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.
Located in the northern part of the state of Karnataka, Mudhol is famous for its grinding stones. The city is situated on the banks of river Ghataprabha and is quite famous for the large number of handlooms handmade saree manufactured here. The Shiva Temple called Nelagudi which means Under Ground Temple is a must visit for the tourists. The place is also famous for the hunting dog breed of Mudhol Hound.
Budget Hotels in Mudhol
With an availability of many budget hotels, the city of Mudhol offers an easy lounging. The prominent hotels include Hotel Samrat and Gayatri Hootel State Highway. Both the hotels are located at a distance of 1 Km from the Mudhol Bus Stop. Other places to stay include Hotel Sagar which is placed at a stone throw distance of 500 meters from the bus stand and Vinayak Hotel. The general cost of accommodation ranges from rs.500 onwards for a single day.
Kannada is the native language of the town with Konkani, Telugu and English being the other prominent ones.
Events in Mudhol
Some of major events which take place here,annually include the Vara Mahalakshmi Festival which occurs in the months of August and Septemer, Ayudha Pooja which takes place in the last week of September and first week of October and Vairamudi Brahmotsava which is celebrated in the first week of April.
Places to See in Mudhol
The main tourist attractions in the town are the Kalameshwar Temple which lies at a distance of 1.5 kms from the city bus stand, Ishwar Gudi complex located at a distance of 500 meters from the same and the Mallikarjun Temple which is at a 10 min drive from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Belagaun Airport which lies at a distance of around 62 miles from the town of Mudhol.
The closest railway station is the Bagalkot Railway Station, placed at a distance of 57 kms from the Mudhol bus stand.
The Mudhol bus stand provides regular bus service which cordially connects the town to the adjacent areas. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.