Almel is located in Karnataka’s Bijapur district.With a population of only 14,485, it can be safely categorised as a village.The historic city of Bijapur is located at a distance of 76 km.The district also happens to border Maharashtra on the north. Therefore, there are various places to visit in and around the village.
Places to Stay
The closest and the most convenient place to put up for the night is the city of Bijapur with its wide variety of budget hotels and lodges. Some of them which are worth trying are Madhuvan International (Tariff – Rs. 600), Pleasant stay Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Pearl Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and the KSTDC Mayura Adil Shahi (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of Almel is Kannada. Hindi, Urdu and Marathi are also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in Bijapur, the most famous being the Gol Gumbaz. Other places of interest include the Saat Kabar, Ibrahim Rauza, Jama Masjid, Saat Manzil, lord Shiva statue and many others.
How to Get There
The nearest airports are the Sholapur and Latur airports in neighbouring Maharashtra at distances of 74 km and 165 km respectively.
Gulbarga Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 77 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Almel to different cities in the region. Adityaraj Travels and Raja Travels are the popular bus operators. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.