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
Situated on the banks of the River Nethravathi, Dharmasthala is a temple town of Karnataka. The place is famous for its temple by the same name. Apart from the Dharmasthala Temple, Lord Manjunatha Temple, Manjusha Museum, Bahubali, Netravathi River Barrage, Shri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi and Badinede Betta are some of the major attractions in and around the town. The festival of Lakshadeepa held in November attracts a lot of devotees from all across the country. The capital city of Hyderabad is 854 km away from here.
Budget Hotels in Dharmasthala
Hotel Nethravathi Lodge Rajathadri Guest House, Saketha Guest House, Kamath Resort where you can enjoy ultimate hospitality coupled with fine cuisine.
Kannada is the official language of this area.
Events in Dharmasthala
Annual Jathre held in April and Deepotsava celebrated in November are the important festivals of Dharmasthala. Common festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Navratri (October) and Diwali (November) are also celebrated with great festivity.
Places to See in Dharmasthala
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped as Ammanavaru, Chandranath and Chandranath. The festival of “Dharma Daivas” was celebrated in April 2013. Chaitra Masa, Ashwayuja Masa and Karthika Masa are the other festivals that will be celebrated in the month of November, 2013.Shri Kshetra Manjunath Temple: This temple which is a kilometer from the Dharmasthala Bus stand is another important temple of the village.Manjusha Museum: The Dharmasthala Bus Stand is a kilometer from this museum which houses rare collection of scripts, religious instruments and objects like silver jewellery, bells.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport connecting Dharmasthala to important cities across India.
The Mangalore Railway Station is the closest railway junction to Dharmasthala.
Both state buses and private buses offer services in this region. Top private operators like SRS Travels and VRL Travels cater to this area. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.