A town in Karnataka, Haveri is well-known for cardamom garlands and Byadagi red chillies that are marketed all over the country. Haveri is slowly gaining popularity as a major tourist spot as it is surrounded by places that have historical temples. While the town is believed to have had about 100 Maths (sacred religious places), only a few remain today. The famous Hukkeri Math is in Haveri.
Places to Stay
There good places to stay in Haveri town. Places like Hitaishi Palace Hotel (Tariff-Rs.400 onwards), Shiva Shakthi Palace (Tariff-Rs.700 onwards) and Hotel Adarsha Deluxe (Tariff-Rs.450 onwards) are within 1km of the bus stand
Other than the annual religious festivals celebrated here, the Durgadevi Festival (Jatra) held once every three years is quite famous in this region and attracts huge crowds to the town.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Siddhesvara Temple, an ornate example of 12th century Western Chalukyan art and Hukkeri Math are all located about 1-3kms from the bus stand. The Ranebennur Wild Life Sanctuary is 45kms away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bangalore (330kms).
Haveri has its own Railway Station.
Haveri Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Sugama Tourists and Seabird Tourists run regular buses to and from the village. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility
Nandurbar is a picturesque district which is located within the Kandesh region of Maharashtra. Nandurbar is divided into two separate districts i.e. Dhule and Nandurbar. Nandurbar is surrounded by one of the most beautiful rivers of India, the Narmada River.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Nandurbar. Some of them are Hotel Jain Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Bhushan Residency Park (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel DSK Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Heera Executive (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Nandurbar is Marathi. Other languages that are spoken here include Ahirani, Bhili and Hindi.
The important festivals of Nandurbar are the Nandurbar Ganesh Festival (celebrated in the month of September) and the Asthamba which is held during the same month as Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are several places that are appealing to tourists in Nandurbar such as Toranmal (40 km from Nandurbar), the Unapdev Hot Water Spring (25 km from Shahada), the Yashwant lake (25 km from Nandurbar) and Ashvasthama (70 km from Nandurbar).
How to Get There
The nearest airports are at Ahmedabad and Mumbai from where frequent flights to other cities are available. The distance from Nandurbar to the airports is approximately 250 km.
The Nandurbar railway station has several trains that connect to many important cities in India. It is one of the important stations on the central railway line. Trains are easily available.
One can easily reach Nandurbar through private bus services. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility.