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.
Lingsugur is a town in the Raichur district of Karnataka. It is located 95 km west of Raichur and 450 km north of Bangalore. The town has many hills, lakes and temples. The town also has many ancient forts. Gold mines of Hatti are located not far from this town. Rock edicts of Ashoka have also been found here. Rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna flow through the Raichur district. Aihole, Badami, and Pattadakal are some of the popular tourist spots near Lingsugur.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Raichur. Some of them are Vinay Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Prabhu (Tariff – Rs. 900), Nrupatunga Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), and SLV Tourist Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The local language of Lingsugur is Kannada. Telugu, Hindi, and Urdu are also spoken here.
The important festivals of Lingsugur are Maha Shivaratri and Muharram.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Lingsugur. Some of the places include Lingsugur Kere (1.5 km), Jaladurga (18 km), Mudgal Fort (20 km), Basava Sagar Reservoir (23 km), and Maski (25 km).
How to Get There
Hubli Airport is nearest to Lingsugur, and is located 200 km from the town.
Nearest railway station to Lingsugur is in Raichur (90 km). It is well connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Delhi.
Bus services are available to Lingsugur from Bangalore and Hyderabad. Meenakshi Travels and SRS Travels are private operators providing bus services. TicketGoose.com is your one stop solution for all your bus travel needs. Most of the travellers these days opt for online bus ticket reservation.