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.
Panambur is a town situated in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. Panambur comes from 'Panam' which denotes ‘money’ and 'Ur' which denotes a ‘place’ in Tulu. Home to numerous industries, Panambur has the Gurupur River running to its south. The region is known for a beautiful beach at Tanniru Bhavi. Panambur witnesses high rainfall due to its proximity to the sea.
Places to Stay
Panambur has good accommodation options. Some of the hotels in Panambur are Hotel Hindustan (Tariff – Rs 900) and Saptagiri Hotel (Tariff – Rs 500) among others.
The official language of Panambur is Kannada. The other languages spoken in Panambur include English and Hindi.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some popular tourist spots in and around Panambur are Nandaneshwara Temple, Panambur Beach, Mangalore (14 km from Panambur) among numerous others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Panambur is Mangalore Airport, which is 14 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Panambur is the Surathkal junction.
Panambur has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Belgaum, Bangalore and other cities across Karnataka. Other than state run buses, private operators such as Ganesh Tourists and Ideal Travels also ply this route. Ticketgoose.com’s bus booking online service is the best way to buy your bus tickets.