Perched at an altitude of 254 m above mean sea level is the town of Vadkal in Karnataka. Located in Uttar Kannad District of Belgaum Division, it is located 492 km away from the state capital of Bangalore. Vadkal has been categorised under the Vadkal Panchayath. The region enjoys more or less pleasant climate, particularly during monsoons. Curchorem Cacora , Madgaon , Margao , Dharwad are the cities near Vadkal.
Places to Stay
There are no good accommodation options in Vadkal. So, it is highly recommended that tourists opt to stay in Madgaon instead. Some of the hotels in Madgaon are Margao Residency (Tariff – Rs 850), GG Homes (Tariff – Rs 700), Hotel Jyoti Plaza (Tariff – Rs 1100) among others.
The official language of Vadkal is Kannada. The other languages spoken include Marathi and Konkani.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Vadkal are Dandeli (25 km from Vadkal), Nersa (42 km from Vadkal), Church of Holy Spirit (62 km from Vadkal) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vadkal is Hubli Airport, which is 74 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Vadkal is Madgaon Junction, which is 61 km away.
Vadkal has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Mumbai and Goa. It is mostly Karnataka state run buses that ply on this route. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.