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
Wardha is a city in Maharashtra, it gets its name from the Wardha river which flows alongside the northern, southern and western boundaries of the Wardha district. Wardha is said to have been established in the year 1866. Wardha and the city of Sevagram contributed in a big way to the fight for independence. Today, Wardha is known for its flourishing cotton trade.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Wardha. Some of them are Ramakrishna Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 500), Hari Sans Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Gulshan Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 500) and Chirag Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800).
Marathi is the official language that is spoken in Wardha. Some of the other languages that are spoken here include Hindi and English.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Wardha with great enthusiasm include Diwali, Vijayadashmi, Makar Sakranti and Ganesha Chaturthi.
Places of Interest
There are many places for tourists to visit in Wardha. Some of them include Magan Sanghralaya, Gita Mandir, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Kelzar Ganpati Temple and Paramdham Ashram.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Wardha is Nagpur Airport. It is located about 74 km from Wardha city.
Wardha city has its own station and many trains to different Indian cities ply from here on a regular basis.
There are daily bus services to Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Solapur, Ahemadnagar and other Indian cities from Wardha. Some of the best bus operators on these routes include Saini Travels, Natraj Travels, Raj Travels and Chintamani Travels. Book a bus ticket in advance and travel without any hassle to any destination in India.