A panchayat town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Belthangady is a rural taluk that is largest in the area but is not very thickly populated. Covered by the forests of the Western Ghats, Belthangady is an important tourist destination in the state. Other than for the tourists’ spots, the town is also well-known for having a good number of reputed educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Belthangady has many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Aiswarya Lodge and Hotel Dwaraka offer good rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Annuals festivals like Christmas, Sankranthi and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the local language spoken here.
Places to Visit
Chandkur Temple, Kuthyaru Somanatheshwara Temple, Most Holy Redeemer's Church, Sanyasikatte Shree Parashurama Temple, Shree Mahadevi Marigudi, Shree Anantheshwa temple and Shree Odilu Mahalingeshwara Temple are located with 1-2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (63kms)
Belthangadyhas its own railway station.
BelthangadyBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Ideal Travels and Durgamba Motors that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Get the best bus ticket booking offer on Ticketgoose.com.
Bagalkot, also known as Bagalkote, is a small town in the South Indian state of Karnataka and also happens to be the headquarters of the Bagalkot district. Legend has it that the Lankan king Ravana gifted the town to a band of musicians called Bajantries. Formerly, the town was called Bagadige.
Budget Hotels in Bagalkot
There are a lot of good lodging facilities available in the town. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Shiva Sangam Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Homestay Inn and Guesthouse (Tariff – Rs. 700), Akshaya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Divyadarshini Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of Bagalkot is Kannada.
Events in Bagalkot
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places to See in Bagalkot
Bagalkot itself may not have great places of tourist interest. However, the neighbouring town of Badami (41 km away) is rich and abundant with a lot of historic sites and structures. Some of the places which are worth visiting are the Badami Fort, the Mallikarjuna group of temples, the Bhuthanatha temple complex, the Agastya Lake and others.
How to Get There
Belgaum Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 133 km.
The Bagalkot Railway Station is a pretty big railway station and is located in the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, among whom SRS Travels is one. Make use of the bus ticket coupon when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.