Haliyal is located in the Belgaum division of north Karnataka and is 470 km from Bangalore. Belgaum, Dharwad, Hubli, and Shiggaon are nearby. Haliyal itself contains roughly 157 villages. The total population of Haliyal was 65% in the year 2001 and the literacy rate was 68%. The people of Haliyal cultivate rice, sugarcane, millet and cotton. Fishing is also a popular occupation.
Places to Stay
The nearest hotels are in Hubli (50 Km away) these include Hotel Mahima (tariff Rs. 1,000), Hotel Chalukya (tariff Rs. 700), Hotel Naveen (tariff Rs. 2,000). Hotels in Dharwad (35 km away) is Hotel Manorama (tariff Rs. 1,000)
The languages spoken in Haliyal are Kannada, Marathi, Konkani, Hindi and English.
The festivals that are celebrated here are Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Karavali Utsav, Id-ul-Fitar and Id-ul-Adha (Bakri-Id) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Haliyal’s tourist places include a combination of temples, gardens and forts. The Haliyal Fort, the Lord Ganesh Temple, the Port garden, the Deer Park and the Mallikarjuna Temple are some popular tourist spots. Places nearby that are also frequented by tourists are Nersa (65 km), Hubli (45 km) and Dandeli (25 km.)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Hubli airport which is at a distance of 39 km from Haliyal. Domestic flights to major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Bangalore are available here.
Alnavar and Tavargatti are the nearest railway stations, the closest major railway station is in Dharwad which is 32 km from Haliyal. The Amravathi Express (18047), the Chennai-Hubli Express (17313), the Karnataka Sampark Kranti (12629) and the Yeshwantpur-Ahmedabad Express (19405) are some of the trains that can be caught from here.
Dandeli and Alnavar are the two main bus stations from where private bus services can be availed. Bus operators such as VRL Travels and SRS Travels have routes between Bangalore and Haliyal as well as to other cities. Book bus tickets online from the confines of your home or office without any hassle.