Basroor (or Basrur) is in Kundanpur of the Udupi district in Karnataka. The village was also known as Bares, Barsellor, Basnut and Bares. It was most often called Vasupura. This is a historic port-town on the banks of Varahi River. Basroor is known for its temples and has been written about by Kannada writer and novelist Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth.
Places to Stay
There are many budget friendly hotels in Kundapura which is approximately 7 km from Basroor. Some of them include Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Hariprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hiren Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Gokulprasada (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Basroor is Kannada. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Basroor include annual Chariot festival (April) which is also known as ‘teru’ in Kannada. Ugadi, Gowri Ganesha and Dussera are also celebrated in Basroor.
Places of Interest
There are many old temples in Basroor. Some of the popular ones include Shree Mahatobar Mahalingeshwara Temple, Nakhareshawara Temple, Kashi Matt Samsthana and Gokarana Parthagali Matt.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore which is approximately 67 km from Basroor.
Kundapura is the nearest railway station and is located at a distance of 1.9 km from Basroor.
There are daily buses to Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and other Indian cities from Basroor. Some of the best bus operators on these routes include SRS Travels and Durgamba Travels. You can book bus tickets online from Ticketgoose.com, one of the leading bus booking portals.
Ranebennuru is the largest city and only city Municipal Corporation in Haveri district in Karnataka. It is situated 300 kms northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Popularly known as the "Gateway to North Karnataka", the city's name is derived from the term Rani-bennuru, literally meaning queen's resting place.One of Karnataka's most important rivers, the Tungabhadra flows along the southern border of Ranebennur taluk. Ranebennur is home to a rich commodity market.
Places to Stay
Hotel Suraj (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000), Hotel Sri Ananta (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000), Rammanna Kuteer Hotel (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000) and Hotel Udipi (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000) are some of the good budget hotels in Ranebennur.
Kanada is the official language in Ranebennur.
Place to Visit
Ranebennur Wildlife Sanctuary (8 kms), Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary 12kms), Hazarat Jamalshawali dargah at Durga circle, Sayed Sadatsha Wali dargah, and Aduvi Hanumappa temple (5 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli, 108 kms from Ranebennur. The nearest international airport is 300 kms away, in Bengaluru.
Hubli Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (107 kms) to Ranebennur.
Being on National Highway NH4, the city enjoys good bus service. Most buses traveling between North Karnataka and South Karnataka go via Ranebennur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Ranebennur include VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Raj Tour and Travel-Wrdha Express. Get discount on bus ticket booking by logging on to TicketGoose.com.