Batala is a town in the Western Indian state of Punjab. Located in Gurdaspur district, it is a holy place for Sikhs and Hindus alike. Batala is also an industrial centre with many cotton ginning, rice milling and weaving business being quite popular here.
Places to Stay
Sunny Hotel and Restaurant (Tariff – Rs. 500) is a good budget option. In nearby Gurdaspur 30km away is the RK Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) which also makes for a comfortable stay.
The official language of Batala is Punjabi.
Baisakhi, the harvest festival is celebrated annually in the month of April. Lohri (January) and Holi (March) are other popular festivals.
Places of Interest
Jal Mahal, a palace that’s close to 200 years old, is a popular park in the town. Achleshwar Dham and Kali Dwara Dham are both revered holy spots that see throngs of devotees through the year.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Batala is the Amritsar airport, located only 40 km away.
Batala Railway Station is located in the heart of town, but Amritsar Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station and is 38 km away. This station connects Batala to major cities in the state and across the region like Batinda, Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow and Howrah.
Punjab Roadways and private operators like Sahni Bus Services and Satguru Travels offer reliable services from Batala and Gurdaspur. Utilise the discounts and offers when you are booking a bus ticket online.
Belgaum happens to be the fourth largest city in Karnataka. It is referred to as the ‘Sugar Bowl of Karnataka’ for the massive sugar cultivation done here. It is also known as the ‘Bread Basket / Rice Bowl’ of Karnataka for the vast production of fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, fish, mining and wood. As one of the major textile centers with over 50,000 power looms, Belgaum is popular for Belgaum saris and Khadi-based products. Automotive manufacturing and professional based educational institutions make Belgaum a trading and knowledge-based city.
Budget Hotels in Belgaum
There are good budget hotels in Belgaum. Some of them are Anupam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Ramdev International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), and Keerthi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Belgaum is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Marathi and English.
Events in Belgaum
The important event of Belgaum is Ganesh Chaturthi held in August/September.
Places to See in Belgaum
There are several places of tourist attraction in Belgaum. Some of the places include Sule Bhavi Temple (5 km), Shree Revan Siddeshwar Temple (7 km), Jamboti (25 km), and Vajrapoha Falls (26 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is the Belgaum Airport located in Sambra which is approximately 10 km away.
Belgaum railway station is approximately 6 km away from the city itself.
Travellers can reach Belgaum from places such as Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Mysore, Baroda, Manipal and Bidar to name a few. Tourists and commuters have a wide choice of bus operators, including companies like VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Ganesh Travels & Tours. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.