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The Virajpet town is second biggest town and taluk head quarters of Kodagu (Coorg) district in Karnataka state. The name 'Virajpet' is an abbreviation of Virarajendrapete, the former ruler of Kodagu, Virarajendra.
Virajpet is just 30 Km from its district headquarters, Madikeri or Mercara. Nearby towns of Virajpet are Gonikoppal, Ammatti as well as Ponnampet.
Virajpet houses a large number of Coffee estates. Spices and Coffee is the major agricultural crops of Virajpet. Virajpet have huge range of forests fauna as well as flora. Virajpet is one of the leading producers of honey in Asia.
Virajpet features rising and falling plains from east to west and many small hills. The popular picnic destination Iruppu Falls is just 48 km from Virajpet. Hundreds of Homestays, Resorts located between Coffee Plantation in Virajpet.
A few among the tourist attractions in and around Virajpet are the Ayyappa temple halfway up and also the Shiva temple at the top of the Malethirike hill, You will witness the Beautiful Hills at Kakatuparambu that is roughly 8 km from Virajpet, St. Anne's church is very ancient Church located in the heart part of Virajpet Town and Clock tower is stands where three road linking at the town, Tadiandamol (the peak mountain in Kodagu) as well as the Igguthappa temple, both in Kakkabe is jsut 15 km from Virajpet.
Distance from Virajpet
Bangalore: 250 Km
Mysore: 105 Km
Mangalore: 167 Km
Hassan: 116 Km
Chamarajanagar: 165 Km
How to get there (Virajpet)
Nearest Airport: Mangalore and Mysore
Nearest Railhead: Mysore
Road: Virajpet is well connected with road network. The Virajpet town is only reached by road.
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