Katar is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated in the midst of the picturesque Kali River Basin Forests. The Arabian Sea coast is located nearby at a distance of 34 km. The major nearby urban agglomerations are the cities of Hubli and Udupi at the distances of 140 km east and 249 km south respectively.
Places to Stay
The best place for lodging in the entire area is Hubli. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Naveen Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Akshay Basant Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Trupti International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
As the village lacks tourist destinations, the best place for sightseeing is Sirisi (119 km away). Some of the places worth visiting in Sirsi are Marikamba Temple, Sultaniya Masjid, St. Anthony’s Church, Benne Hole falls, Waate Halla falls, Vibhuthi falls and others. The place is an ideal spot for beach lovers as the Arabian Sea coast is nearby, from where one can catch a magnificent view of the sunset.
How to Get There
Hubli Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 142 km.
The Margao Railway Station in Goa is located around 103 km away.
Direct as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Buses to the village are available from Hubli as well as Margao. Make use of the bus ticket coupon when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.