Hariharapura is town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomerations are the cities of Udupi and Chikmagalur at distances of 80 km and 87 km respectively. Those with a taste for safaris and wildlife should visit this area as the town is sandwiched between the Bhadra and Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuaries. The Arabian Sea coast is also nearby at a distance of 82 km west of the town.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available in terms of hotels and lodging is Udupi. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area 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 town has nothing much to offer for tourists. In order to explore more, one needs to head to Chikmagalur and try out Kudremukh National Park, Inam Dattatreya Peetha (a holy place for both Hindus and Muslims), Baba Budan Giri Hills (with a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims), Hebbe Falls and others.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest major airport at a distance of 121 km.
The Udupi Railway Station located around 78 km away is the closest railway station to the town.
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 indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, SRS Travels being one of them. Making use of bus booking online offers are the best way to save money while travelling.