Anchatgeri is a village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated in the Dharwad district which is about 21 km away the district headquarters.
Places to Stay
There are a number of good budget hotels available in Hubli (7 km away from Anchatgeri.) Hotel Dhammanagi Comforts (Tariff – Rs.500), Revankar Comforts (Tariff – Rs.500), Ananth Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) are some of them.
The official language of Anchatgeri is Kannada.
Ganesh Chaturti is a major festival here. It is celebrated every year in October with great fervour.
Places of Interest
Hubli is the closest town that attracts several tourists. The Chandramouleshwara temple, a Shivs temple that is renowned for its architecture, the Nrupatunga Hill and Unkal lake are popular tourist destinations. Dandeli, which is located 50 km away, is also frequented by tourists. The Dandeli Wildlife anctuary, the Anashi National Park and the Virnoli rapids which are from the river Kali are frequently visited sites.
How to Get There
The Hubli airport is the closest to Anchatgeri village, it is located 8km away.
The Hubli Junction which is 7 km away, is the nearest major railway station that connects Anchatgeri to larger cities.
Hubli is also well connected by road. A number of travel operatrors like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels and Riya Travels run daily services from Hubli bus stand. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.
Padubidri or Padubidre is a small town in the coastal district of Udupi in the state of Karnataka. It is on the way from Udupi to Mangalore route. National Highway 17 (now NH 66) passes through Padubidri. Padubidri is surrounded by Yermal in the north, Hejamady in the south, Nandikur (Nandikoor) in the east and the Arabian sea on the west. Mangalore and Udupi are the nearby cities.
Places to Stay
Some of the good budget hotels in Padubidri are Hotel Amar Comforts (Tariff- Rs 400), Sri Devi Hotel (Tariff- Rs 500) and SG Lake Resort (Tariff- Rs 600)
Tulu language is widely spoken in Padubidri followed by Kannada, Konkani, Beary and Urdu.
Padubidri is famous for the ritual Dakkebali, at Brahmasthana which is held every two years. This ritual is held in odd series of years 2005, 2007 and so on. Another famous festival in Padubidri is the annual car festival held in April at Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple.
Places to visit
Padubidri's main attractions are its famous temples and the beach. Places to see include Padubidri End Point (30 kms), Padubidri Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi Temple (12.4 kms), Padubidri beach (1.6mks) and Padubidri Power plant (6 kms).
How to Get There
Closest airport is the Mangalore airport (23.5 kms) serving both domestic and International destinations.
The nearest railway station is the Padubidri (8.5 kms from the bus stand).
All buses from Mangalore to Udupi Travel en route to Padubidri. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Anand Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels, SRS Travels, Ganesh Tourists and VRL Travels. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.