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.
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.