The coastal town of Bhatkal in Karnataka has endless attractions to offer its tourists from beaches to hill stations and waterfalls. Its capital city, Bangalore, is based at a distance of 491 km from here. Murdeshwara Temple, Kannigundi falls, Kadvinkattu dam, Jali beach, Bandar beach, Gandhi falls and Marukere Hill Station are some of the major attractions in and around the town. Do the miss the mouth-watering Bhatkali Biriyani when you are visiting this town.
Budget Hotels in Bhatkal
Hotel Kwality is one of the most convenient places to stay in Bhatkal. The other popular lodges are Kola Paradise followed by Central Lodge.
Kannada is the official language of this area.
Events in Bhatkal
Some of the important festivals of Bhatkal are Pongal (January), Ganesh Chaturthi (August) and Diwali (November).
Places to See in Bhatkal
Bhatkal is popular for its Vijayanagar carvings. The beautifully built mosques are Sultani Masjid Mosque followed by the Noor Masjid and the famous Khalifa Masjid. Besides the holy places this town is also well known for its educational institutions like Anjuma Hami-e-Muslimeen. It was founded in 1919. The most popular temple is the Kethapayya Narayan temple. This temple is known for its cultural significance.
How to Get There
The Mangalore International airport is located very close to it. One can select any flight that takes off to various destinations from here.
The railway station that is nearest is the Bhatkal station. There are trains that run to Mangalore as well as Mumbai.
There are numerous buses that ply to and fro from here. They lie on the National Highway 17. The people have the option to choose from luxury to sleeper buses. The payment can be made either through the ATMs or through the bank account. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.
A city in Karnataka, Sagara is located near the Western Ghats range. The city is well-known for its proximity to Jog Falls. Historical places of Ikkeri and Keladi are located near this Sagara. The starting point of thee river Varada, Varadamoola is located near Sagara. The city is one of the main taluk headquarters in the state and is also one of the fastest growing cities in Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Sagara. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Varadhashree and Haalkere Homes that offers rooms from Rs.1000 onwards
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Diwali, Christmas, Ramzan and Dussehra are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Sri Chowdeshwari temple and Durgamba Temple near the bus stand, Jog falls (30kms), Keladi (7kms), Kalase (8kms) Ikkeri (6kms) and Varadahalli (6kms) are some of the places to visit in this city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli
Sagara has its own railway station
Sagara bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Shreekumar Travels, Seabird Tourists and Sugama Tourists run regular buses to and from the city. Plan your vacation in advance and book online to get discounts on bus tickets.