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
Kundapur is a coastal town of Karnataka located about 37 km from Udupi. It is about 441 km from away from Bangalore and 91 km from Mangalore, and connects the important places via NH17. The town is named after the famous Kundeshwar Temple which is now a major tourist destination. A number of beaches and sacred temples that lie within the vicinity of the town are well-known places of interest.
Places to Stay
A number of good budget hotels are found in Kundapur. Some of them which are worth mentioning are Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel Shalom (Tariff – Rs.341), Jewel park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
Kannada is the official language of Kundapur town.
Some famous festivals and events celebrated in Kundapur are the car festival, Ram Navami in March, Shivarathri in February, Holi in February-March, and Dassera in October.
Places of Interest
The major tourist place in Kundapura is the Kodi Beach situated in close proximity to the town. There are a number of important pilgrimage sites such as the famous Kundeshwara Temple and the Mookambika Temple and other ancient Temples found here. The Maravanthe Beach destination and Ottinene are the prime tourist attractions that are worth visiting.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the major airport near this town situated at a distance of about 97 km.
The nearest railway station is the Kundapura Railway Station, at a distance of 6 km from the town.
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) are the major bus services available in the town. Other private bus operators that run across major cities and suburbs are SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Ganesh Travels & Tours and many more. By booking bus tickets online you will save yourself a lot of headache