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 and taluk in Dhule district of Nashik Division in Maharashtra, Shirpur is located on National Highway 3, which connects it to Mumbai. The city, which is located 50kms from Dhule, has two rivers, River Arunavati and River Tapi, flowing through it. Agriculture is the main source of income in this city. Shirpur is famous for its gold refinery, which is incidentally is the largest in Asia and the fist refinery in India.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Shaktinagar. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sudarshan and Kuber Residency that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The annual Fair held in February at the festival at the Shri Khanderao ji temple is quite popular in the region.
Marathi is the Local Language
Places to Visit
The Shri Khanderao ji temple and two Tirupati Balaji temples that replicate the Tirupati temple are located here. The man-made lake at the city’s park located near the bus stand is also one of the tourist attractions.
How to Get There
Shirpur has its own airport
The nearest Railway Station is at Bhusaval
Shaktinagar has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sai Travels, Deccan Tours And Travels, Deccan Tours & Travels and Hans Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.