Padapanambur is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is located very close to the Arabian Sea coast with a lot of rivers and also an estuary nearby. The major closest urban agglomerations are Udupi and Mangalore at the distances of 35 km north and 26 km south respectively. There are beautiful water bodies and temples that are worth visiting around this place.
Places to Stay
The nearest possible urban centre available for lodging is Mangalore. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Srinivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kumar's International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Mangalore International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Bisu in April, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town does not have any particular place of tourist attraction apart from the Arabian Sea coast and River Shambavi-Pavanje Estuary at a distance of 15 km by road. Virtually anywhere you ride on to towards the Arabian Sea coast is picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are in Mangalore, the prime example being Panambur Beach. Some of the other places which are worth a visit are Kadri Manjunath Temple, Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Chapel and others.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 26 km.
The Mangalore Junction Railway Station is located around 32 km away and is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town is located strategically close to the picturesque Arabian Sea coast. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Buses to the area are available from Mangalore. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.
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.