Basroor (or Basrur) is in Kundanpur of the Udupi district in Karnataka. The village was also known as Bares, Barsellor, Basnut and Bares. It was most often called Vasupura. This is a historic port-town on the banks of Varahi River. Basroor is known for its temples and has been written about by Kannada writer and novelist Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth.
Places to Stay
There are many budget friendly hotels in Kundapura which is approximately 7 km from Basroor. Some of them include Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Hariprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hiren Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Gokulprasada (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Basroor is Kannada. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Basroor include annual Chariot festival (April) which is also known as ‘teru’ in Kannada. Ugadi, Gowri Ganesha and Dussera are also celebrated in Basroor.
Places of Interest
There are many old temples in Basroor. Some of the popular ones include Shree Mahatobar Mahalingeshwara Temple, Nakhareshawara Temple, Kashi Matt Samsthana and Gokarana Parthagali Matt.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore which is approximately 67 km from Basroor.
Kundapura is the nearest railway station and is located at a distance of 1.9 km from Basroor.
There are daily buses to Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and other Indian cities from Basroor. Some of the best bus operators on these routes include SRS Travels and Durgamba Travels. You can book bus tickets online from Ticketgoose.com, one of the leading bus booking portals.
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.