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.
Kaup or Kapu, a small coastal town in Karnataka’s Udupi district, is famous for its Kaup Beach, lighthouse, a fort built by Tippu Sultan and three temples dedicated to Mariamma. This region is a perfect getaway with a shack and bar on the beach. A visit to Mangalore is incomplete without a visit to Kaup. A few of the nearby cities include Udupi, Karkala, Kota and Mudbidri.
Places to Stay
Kaup provides both luxurious and budget hotels for travellers visiting this region. Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Hotel Pancharatna Paradise (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel karthik (Tariff – Rs.491) and Varsha Guest House (Tariff – Rs.449).
The languages spoken in Kaup are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada and Beary Bashe.
The important festivals in Kaup are Samudra Mathana in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March- April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kaup is famous for its tourist attractions in and around the town. These places include Kaup Beach, a kilometer away, Polipu Beach (800 m), Pithrody Udyavar Beach (9 km), Udupi (14 km), Malpe Beach (18 km), Pilarkhana Forest (14 km), Manipal (19 km) and Karkala (35 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is 44 km away from Kaup, which is located in Mangalore.
There is no railway station in Kaup. Padubidri Railway Station, which is 7 km away, is the nearest railway station from Kaup.
The town of Kaup is connected through a wide network of buses from various parts of Mangalore, Bangalore and nearby cities as well as other states. Private bus operators such as Sri Durgamba Travels, Sea Bird Tourists, SRS Travels and Pragathi Tourist Corporation run Volvo A/C buses to this town. TicketGoose.com offers discount coupons for bus booking to all its customers.