Bandala is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Hubli at a distance of 129 km north-east. Gokarna, a famous little town on the coast, is at a distance of 55 km north-west. The Kali River Basin Forests is located north of the village at a distance of 143 km north.
Places to Stay
The nearest major and the best possible place available in order to put up for the night is Hubli. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Trupti International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Naveen Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Akshay Basant Residency 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 is rich and abundant in terms of its landscape. The Arabian Sea coast of Gokarna nearby along with the estuary is a treat to watch and spend time with family and friends. Some of the other places which are worth a visit in and around Gokarna are Gokarna Beach, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Maha Ganapathi Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Venkataramana Temple, Kotitheertha tank and others.
How to Get There
Hubli Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 132 km.
The Margao Railway Station is located around 164 km away.
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. Buses to the village are available from Hubli, Gokarna as well as Udupi. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.