A small town between Sagar and Thirthahalli, Ripponpete is situated 39 km from Shimoga district in Karnataka. Its capital city Bangalore is about 317 km away. Kenchanala situated 4.7 km away, Arasalu (6.3 km) and Talale (6.5 km) are the nearby towns.
Places to Stay
Ripponpete being a small town has very few hotel options, but there are a couple of home stays available. Shimoga has plenty of budget hotels like Hotel Navaratna (Tariff – Rs. 550 onwards), Hombuja Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Jewel Rock Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards) and Surya Comforts Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
Kannada is the official language spoken in Ripponpete. English is another language spoken in the area.
There are numerous festivals celebrated in Ripponpete like Makar Sankranti in January, Dasera in September/October and Deepavali in October/November.
Places of Interest
Shimoga with its numerous palaces, waterfalls, temples and dams attract a huge number of tourists. Other places of interest nearby include Sagar (35 km), Thirthahalli (43 km), Kollur (88 km) and Davangere (109 km).
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport, which is 164 km away.
Ripponpete’s nearest railway station is in Shimoga.
Buses are available from some of the major cities like Bangalore, Sagar, Tirthahalli and Shimoga. One of the best bus operators that offer good experience to passengers is Durgamba Motors. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.