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.
Parkala is a suburb of Udupi city located east of Manipal in Udupi district of Karnataka. It is located along the banks of river Swarna and is dotted with paddy fields, coconut and arecanut plantations and forests. Gatson colony the most famous colony in Udupi is located in Parkala.
Places to Stay
Good budget accommodations are available in Udipi. Some of them are Hotel Big Boss (Tariff - Rs.500), Royal International Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500), Green Park Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000)
Konkani, Tulu and Kannada are widely spoken here.
A popular market called the Santhe in local lingo is held every week.
Places to Visit
Parkala has ancient temples, a mosque, besides schools—one of them, the Basel Mission School, is more than 100 years old.
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is at Bajpe (60 kms) in Mangalore.
Parkala is connected by road and railway, the nearest railway station being the Udupi Railway Station (8 kms) on the Konkan Railway.
Parkala is connected by public and private transport to major cities in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Parkala include Sea Bird Travels SRS Travels and Neeta Travels. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.