Jayapura, a small town in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur district is sandwiched between a thick lush green forest and the Western Ghats mountain range. The whole vicinity and hill region is known for its picturesque splendour. This town is on the border of Chikmagalur and Shimoga. Some of the nearby cities include Chikmagalur, Karkala, Tarikere and Mudbidri.
Places to Stay
There are no budget hotels available in Jayapura. Those visiting this town need to book hotels in Chikmagalur, which is 45 km away. A few of these hotels are Hotel Rajmahal (Tariff – Rs.470), FJ Comforts Inn (Tariff – Rs.389) and Vishnu Krupa Lodge (Tariff – Rs.218).
The official language spoken in Jayapura is Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated here are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Ganesha Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many sightseeing destinations around this town. These places are Koppa (22 km), Sringeri (22 km), Sri Sharadamba Temple (21 km) and Sirimane Falls, 33 km away from Jayapura.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport from Jayapura being 118 km away.
There is no railway station in Jayapura. Masarahalli Railway Station, which is 95 km away, is the nearest railway station to this town.
The town of Jayapura is well connected by many roads from all nearby cities and states. KSRTC runs buses daily from all over Karnataka to this town. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.