Bidalkatte is a small hamlet based in Kundapura (in the Udupi district) in Karnataka. This village is based 35 km north of Udupi, is 15 km from Kundapura and 361 km from Bangalore city. Bidkalkatte is encircled by Udupi in the south, Hosanagara in the north, Tirthahalli in the east and the Karkal taluk in the west. Some cities near Bidkalkatte include Kota, Karkala, Udupi and Moodbidri.
Places to Stay
There are many budget-friendly hotels in Kundapura which is approximately 9 km from Bidalkatte. Some of them include Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Hariprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hiren Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Gokulprasada (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Bidalkatte is Tulu. Hindi and Kannada are also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Bidalkatte include Ugadi, Gowri Ganesha (September), Diwali (November) and Dussera (October).
Places of Interest
Some places nearby that attract tourists include Kodachaadri (11 km), Kollur (32 km), Udupi (35 km) and Agumbe (37 km.)
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport and is located at a distance of 81 km from Bidalkatte.
Kundapura is the nearest railway station and is located at a distance of 9 km from Bidalkatte.
Bidalkatte is well-connected with other cities and villages through buses. Some of the best bus operators in this region include SRS Travels and Durgamba Travels. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.
A city in Shivamogga District in central Karnataka, Shimoga (Shivamogga in Kannada), situated on the banks of the Tunga River is considered "Rice Bowl" of the State. Dotted with paddy fields, arecanut and coconut groves, Shimoga’s location makes it gateway to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats, hence the city is popularly known as "Capital of Malnad". Waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields make this city one of the most picturesque locations in the state.
Budget Hotels in Shimoga
Shimoga has a wide variety of accommodation options near the bus stand. Some of them are Royal Orchid Central (Tariif-Rs. 2,308), Surya Comforts (2kms from Bus Stand Tariff-Rs. 539) and Hotel Navaratna International (Tariif-Rs. 400).
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Events in Shimoga
Other annual religious festivals, the Marikamba festival is celebrated in Sagar every year and also the Fireflies Festival of Sacred Music.
Places to See in Shimoga
There are great many places near Ssimoga that attracts tourists. The places reasonably close to the bus stand include Shivappa Nayaka Palace (1kms), Gajanur dam (15 kms) and Koodli (15 kms) is the place where the Tungaa and Bhadraa rivers meet.
How to Get There
While Mangalore (180 km) is the nearest airport in the city, Shimoga Airport (Opening Dec 2013) is currently under construction in Sogane (6kms)
Shimoga has its own railway station.
Shimoga Bus Terminal connects the city to other neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRE Travels, Varalakshmi Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from Shimoga. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.