Gaddanakeri is a small town that is located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. It is situated close to the river Ghattaprabha. It is popular for its silk and handloom industries. Limestone and brick industries are also present in this area. It has an important junction that connects highways, this junction is known as the Gaddanakeri Cross.
Places to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels in Gaddanakeri which include Hotel Pushpak Palace Lodge (Tariff- Rs. 400) and Hotel Veerabhadreshwar (Tariff on contact) that provide accommodation to visitors.
The official language spoken here is Kannada. Marathi is also spoken here.
The Holi habba is very popular in Gaddanakeri. It is also known as Rang Panchmi in some parts of the country. Other festivals that are very popular here are Diwali and Dusshera.
Places of Interest
The Quary Hanuman Temple is an important tourist attraction here along with the Badami Cave temple, the Jain Temple and Archaeological Museum. These are some places near Gaddanakeri that are very popular among tourists.
How to Get there
The airport closest to Gaddanakeri is the Hubli airport (125 km.)
Gaddanakeri does not have a railway station of its own and the junction closest to it is Bagalkot (14km.)
There are regular bus services to Bagalkot and this is the bus station that is closest to Gaddanakeri. Operators like Ganesh Tours & Travels, SRS Travels and VRL Travels provide their services here. These buses also ply to Hubli, Udupi and Bangalore (among other places.) These days bus ticket booking online has become a popular way of booking bus tickets to various tourist destinations. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.