A panchayat town located in the Shimoga District of of Karnataka, Thirthahalli lies on the bank of the river Tunga. Located amidst the dense deciduous forests of Western Ghats, the town lies on National Highway NH-13 (Thirthahalli road), which provides access to other cities. Legend has it that Sage Parusharama visited the Tunga here, hence Rama Mantapa in Thirthahalli is regarded a holy place where taking a dip will wash away one’s sins. The town is connected to Kuruvalli via the Tunga Bridge.
Places to Stay
Being a highly revered pilgrimage centre, Thirthahalli offers travellers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Places like Hotel Dwaraka and Hotel Mayura near the bus stand offer accommodations from Rs.700 onwards.
The annual five-day festival, Yellu Amavasya Jatre is popular in this town. During the Utsava Moorthi, the main idol of Lord Sri Rameshwara is taken to the river to be consecrated. In the month of December all idols of gods from all the neighbouring regions are gathered together on the banks of River Tunga near Malur
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Sri Rameshwara Temple is in the middle of town. Other places to visit in the neighbouring regions are Ambuthirtha, where the river Sharavathi forms a water falls,, Kavishaila at Kuppalli (18kms) and Kundadri Jain Temple and the Kundadri hills (30kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (140 km).
The nearest railway station is Shimoga (55 km).
Thirthahalli bus stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRS Travels and Sri Durgamba Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Check out for bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com.
Davanagere also spelt as Davangere is the sixth largest city in Karnataka. Popularly known as the ‘Heart of Karnataka’, the place has several tourist attractions such as temples, cuisine specialties, schools and colleges, commerce and sports. Since it has several cotton, sugar and textile mills, Davanagere is also known as the ‘Manchester of Karnataka’. Plenty of stadiums, cricket and football clubs are found here. Rail and road are the best travel options to reach Davanagere.
Budget Hotels in Davangere
There are good budget hotels in Davanagere. Some of them are Pooja International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 to Rs. 1500), Sai International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750 to Rs. 3000), Hotel Shankar Comforts (Tariff – Rs. 650 to Rs. 950), and Shanthi Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000).
The official language of Davanagere is Kannada. The other language spoken here is English.
Events in Davangere
The important event of Davanagere is Durgambika Devi Jatre celebrated in March-April.
Places to See in Davangere
There are several places of tourist attractions in Davanagere. Some of the places include Forest College Museum (3.5 km), Bathi Gudda (4 km), Kondajji (12 km) and Marudamalai Temple (12 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is Hubli Airport which is approximately 143 km away.
Davanagere Railway station is the nearest station in the city which connects it to major cities.
Travellers can use bus services to Davanagere from Mangalore, Surat, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include SRS Travels Bangalore and VRL Travels. You can get discount coupons for bus booking if you plan to book your bus tickets at least a fortnight prior to your journey.