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Virajpet Post Office
Hanuman Temple, Perumbadi

Virajpet or Virarajendrapete is a town in Karnataka state in India.

St. Anne's Church


Virajpet town has a cute charm and an undulating shape. Traffic chaos and mindless commercialization has spoilt most of the beauty the town has been guarding for hundreds of years. A morning walk can reveal to you the few remains of the rare beauty of the town. The hills and the green villages of Virajpet are suitable for trekking.

Get in[edit]

  • The nearest railway stations are in 1 Thalassery and 2 Kannur.
  • The nearest airports are Mysore Airport in Bangalore and Mangalore International Airport in 3 Mangalore.
  • Virajpet is around 30 km away from 4 Madikeri, the district headquarters and is about 250 km from 5 Bangalore and 165 km from Mangalore. The only way to reach Virajpet is by road.

Get around[edit]

Autorikshaws charge ₹20 for km. and buses are much cheaper. Air-conditioned taxis are also available at ₹1,000 for one day's use.


Virajpet Clocktower
  • 1 Ayyappa Temple, Malethirike hill.
  • 2 Igguthappa Temple (Padi Eshwara Igguthappa Temple), Kakkabe (15 km).
  • 3 St. Anne's Church. 220 years old, built in neo-Gothic style.The tower of the church has two massive bells of the ancient times and are in use even now.
  • 4 Shiva Temple, Malethirike hill.
  • 5 Tadiandamol Mountain, Kakkabe (15 km). the highest mountain in Kodagu


  • Trekking @ Malethirike. Malethirike is a semispherical hill in the very middle of the town. You will have terrific view on of the hill. There are two Hindu temples and one Christian church.
  • Walk in the coffee plantations. the inviting smell of coffee will excite you.


  • Iyenar bakery, Virajpet Junction.


  • Amma Restaurant, State Highway, +91 95386 11769.
  • Garden Hotel, Near Shafi Masjidh, +91 94484 48781.
  • UK Biriyani Centre, State Highway.
  • Good Food restaurant, Jain street, +91 9008292198. Good place for snacks like vada, Pakkuvada etc. Good coffee also.


  • Green Bar, Near HDFC Bank.


  • Bharath Hotel, Near Market.
  • Coffeevalley Holiday Home Stay (3200 ft), Arji Hills, Perumbadi, Virajpet, +918274 257370. Check-in: 24 hours, check-out: 12Noon. Coorgie food available on request, also adventure sports institute - for para gliding, kayak, white water rafting, elephant training. ₹500 Bed only.
  • Darshan Hotel (₹750), +91 8274257259. Sri Ganapathy Building, Near the Clock Tower. The hotel is nice but it is hidden inside a crowded market. You have to find your way among onion bags and vendors to reach the reception counter.
  • Hill Palace, Near Market.
  • Kingway Hotel, Near Mohan Petrol Station.
  • Kaveri Inn, Telugu Street, +91 8274255265. No parking facility. ₹1,300.

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