Kumbashi is a small village in Karnataka. It is part of the Udupi District and the Kundapur Taluk. It lies on the Udupi-Kundapur Highway. The village is also known as Anegudde. It was named Kumbashi because the demon Kumbhasura is said to have been slain here. Local folklore suggests that it was once the abode of Lord Vinayaka, and hence the name Anegudde (Anne-Elephant, Gudde-Hillock). The place is famous for an old and popular Ganesha Temple.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Kundapur, only 9km away from Kumbashi. The good budget hotels are Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs 1500), Hotel Simon Comfort (Tariff – Rs 1200), and Blue Water (Tariff – Rs 3000).
The official language of Kumbashi is Kannada. Tulu, Konkani and Malayalam are also widely spoken.
The important events in Kumbashi are Dasara in October, Deepavali in November, and Krishna Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi in August.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kumbashi like Shree Harihara Temple, Suryanarayana Temple, and the main Anegudde Temple. All the temples are within the village.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kumbashi is the Mangalore Airport. It is located about 96km away from the town. This airport is very well connected with the rest of India, with daily flights to all the major cities.
The closest railway station is in Barkur, near Kundapur, which is only 9km away. There are daily trains to Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka.
There are daily bus services to Bangalore, Mangalore, Udupi, Kundapur and Manipal from Kumbashi bus stand. KSRTC buses connect the area very well with the rest of the state. Making use of bus ticket booking discount can help you save money while travelling. Look out for such offers at Ticketgoose.com
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.