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
Udgir is a town in Maharashtra’s Latur district, located very close to the Karnataka border. Udgir has a rich history, and is well known for its fort – the Udgir Fort. The town is also known as a centre for quality education, with many of its students featuring in the Maharashtra State merit list.
Places to Stay
For a comfortable stay, it is recommended that you stay at Latur, an hour’s drive (approximately 65 km) from Udgir. A few options in Latur include Carnival Resort (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Embassy International (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hotel Relax (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Manas Lodge Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Udgir is Marathi.
As is the case with most parts of Maharashtra, the Ganesh Chathurthi festival that occurs every year between August and September, is celebrated with much fervour.
Places of Interest
While at Udgir, pay a visit to the Udgir fort, which was built in the pre-Bahamani age in the 12 century. Ausa (20 km from Latur) is also recommended for its fort, although it now lies in ruins. Chakur, which is about 35 km from Latur, is also a popular tourist destination, both for its amusement park and the Lord Shiva Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Udgir is at Latur (65 km away).
Direct trains are available from Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Latur, and Nanded.
Maharashtra State bus services operate out of Udgir and provide easy overnight journeys to almost every major city in Maharashtra. Udgir is a seven-hour drive from Aurangabad, eight hours from Pune, and four from Hyderabad. Ticketgoose.com enables you to book bus tickets without any hassle.