Bejai is a locality in the Mangalore city in Karnataka. It falls under the Dakshin Kannad district. Some of the localities near Bejai are Kuntikan, the Kadri Hills, Kotekani, Lalbagh and Ladyhill. The weather in this locality is humid because of its close proximity to the Arabian Sea. The locality is famous for churches and convent educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Bejai has some good hotels, some of the budget-friendly hotels are Hotel Sharavu (Tariff-Rs. 500 to 1000) and Hotel Surabhi (Tariff-Rs. 500 to 1000). Hotel Usha is near Bejai (Tariff-Rs. 1000.)
Tulu, Kannada, Konkani and Beary Bashe are spoken in this region.
Popular festivals in this region are Deepawali and Christmas. They are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
Bejai is famous for its market and for its churches. The St. Francis Xavier Church is a 100 year old church which attracts tourists from all over India. The Bejai museum is also well-known among tourists and is popular for its unique architectural design.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bejai is the Bajpe airport which is 10 km away.
The closest railway station is the Mangalore station which is 3 km away. Some of the other stations that are nearby include Kankanadi (4 km) and Tokkottu (8 km away.)
Bejai has its own bus station which has buses that connects it to the other major cities in India. The best tour operator of the area is Arun Travels, Ganesh Travels and Ideal Travels. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home.
Hubli also known as Hubbali is the fastest growing city in Karnataka, after the state capital Bangalore. The Kannada word “Hubbali” when translated in English means “Flowering creeper”. Cotton and peanuts are grown in abundance here. Logistics, machine tools industries, steel, pharma, leather, tanning and rubber industries contribute majorly to Hubli’s economy. Well connected by road, rail and air, Hubli shall soon have a Monorail project in order to boost the inter-city transport. Food specialties, colleges, a fine university and tourist places make Hubli a must-visit.
Budget Hotels in Hubli
Good budget hotels exist in Hubli. There is Hotel Peacock (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Ajantha (Tariff – Upto Rs. 1000) and Hotel Ashray Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Hubli’s official language is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Marathi, Urdu and English.
Events in Hubli
The important event celebrated in Hubli is Dharwad Utsav held in November.
Places to See in Hubli
There are several tourist attractions in Hubli. These include Indira Gandhi Glass House (2.1 km), Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (2.5 km), Unkal Lake (3.4 km),Siddharoodha Math (4 km), Nrupatunga Hill (5.2 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this town is Hubli Airport, which is approximately 6.5 km away.
Well connected to several cities, Hubli Railway Station has a state-of-the art food and shopping plaza.
There are bus services to Hubli from Hyderabad, Mangalore, Gulbarga and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Kesineni Travels, SRS Travels, and VRL Travels. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.