A settlement in the Davangere District, Harihara Taluka of Karnataka, Malebennur is around 25 km from Davangere, 22 km from Harihara and approximately 295 km away from the state capital of Bangalore. Malebennur is known for its temples, especially the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple which is famous for its beautiful south Indian architecture.
Places to Stay
The nearest hotels are in Harihara and Malebennur can be visited from here. These are: Sri Vishnu Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500), Gurukripa Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500 onwards), and Rajalakhsmi Shivaji Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500).
The official language spoken here is Kannada. Alternatively, little bit of Hindi too is spoken here.
The important festivals celebrated in Malebennur are the Durgamma festival in January, Veerabhadra in August, and Diwali in November are all celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Most of the places of interest in Malebennur are historical temples and a sanctuary. The Banashankari temple (22 km), Kannyaka Temple (25 km), Maargadha Durgamma temple (15 km), and Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary (47 km) can be good places to visit in and around Malebennur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Malebennur is the Hubli Airport (155 km).
The nearest railway station to Malebennur is at Harihar which is located around 22 km away.
There are daily bus services from various cities to Malebennur including from Harihar, Davanagare, Shimoga, and Shikaripur. There are also buses from the bigger cities like Hubli and Bangalore. Bus providers like VRL travels, Ananth Travels and SRE bookings provide comfortable buses from all these places to Malebennur. When you are booking your tickets through Ticketgoose.com, look out for bus ticket coupons and save money.
A city and taluk in Dhule district of Nashik Division in Maharashtra, Shirpur is located on National Highway 3, which connects it to Mumbai. The city, which is located 50kms from Dhule, has two rivers, River Arunavati and River Tapi, flowing through it. Agriculture is the main source of income in this city. Shirpur is famous for its gold refinery, which is incidentally is the largest in Asia and the fist refinery in India.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Shaktinagar. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sudarshan and Kuber Residency that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The annual Fair held in February at the festival at the Shri Khanderao ji temple is quite popular in the region.
Marathi is the Local Language
Places to Visit
The Shri Khanderao ji temple and two Tirupati Balaji temples that replicate the Tirupati temple are located here. The man-made lake at the city’s park located near the bus stand is also one of the tourist attractions.
How to Get There
Shirpur has its own airport
The nearest Railway Station is at Bhusaval
Shaktinagar has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sai Travels, Deccan Tours And Travels, Deccan Tours & Travels and Hans Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.