Banas is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The major nearby agglomeration is Sirsi (27 km away). The coast of Arabian Sea is just 39 km away (almost an hour’s drive away). A little north-west to the village is the Kali River Basin Forest (adjacent to Goa) at a distance of 97 km.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Hubli city (127 km away). Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Naveen Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Akshay Basant Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Trupti International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada. Konkani is also spoken due to the area’s proximity with Goa.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village does not have much to offer in terms of tourism. A drive to the coast nearby and every place is a tourist destination. Some of the places which are worth a visit in nearby Hubli are Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Anshi National Park (120km away from Hubli), Nrupatunga Betta and others.
How to Get There
Hubli Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 135 km.
The Hubli Junction Railway Station located around 130 km away is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct 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. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.