Basavapatna is a small village located in the Hassan district of Karnataka in South India. It comes under the Mysore division. The major urban agglomeration in the city is Mysore at a distance of 80 km. The village is located 1 km north of the Cauvery river.
Places to Stay
Conventional places of lodging are extremely few in the area because of which travelers are forced to look forward to staying in Mysore. Some of the budget hotels which are worth considering are Roopa Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), MTR Yatrinivas Lodge(Tariff – Rs. 800), MTR Deluxe Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 700), Suhashini Palace (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of Basavapatna 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
The village has virtually nothing to offer tourists. In order to explore, one can visit Mysore and try out some of the following places – Mysore Palace, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, St. Philomena’s Church, Wesley Cathedral, Folk Lore Museum, Railway Museum and others.
How to Get There
Mysore Airport is the nearest major airport at a distance of 94 km.
The Mysore Junction Railway Station, located around 80 km away, is the closest major railway station to the village.
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 tourist sites. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the needs of the people. Private operators such as SRS Travels have also slowly joined the race. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India