Bagalkot, also known as Bagalkote, is a small town in the South Indian state of Karnataka and also happens to be the headquarters of the Bagalkot district. Legend has it that the Lankan king Ravana gifted the town to a band of musicians called Bajantries. Formerly, the town was called Bagadige.
Budget Hotels in Bagalkot
There are a lot of good lodging facilities available in the town. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Shiva Sangam Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Homestay Inn and Guesthouse (Tariff – Rs. 700), Akshaya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Divyadarshini Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of Bagalkot is Kannada.
Events in Bagalkot
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places to See in Bagalkot
Bagalkot itself may not have great places of tourist interest. However, the neighbouring town of Badami (41 km away) is rich and abundant with a lot of historic sites and structures. Some of the places which are worth visiting are the Badami Fort, the Mallikarjuna group of temples, the Bhuthanatha temple complex, the Agastya Lake and others.
How to Get There
Belgaum Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 133 km.
The Bagalkot Railway Station is a pretty big railway station and is located in the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, among whom SRS Travels is one. Make use of the bus ticket coupon when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.
Amingad is a village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in the Bagalkot district. The district in itself is not very far from Maharashtra. Karadantu is the famous sweet of this area which is uniquely made with edible gum, dry fruits and sugar or sometimes jaggery. The village has a small population of 13,593.
Places to Stay
For lodging options, one will have to travel to the district headquarters of Bagalkot at a distance of 42 km and try out these budget options – Hotel Mookambika Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 300), KSTDC Mayura Chalukya (Tariff – Rs. 400) and Hotel Anand Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 200).
The official language of the area is Kannada. Being close to Maharashtra, Marathi is also spoken and understood.
The major events of the village are Holi, Vishu, Ganesh Chathurthi and Diwali.
Places of Interest
The village has a couple of tourist attractions, among which the most notable ones are Banashankari Devi Temple, Sanagmeshwara Temple and Hanuman Temple. One can also head to Aihole (9 km) and Pattdakkal (21 km) for a visit.
How to Get There
The closest airport is the Hubli Airport at a distance of 135 km from the village.
Hubli Railway Junction at a distance of 130 km is the major railway station in the area.
Mostly state-run buses cater to the needs of travelers in the village. Among the private operators who are active in the area are Sea Bird Travels, SRS Travels and Varalakshmi Travels. Opt for online bus reservation through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from the confines of your home.