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.
Bijapur is an ancient historical and cultural city that was established in 11th century during the Chalukya dynasty. It is 530 km away from Bangalore and nearby Belgaum. Known for its medieval monuments of Islamic architecture, Bijapur has the second largest dome in the world, the “Gol Gumbaz” and the first mosque in India, the “Jamai Masjid”. Historical mosques, palaces, canons, tombs, and dams here draw a large number of tourists to Bijapur every year. The city is well connected by rail and road.
Budget Hotels in Bijapur
Bijapur has a sizeable number of budget hotels. Some of them are Madhuvan International (Tariff-Rs. 950), Kanishka International Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500), and Shashinag Residency Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 650).
The official language of Bijapur is Kannada. English is the alternate language used.
Events in Bijapur
Navaraspur Music Festival is an annual classical music concert held in January and February every year. A fair organized by Shri Siddheshwar temple during Makar Sankranti is also a popular event here.
Places to See in Bijapur
Swami Narayan temple, Ram Bagh temple, Basanta Vana, Malik-e-Maidan, Almatti Dam, Ibrahim Rouza, and Mehtar Mahal are key tourist landmarks in Bijapur.
How to Get There
Bijapur does not have an airport of its own. The nearest domestic airport to Bijapur is in Belgaum (205 km).
A couple of trains pass through and stop by at Bijapur.
Bangalore is approximately 682 km away from Bijapur. Around six operators offer bus services from Bangalore to Bijapur on a daily basis. Some of them are SRS Travels Bangalore and VRL Travels. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India