Bagalkot, also known as Bagalkote, is a small town in the South Indian state of Karnataka and also happens to be the headquarters of the Bagalkot district. Legend has it that the Lankan king Ravana gifted the town to a band of musicians called Bajantries. Formerly, the town was called Bagadige.
Budget Hotels in Bagalkot
There are a lot of good lodging facilities available in the town. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Shiva Sangam Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Homestay Inn and Guesthouse (Tariff – Rs. 700), Akshaya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Divyadarshini Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of Bagalkot is Kannada.
Events in Bagalkot
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places to See in Bagalkot
Bagalkot itself may not have great places of tourist interest. However, the neighbouring town of Badami (41 km away) is rich and abundant with a lot of historic sites and structures. Some of the places which are worth visiting are the Badami Fort, the Mallikarjuna group of temples, the Bhuthanatha temple complex, the Agastya Lake and others.
How to Get There
Belgaum Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 133 km.
The Bagalkot Railway Station is a pretty big railway station and is located in the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, among whom SRS Travels is one. Make use of the bus ticket coupon when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.
A city municipality in the Raichur district of Karnataka, Raichur is located between Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers. Thriving mainly on agriculture, the city has many Rice and Cotton processing industries. Raichurhas its own Thermal Power Station in Shakthinagar, which is one of the most visited places in the city. Raichur is well connected by road and rail to all the major cities in the south of India.
Budget Hotels in Raichur
There are many hotels in Raichur. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Nrupatunga, Priya Hotel, Abid Hotel and Hotel Asian that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Events in Raichur
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Places to See in Raichur
Places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand includes the Raichur Fort, AamTalab, Jami Masjid,EkMinar Ki Masjid, PirSailani Shah Tomb and EkMinar Masjid.
How to Get There
Raichurhas its own airport
Raichurhas its railway station
Raichur bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels and VRL Travelsruns regular buses to and from the town. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.