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
Udupi, a coastal city in Mangalore, Karnataka, has a lot of tourist attractions that draw visitors from all across. The famous St. Mary’s Island which can only be reached by a ferry from Malpe is a perfect picnic spot where you can unwind. This city is also a pilgrimage center. Devotees flock to the famous Krishna Temple located here. Legends say that the name Udupi, comes from udu, which mean stars and pa, meaning Lord. Udupi is known for its Mangalorean Cuisine and rich culture. Folk art like the Yakshagana and Huli Vesha are famous in this region.
Budget Hotels in Udupi
There are many budget hotels for tourists in this city. Some of these hotels are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Sai Residency (Tariff – Rs.664) and Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs.424).
The languages spoken in Udupi are Tulu, Konkani, Beary Bashe and Kannada.
Events in Udupi
There are many important festivals celebrated in Udupi such as Paryaya and Makar Sankranti in January, Krishna Janmashtami in August, Navratri in September-October, Vijaya Dashami in October, Diwali during October-November and Christmas in December.
Places to See in Udupi
Some of the popular places of interest in Udupi include Manipal (6 km), Anantheshwara, a kilometer away, Sri Krishna Temple (950-m), Karkala (37 km), Udyavara River (7 km), Pithrody Udyavar Beach (13 km), Malpe Beach (8 km) and Malpe Port (7 km) away.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport, which is 63 km away from Udupi.
The Udupi Railway Station is only 5 km away from the main city center.
Udupi is frequented by buses from both Mangalore and Bangalore, bringing tourists and pilgrims. Private bus operators such as Ganesh Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Paulo Travels, Sri Durgamba Travels, Canara Pinto Travels, Sea Bird Travels and Kamat Travels run Volvo A/C buses daily from Bangalore, Mangalore, Hospet, Gulbarga, Mumbai and Hyderabad to Udupi. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.