A panchayat town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Ankola is a small coastal town. A town, which has many beaches, Ankola is famous for its unique breed of mango, which is called ishaad and is also known for its cashews. Belekeri beach in Ankola town is a natural port rich in iron ore, which is exported to China and Europe. Ankola is surrounded by temple towns and villages on all sides. Yakshagan and Suggi, a form of tribal folk dance has its roots in this town.
Places to Stay
Being a beach town there are many places to stay in Ankola. Hotels like Estuary View Resort (Tariff- Rs.1000) offer affordable accommodation options.
The annual Mela 'Bandihabba', is celebrated for nine days during the Buddha Poornima (May) and 'Karthik' (November) when the five temple deities are taken on a procession, the whole town celebrates with fireworks.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The temples, churches and beaches Baskal Gudda, Nadibag, Shedikuli, Keni, and Belekeri attract tourists from across the state. Being a very small town, every place of interest is located within 2-3kms of the bus stand
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dabolim Airport (133kms).
Ankola has its own Railway Station.
Ankola Bus Stand and Kelagina Manjaguni Bus Stop in the town run regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Sugama Tourist, Sea Bird Tourist and VRL Travels run regular buses to and from the village. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.
The city of Cuddalore is located in Tamil Nadu. The Pennaiyar, Kedilam and Paravanar rivers meet in this city, thereby getting its name from the word koodalur which means confluence. Cuddalore has many temples and monuments which witnessed the reign of the Pallavas and the Cholas during the medieval period. Some of the major points of interest are Pataleeshwarar Temple, Devanathaswami Temple, Fort St David and The Garden City. The state capital, Chennai, is located at a distance of 183 km
Budget Hotels in Cuddalore
Cuddalore houses several budget hotels like Arcot Woodlands Hotel (Tariff-Rs.300), P.R.S Boarding & Lodging (Tariff-Rs.400), V J Guest House (Tariff-Rs.600), Hotel Durai (Tariff-Rs.700) and others.
Tamil is the official language of this region.
Events in Cuddalore
Thai Poosam is celebrated with much vigour in December and January.
Places to See in Cuddalore
The Silver BeachPichavaram is a large mangrove forest with boating facilities that attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year The Padaleeswarar temple are some of the tourist attractions.
How to Get There
You can avail of the Cuddalore airport facility.
The two important stations located near to Cuddalore are Cuddalore Port Junction as well as Thirupdirippuliyur.
There are numerous luxury buses that ply to and fro from here. The people can avail of all these bus facilities through Rathi Meena travels. It has AC Volvo as well as Semi Sleeper. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.