A town in Bellary district of Karnataka, Kampli is situated about 15kms away from the famous world heritage site Hampi. Well-connected by road to Gangavathi and Hospet, this town is an economic hub for villages in the surrounding region. Agriculture is the main source of income in this town and there are about 20 rice mills located here, which makes it a major agricultural and commercial hub in the region. Kampli is famous for the magnificent Kampli fort.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Kammardi. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Sri Durga Lodge and Kalkura Lodge in Thirthahalli that offers rooms from Rs.400 onwards.
Sankranthi, Dussehra Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Sri Venkateswara Temple, Shri Satyanarayana Swamy Temple and Banni Mahakali Temple and two Mosques located within a kilometre of the bus stand are places to visit in his town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport (38kms)
The nearest Railway Station is at Hospet
The Kampli Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like SRS Travels and Meenakshi Travels that run regular buses to and from the village. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets.
Tumkur is a beautiful industrial town located in the administrative district of Karnataka state. It lies along NH 206 at a distance of 70 km northwest of Bangalore. Tumkur traverses great number of river valleys and fascinating hills with 4000 feet more spreading along the landscape. You can see forested slopes of Devarayanadurga hills with its unique wild life species. The best season to visit Tumkur is during October to March.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels to stay in Tumkur. Few of them are Naveen Regency hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Woodlands Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Dwaraka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300)
The most common and local language in the city is Kannada. English is the alternate language.
Pongal is held annually in the month of mid January.
Places of Interest
Pavagada Fort, Aralaguppe, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple and Sree Siddaganga Mutt are the famous Hindu religious places of Tumkur. Some of the places nearby Tumkur are Chikballapur (76 km from Tumkur), Shivagange (26 km from Tumkur), Savandurga (57 km from Tumkur), Nandi Hills (69 km from Tumkur), Lepakshi (84km from Tumkur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bengaluru International Airport. It is located at a distance of 80 km from Tumkur.
Tumkur Railway Station, located in the centre of the city and Heggere Halt Rail Way Station (6 km from the town) are the nearest.
Tumkur city is well-connected along NH4 and NH206 to Bangalore, Gubbi, Koratagere, Kunigal and other major cities in the state by both Government and private buses. National Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Asha Travels are the best travel operators on this route. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.