 PM, till 07:30 PM. Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.750, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.850.
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Udupi is one of the most famous pilgrim centres in south India. Located in the state of Karnataka, this holy centre is known for the Udupi Sree Krishna Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Thousands of pilgrims visit this holy shrine everyday to pay their respects to Lord Krishna. The Carnatic musicians like Vyasatirtha have composed songs on Udupi Krishna. Apart from the temple, the city is also known for its cuisine. The contributions of Udupi to the culinary wealth of India include several delicacies and specialities like the Masala Dosa. Besides, there is a beach near to Udupi, which is becoming popular among the tourists. Apart from this, there are several other temples and places of tourist interest in and around Udupi. Udupi is easily reachable by road. Many bus services connect Udupi with neighbouring cities like Mangalore and pilgrim spots like Mookambika, Sringeri and so on.
Located in the southwestern region of Maharashtra, on the banks of River Panchaganga, lies the historical city of Kolhapur. The presence of numerous religious centers like Mahalakshmi Temple which is known for its ancient architectural style, Jyotiba Temple, Katyani Temple, Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Kopeshwara Temple, BhawaniTemple and Gagangiri Maharaj Math, some of them found dotting the holy river, has given the name ‘dakshinkashi’ to this city. Other than the religious presence, the city houses several forts and other historical places. Some of the major places to visit in this well-connected town are the Maharaja’s palace also known as the New palace, Shahji Chatrapati museum, Vishalgad Fort, Irwin Agricultural Museum, Radhanagari Dam, Wax museum and Bhavani Mandap, the oldest and biggest structure in Kolhapur also known as ‘glory of the city’. And who can forget about the popular and uniquely designed Kolhapuri chappals that are exported to all over the world.