Ampar is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udupi at a distance of 55 km south-west. Those with a passion for witnessing traditional Indian rural lifestyle, landscape and cuisine can visit this place. The state capital of Bangalore is situated at a distance of 457 km east.
Places to Stay
Being a small village, there are no proper lodging facilities in the vicinity. The nearest accessible place available for lodging is undoubtedly the city of 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
With the area close to the coastal area, it is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are Padukere Beach (32 km away), the breathtaking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (55 km away) and Beejadi Beach (25 km away).
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 110 km.
The Udupi Railway Station located around 56 km away is the closest major 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 beaches. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the needs of people. Private operators like SRS Travels have also slowly joined the race. Buses to the area are available from Udupi. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.
A city located in the Davanagere District of Karnataka, Harihar is famous for the Harihareshwara temple. Geographically located in the centre of the state, Harihar is on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The National Highway 4 (Puna – Bangalore) passes via this city. Harihar serves as a major industrial base as a large number of industries are headquartered here.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Harihar. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at the Shantappa Hotel, Nandini Deluxe Lodge and Ambica Lodge that offer rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Ugadi, Sankranthi, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival at the temple is a grandly celebrated
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit within a kilometre of the bus stand are the Harihareshwara Temple, Sree Parvathi Temple, the Omkar Math and the Mother Mary's Church. The Hazarat Chaman Shah Wali Dargha is located 6kms away, while the Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary is located about 20kms away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli (131kms)
Harihar has its own Railway Station
The Harihar Bus Station runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Mahesh Travels, Vijayanand Roadlines, Durgamba travels, SRE travels and Latha Tours and Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get bus booking online to over 4,000 destinations across the country.