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.
Kaup or Kapu, a small coastal town in Karnataka’s Udupi district, is famous for its Kaup Beach, lighthouse, a fort built by Tippu Sultan and three temples dedicated to Mariamma. This region is a perfect getaway with a shack and bar on the beach. A visit to Mangalore is incomplete without a visit to Kaup. A few of the nearby cities include Udupi, Karkala, Kota and Mudbidri.
Places to Stay
Kaup provides both luxurious and budget hotels for travellers visiting this region. Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Hotel Pancharatna Paradise (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel karthik (Tariff – Rs.491) and Varsha Guest House (Tariff – Rs.449).
The languages spoken in Kaup are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada and Beary Bashe.
The important festivals in Kaup are Samudra Mathana in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March- April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kaup is famous for its tourist attractions in and around the town. These places include Kaup Beach, a kilometer away, Polipu Beach (800 m), Pithrody Udyavar Beach (9 km), Udupi (14 km), Malpe Beach (18 km), Pilarkhana Forest (14 km), Manipal (19 km) and Karkala (35 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is 44 km away from Kaup, which is located in Mangalore.
There is no railway station in Kaup. Padubidri Railway Station, which is 7 km away, is the nearest railway station from Kaup.
The town of Kaup is connected through a wide network of buses from various parts of Mangalore, Bangalore and nearby cities as well as other states. Private bus operators such as Sri Durgamba Travels, Sea Bird Tourists, SRS Travels and Pragathi Tourist Corporation run Volvo A/C buses to this town. TicketGoose.com offers discount coupons for bus booking to all its customers.