Kargal is a town in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. It is located 5 km from Jog Falls and 30 km from Sagara. It lies on the bank of river Sharavathi. Kargal town became famous after the construction of the Linganamakki Dam during 1964. The Dam is located at a distance of 5 km from Kargal.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kargal. Some of them are Sharavati Tourist home, Tunga Tourist home, Inspection Bungalow and Hotel Shagun.
The official language of Kargal is Kannada.
The important festival of Kargal is the Ganesh festival. A black marble idol of Ganesha is worshipped every year at Sirsi near Jog Falls.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kargal. Some of them include the Chowdeswari temple which is dedicated to the goddess Chowdeswari. The Jog Falls are a wonderful sight for any tourist. The Linganamakki Dam is one of the major dams of Karnataka and is close enough for a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kargal is the Mangalore airport. It is located about 385 kms away from the town.
Kargal is well connected with Coimbatore Jn Rail Way Station. There are express trains from Kargal to Mangalore.
There are daily bus services to Shimoga and Mangalore. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best portals from where you can book bus online.