Places in Central Karnataka
This busy regional centre is the transport hub for Hampi; some travellers find themselves a little overwhelmed by the chaos upon exiting, tired and sore, their night bus from Goa. The Muslim festival of Muharram brings things to life in this otherwise dull transit town; otherwise, with Hampi barely 30 minutes away, there’s really no reason to linger here.
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