Raghihosalli is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It lies on the edge of Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary. The nearest major urban agglomeration close-by is the city of Shimoga at a distance of 23 km south-east. Those willing to explore South Indian temples, cuisine as well as the traditional landscape can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The nearest and the best possible accessible place available for lodging in the area is Shimoga. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Surya Comforts Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hombuja Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Jewel Rock Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Samrat Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650).
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Antaraghattammana Habba bullock cart racing Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dasara Mahotsava and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The most interesting places of visit lie in Shimoga and Bhadravati (42 km south-east). Some of these places which deserve mention are Sri Antharaghatammanavaru Temple, Sri Rama Devaru Temple, Sri Veerabhadraswamy, Sri Vasavi Temple, Sri Bette Ranganathaswamy Temple, Sri Maliyambika devi Temple, Sri Beeralingeshwaraswamy Temple and Sri Mylaralingaswamy Temple & Moksha lingeswara Temple in Mukti Dhama.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 228 km.
The Shimoga Railway Station is located around 27 km away is the closest major railway station to the area.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and villages. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators are also slowly joining the race, an example being that of SRS Travels. Regular buses to the town are available from Shimoga. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.