Lakshmeshwar, a town located in North Karnataka’s Gadag district, is famous for its ancient temples and Jamma Masjid. This town was home to many Jain saints and is rich in its history and culture. Some say the name Lakshmeshwar originated from King Lakshmanarasa, who ruled over this region. The famous Kannada poet, Adikavi Pampa, wrote his inspirational poems in Lakshmeshwar.
Places to Stay
There are no lodging facilities in Lakshmeshwar. Visitors to this town can find affordable accommodation in Gadag which is 41 km away from this town. A few of these budget hotels are Hotel Vishwa Boarding and Lodging (Tariff – Rs.263), Geetanjali Residency (Tariff – Rs.393) and Hotel Shivani Inn (Tariff – Rs.470).
The official language spoken in Lakshmeshwar is Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated in Lakshmeshwar are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Ganesha Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
Lakshmeshwar has a few places of interest to offer tourists visiting this town. These attractions include Kodiyellamma Temple (850-m), Yalavigi (13 km), Kalas Lake (12 km), Pashupatihal (12 km) and Shirahatti, 20 km away from Lakshmeshwar.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Hubli which is 55 km away from Lakshmeshwar.
There is no railway station in Lakshmeshwar. Kalas Railway Station, which is 14 km away from Lakshmeshwar is the nearest railway station.
Lakshmeshwar has a wide network of buses from neighbouring cities and states. KSRTC run buses daily from various parts of Karnataka to Lakshmeshwar. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.