Situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Ayanur is a village in Karnataka’s Raichur district. Its nearby cities include Shimoga (17 km), Hosanagara (48 km), Sagar (54 km), Chanagiri (60 km) and Harihar (76 km).
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Ayanur. However, Shimoga has several budget hotels that will accommodate any tourist. They include Surya Comforts Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500 onwards), Jewel RocksHotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), Hombuja Residency (Tariff – Rs.600 onwards) and Inchara (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Kannadais the official language of the village. Urdu is also spoken in some parts of Ayanur.
Some of the important events celebrated in Ayanur are Makar Sankranti in January, Dasara Doll Festival in September/October and Gowri Habba in September.
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in and around Ayanur. Tourists can explore Shimoga, which is only (17 km), away from this village. There are many waterfalls and temples worth seeing in Shimoga.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is closest to Ayanur and is 132 km away.
The nearest railheadin Ayanur is Shimoga railway station, which is about 10.2 km.
Buses ply regularly from Shimoga, Hosanagara, Sagar, Chanagiri and Honnemandu. State-run KSRTC is the best bus operator plying on the route. You can opt for Volvo bus ticket booking service provided by several online bus booking websites.