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.
Hubli also known as Hubbali is the fastest growing city in Karnataka, after the state capital Bangalore. The Kannada word “Hubbali” when translated in English means “Flowering creeper”. Cotton and peanuts are grown in abundance here. Logistics, machine tools industries, steel, pharma, leather, tanning and rubber industries contribute majorly to Hubli’s economy. Well connected by road, rail and air, Hubli shall soon have a Monorail project in order to boost the inter-city transport. Food specialties, colleges, a fine university and tourist places make Hubli a must-visit.
Budget Hotels in Hubli
Good budget hotels exist in Hubli. There is Hotel Peacock (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Ajantha (Tariff – Upto Rs. 1000) and Hotel Ashray Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Hubli’s official language is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Marathi, Urdu and English.
Events in Hubli
The important event celebrated in Hubli is Dharwad Utsav held in November.
Places to See in Hubli
There are several tourist attractions in Hubli. These include Indira Gandhi Glass House (2.1 km), Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (2.5 km), Unkal Lake (3.4 km),Siddharoodha Math (4 km), Nrupatunga Hill (5.2 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this town is Hubli Airport, which is approximately 6.5 km away.
Well connected to several cities, Hubli Railway Station has a state-of-the art food and shopping plaza.
There are bus services to Hubli from Hyderabad, Mangalore, Gulbarga and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Kesineni Travels, SRS Travels, and VRL Travels. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.