In the state of Karnataka, Basavana Bagewadi is a panchayat town and taluka in the Bijapur district. The town is peppered with temples of wonderful architecture and is also the birthplace of Saint Basaveshwara. A visit to this town transports tourists back in time as one gets an insight into ancient India.
Places to Stay
Basavana Bagewadi is a small town and there may not be hotels there but one can find lodges and dharamshalas. Around 43 km away is Bijapur and there are hotels there like Madhuvan International (Tariff – Rs. 950 to 1,200), Shashinag Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650 to 1,500) and KSTDC Mayura Adil Shahi (Tariff – Rs. 430 to 657).
Kannada is the official language of the region.
Gowri Hubba is a festival celebrated a day before Ganesh Chaturthi is very popular amongst locals and Basava Jayanti is given a lot of significance in the region.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in and around Basavana Bagewadi; 37 km away is the Almatti Dam. 51 km away is Kudalasangama, an important centre of the Lingayat Faith. The drive through the town and places around the same are enveloped by scenic surroundings, as Basava Bagewadi is 1,847m above sea level and one witnesses panoramic views.
How to Get There
Sholapur airport is around 120 km away and Belgaum airport is 210 km away.
There are no railway stations in a 10 km radius and Bijapur railway station is nearest. One can always check IRCTC for the same.
State transport like KSRTC and many private companies provide services for passengers and pilgrims. Opt for a Volvo bus booking through Ticketgoose.com and have a comfortable journey