Athani, a town in Karnataka’s Belgaum district, is well connected by numerous routes such as State Highways 12, 31 and 72, which converge at this town. The lush green fields in this area make a great spot for picnics along the banks of River Krishna. Some of the nearby cities include Rabkavi Banhatti, Terdal, Mudhol and Mahalingpur.
Places to Stay
There are no budget hotel accommodations available in Athani. Bijapur, which is 73 km away from this town, has good budget hotels like Hotel Ashoka Bijapur (Tariff – Rs.916), Hotel Pearl (Tariff – Rs.853) and Golden Deluxe Lodge (Tariff – Rs.472).
The official language spoken by the people in Athani is Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated in Athani are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesha Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are no sightseeing areas in Athani. Some of the tourist attractions in nearby areas are Jambagi (15 km), Chamakeri (15 km), Kodaganoor (14 km), Darur (13 km) and Ugar Khurd, 30 km away from Athani.
How to Get There
The closest airport, Kolhapur Airport is 101 km away from Athani.
There is no railway station in Athani. The nearest railway station is located in Ugar Khurd, which is 29 km away from Athani.
There are many state-run and private buses that frequent the roads leading to Athani. There are many private bus operators such as Sea Bird Travels, SRS Travels, SRE Travels, Arrow Travels and VRL Travels that run daily Volvo A/C buses from Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune to Athani. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.