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.
A city in Shivamogga District in central Karnataka, Shimoga (Shivamogga in Kannada), situated on the banks of the Tunga River is considered "Rice Bowl" of the State. Dotted with paddy fields, arecanut and coconut groves, Shimoga’s location makes it gateway to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats, hence the city is popularly known as "Capital of Malnad". Waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields make this city one of the most picturesque locations in the state.
Budget Hotels in Shimoga
Shimoga has a wide variety of accommodation options near the bus stand. Some of them are Royal Orchid Central (Tariif-Rs. 2,308), Surya Comforts (2kms from Bus Stand Tariff-Rs. 539) and Hotel Navaratna International (Tariif-Rs. 400).
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Events in Shimoga
Other annual religious festivals, the Marikamba festival is celebrated in Sagar every year and also the Fireflies Festival of Sacred Music.
Places to See in Shimoga
There are great many places near Ssimoga that attracts tourists. The places reasonably close to the bus stand include Shivappa Nayaka Palace (1kms), Gajanur dam (15 kms) and Koodli (15 kms) is the place where the Tungaa and Bhadraa rivers meet.
How to Get There
While Mangalore (180 km) is the nearest airport in the city, Shimoga Airport (Opening Dec 2013) is currently under construction in Sogane (6kms)
Shimoga has its own railway station.
Shimoga Bus Terminal connects the city to other neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRE Travels, Varalakshmi Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from Shimoga. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.