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 and taluk in Dhule district of Nashik Division in Maharashtra, Shirpur is located on National Highway 3, which connects it to Mumbai. The city, which is located 50kms from Dhule, has two rivers, River Arunavati and River Tapi, flowing through it. Agriculture is the main source of income in this city. Shirpur is famous for its gold refinery, which is incidentally is the largest in Asia and the fist refinery in India.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Shaktinagar. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sudarshan and Kuber Residency that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The annual Fair held in February at the festival at the Shri Khanderao ji temple is quite popular in the region.
Marathi is the Local Language
Places to Visit
The Shri Khanderao ji temple and two Tirupati Balaji temples that replicate the Tirupati temple are located here. The man-made lake at the city’s park located near the bus stand is also one of the tourist attractions.
How to Get There
Shirpur has its own airport
The nearest Railway Station is at Bhusaval
Shaktinagar has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sai Travels, Deccan Tours And Travels, Deccan Tours & Travels and Hans Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.