Ampar is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udupi at a distance of 55 km south-west. Those with a passion for witnessing traditional Indian rural lifestyle, landscape and cuisine can visit this place. The state capital of Bangalore is situated at a distance of 457 km east.
Places to Stay
Being a small village, there are no proper lodging facilities in the vicinity. The nearest accessible place available for lodging is undoubtedly the city of Udupi. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
With the area close to the coastal area, it is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are Padukere Beach (32 km away), the breathtaking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (55 km away) and Beejadi Beach (25 km away).
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 110 km.
The Udupi Railway Station located around 56 km away is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town has a lot of significance in the national arena for its beaches. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the needs of people. Private operators like SRS Travels have also slowly joined the race. Buses to the area are available from Udupi. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.
A town and the headquarters of Siddapura taluk in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Siddapur is nestled among the Western Ghats. Agriculture and chiefly areca nut cultivation is the primary occupation of the people in this town. Numerous performance of the classical dance drama Yakshagana is held in this town as it is very popular here.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Siddapura. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Gangotri that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual festivals like Sankranthi,Ugadi, Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Basaveshwar Jatra (Feb) and Shanishwar Jatra held in March are popular across the region
Kannada is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Kondli Sri Marikamba Temple and Hanuman Temple Bedkani (5kms), Bedkani jamia masjid (.5km) and Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1km) are well-known places of worship in Siddapur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli
The nearest Railway Station is at Talaguppa
Siddapur has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Sea Bird Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.