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.
Yellapur is a small town located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It is at an average elevation of 541 metres above mean sea level. Situated in the North Kanara district, it is a Taluka headquarter which belongs to the Belgaum Division. The town is known for its pleasant weather and picturesque scenery. Sirsi, Shiggaon, Hubli, and Dharwad are the cities nearby Yellapur.
Places to Stay
Yellapur has a number of comfortable and budget friendly accommodation options. Some hotels in Yellapur are Banana County (Tariff – Rs. 1800) and Pai’s Sambhram Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300) among others.
The official language of Yellapur is Kannada. The other languages spoken in Yellapur are English and Hindi.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Yellapur is known for its picturesque falls which are Satoddi Falls and Magod Falls. Jenukallu Gudda (17 km) is also another important tourist attraction.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Yellapur is the Hubli Airport, which is located at a distance of 63 km.
The nearest major railway station from Yellapur is the Dharwar Junction, which is 66 km away.
Yellapur has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Bangalore, Dharwad, and Goa among others. Private operators such as SRS Travels and VRL Travels ply comfortable, reliable and reasonably prices busses on this route. Book online bus ticket in advance from Ticketgoose.com for a hassle-free travel.