Masthikatte is a small village in the Shimoga District of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is part of the Bangalore Division and is situated 342 km away from state capital Bangalore. Masthikatte literally means a place where sati – a Hindu religion ritual was practiced. Some of the neighbouring cities to Masthikatte are Sagar, Shikapur, Shimoga and Kota.
Places to Stay
Some of the best accommodation facilities near Masthikatte are Hotel Varadashree (Tariff Rs. 1500 onwards), Jewel Rock Hotel (Tariff Rs. 800 onwards) and Madhura Residency Hotel (Tariff Rs. 1000 onwards).
Kannada, Urdu, Hindi and English are some of the languages spoken here.
Deepawali, Ganesh Chaturthi and Mahashivratri are some of the festivals celebrated in Masthikatte.
Places of Interest
Varahi Backwaters (located 3 km away from Masthikatte), Kunchikal Falls (located 5 km away from Masthikatte), Chandikamba Temple and Hulikal (situated 5 m away from Masthikatte) are some places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Masthikatte is the Bajpe Airport which is 121 km away from the village.
Some of the nearest railway stations to Mashtikatte are Shimoga Town Railway Station and Sagar Jambagaru Railway Station. The major railway station closest to Mashtikatte is the Mangalore Railway Station. It is 134 km away from the village.
There are many buses connecting to neighbouring cities like Shimoga, Sagar and Kundapura. Private operators such as SRS Travels provide bus services frequently to Masthikatte from places like Bangalore and Mumbai. Utilise the discounts and offers when you are booking a bus ticket online.
Ranebennuru is the largest city and only city Municipal Corporation in Haveri district in Karnataka. It is situated 300 kms northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Popularly known as the "Gateway to North Karnataka", the city's name is derived from the term Rani-bennuru, literally meaning queen's resting place.One of Karnataka's most important rivers, the Tungabhadra flows along the southern border of Ranebennur taluk. Ranebennur is home to a rich commodity market.
Places to Stay
Hotel Suraj (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000), Hotel Sri Ananta (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000), Rammanna Kuteer Hotel (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000) and Hotel Udipi (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000) are some of the good budget hotels in Ranebennur.
Kanada is the official language in Ranebennur.
Place to Visit
Ranebennur Wildlife Sanctuary (8 kms), Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary 12kms), Hazarat Jamalshawali dargah at Durga circle, Sayed Sadatsha Wali dargah, and Aduvi Hanumappa temple (5 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli, 108 kms from Ranebennur. The nearest international airport is 300 kms away, in Bengaluru.
Hubli Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (107 kms) to Ranebennur.
Being on National Highway NH4, the city enjoys good bus service. Most buses traveling between North Karnataka and South Karnataka go via Ranebennur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Ranebennur include VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Raj Tour and Travel-Wrdha Express. Get discount on bus ticket booking by logging on to TicketGoose.com.