Kumbashi is a small village in Karnataka. It is part of the Udupi District and the Kundapur Taluk. It lies on the Udupi-Kundapur Highway. The village is also known as Anegudde. It was named Kumbashi because the demon Kumbhasura is said to have been slain here. Local folklore suggests that it was once the abode of Lord Vinayaka, and hence the name Anegudde (Anne-Elephant, Gudde-Hillock). The place is famous for an old and popular Ganesha Temple.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Kundapur, only 9km away from Kumbashi. The good budget hotels are Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs 1500), Hotel Simon Comfort (Tariff – Rs 1200), and Blue Water (Tariff – Rs 3000).
The official language of Kumbashi is Kannada. Tulu, Konkani and Malayalam are also widely spoken.
The important events in Kumbashi are Dasara in October, Deepavali in November, and Krishna Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi in August.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kumbashi like Shree Harihara Temple, Suryanarayana Temple, and the main Anegudde Temple. All the temples are within the village.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kumbashi is the Mangalore Airport. It is located about 96km away from the town. This airport is very well connected with the rest of India, with daily flights to all the major cities.
The closest railway station is in Barkur, near Kundapur, which is only 9km away. There are daily trains to Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka.
There are daily bus services to Bangalore, Mangalore, Udupi, Kundapur and Manipal from Kumbashi bus stand. KSRTC buses connect the area very well with the rest of the state. Making use of bus ticket booking discount can help you save money while travelling. Look out for such offers at Ticketgoose.com