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.
A small town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh,Palamaner or Palamaneru is located on the National Highway 4 which connects Bangalore and Chennai. The town is surrounded by valleys, hills, waterfalls and forests.The forests in this town have been declared an elephant sanctuary (Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary). An important educational centre, the town is also well-known for its dairy and poultry farming andterracotta art pottery.
Places to Stay
There are not many of hotels in Palamaner. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Nandi in Chittoor that offers room from Rs.500 onwards.
Sankranth,Ugadi Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit near the bus stand includes the Kaigal Water Falls (20kms), KalyanaRevu lake (7kms), KonetiRayalaSwamy Temple (8kms) and VaradarajaSwamy Temple in Kurmai(4 kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tirupati(112kms)
The nearest railway station is at Gudiyattam (39kms)
PalamanerBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Diwakar Travels and Kesineni Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Travellers prefer to opt for online booking of bus tickets as they can comfortably get their tickets from the confines of their homes or offices.