A panchayat town and taluka in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka,Bilagi (Bilgi) is an agricultural place. The townsfolk thrive on sugarcane cultivation. While the town is only about 19kms from Bagalkote , the district headquarters, the distance by road will be about 30kms. Bilagi is well-known in the region for the ‘Arettina Bavi’ (a Six-bullock well) that is located here. The well is believed to have been built in 1708 CE.
Places to Stay
Bilagihas a good number of hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Hotel Hanuman and Hotel Sai Sangam offer rooms from Rs.400 onwards.
Moharam is celebrated in a big way in this town.
Kannada is the local language spoken here.
Places to Visit
Being a small town the only place of interest is the ‘Arettina Bavi’ (2kms). The well is said to have a shrine inside it.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sambre Airport, Belgaum (134kms).
The nearest railway station is at Bagalkot (23kms).
Bilagi Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like VRL travels and SRS Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues
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.