A village in the Gauribidanur taluka of the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka, Hossur is located 84 km north of the capital city Bangalore. The village lies quite close to the state’s border with the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh. Those willing to explore temples, South Indian cuisine and landscape can try this place out. One can stop by here while heading to Bellary from Bangalore.
Places to Stay
There are many good hotels near Hossur. Some of them are Libra Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,250), Keerthana International (Tariff – Rs. 750) and Transit Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 1,200) among others.
The official languages of Hossur 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
Some of the popular tourist attractions near Hossur are Sri Shiva temple, Sri Chidambar Mahaswami temple (located about 4.2 km away), Vidurashwatha village (6 km away from Gauribidanur), Naga Devatha Temple, Skandagiri (mountain fortress situated about 3 km from Chikkaballapur), Nandi hills, and Subapur Fort among many others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore at a distance of 79 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Yeshwantpur Railway Station in Bangalore at a distance of 81 km.
There are tourist bus services to Hossur from Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Mostly, state-run KSRTC buses cater to the local populations of the area. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.