1.Udupi is named after Moon God. In Sanskrit, Udu means
‘star’ and pa means Lord.The Chandra/Moon is the head of stars,
thus the place came to be known as ‘Udupi”. Udupi is also known
as Shivalli /Shiva belle or ”Rajata Peetha”(=silver seat).Udupi owes
its name as Shivalli to Ananteshwara temple, the most ancient temple of Udupi.
2. Karkala –Kari-kallu means dark stones in Kannada.
Tulu people call the town Karla. Kannadigas call it Karkala.
Black granite is abundant in the area.
3.Katpadi is named after a lost horse which was found and
tied down there. ”Kattu Padi” in means ”tie it down” in Tulu.
4.Mulki is on the banks of Shambhavi river. Earlier known as
Moolikapur. Mulki in Arabic means queen.
5.Udyavara was one of the earliest capitals of the Alupa dynasty.
6.Hassan is named after the Goddess ”Haasamba”, the presiding
deity of the town. Hassan is primarily known for its Hoysala
7.Yercaud, a beautiful hill station in Salem district in Tamil Nadu
is referred to as ”The Poor Man’s Ooty” As a popular tourist
destination, Yercaud is also called as ”Jewel of the South”.
8.Mangalore is renowned for its historical architecture and
known as ”Rome of the East”.The city was named after Mangaladevi,
the Hindu Goddess Shakti.
9.Hyderabad was historically known as a pearl and diamond
trading centre and continues to be known as the ”City of Pearls”
10.Udaipur(in Rajasthan) is known as city of lakes because it is
surrounded by 4 man-made lakes. Often known as ”The Venice
of the East” is probably one of the most romantic and
beautiful cities of India.
11.Khajjiar, a hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh
is known as India’s mini Swizerland and also known as Gulmarg
of Himachal Pradesh. The hill station is picturesquely set in the
midst of magnificent ”Deodar” forests.