Balesar is a small village located in Siddapur in Karnataka. There are total 196 villages in Siddapur and Balesar is one of them. Balesar comes under Belgaum and is located 113 km from Karwar and 385 km from Bangalore city. Kansur is the postal head-office of Balesar. Some cities that are close to Balesar village include Sagar, Shikapur, Shiggaon and Sirsi.
Places to Stay
Balesar offers homestays and lodges to its visitors. Sirsi which is 49 km from Balesar has a plenty of budget friendly hotels. Some of them include Hotel Satkara (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Samrat (Tariff –Rs. 800) and Hotel Maduvan (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Balesar is Kannada. Hindi, Tamil and Telugu are also spoken in Balesar.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Balesar include Christmas (December), Ayudha Pooja (November), Vinayak Chaturthi (September), Vara Mahalaxmi (August) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
There are limited tourist spots in Balesar. Some of the places in and around Balesar include Jog Falls (20 km), Yana (49 km) and Honnemardu (44 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Hubli Airport. It is approximately 129 km from Balesar.
Balesar does not have its own railway station. The Sagar Jambaguru Railway Station which is 62 km from Balesar, is the nearest station to this village.
There are daily buses to Bangalore, Mysore, Dharawad, Sirsi, Hyderabad and other Indian cities from Balesar. Some of the best bus operators on these routes include Kallada Travels, and Tirupati Tours and Travels. Volvo bus booking through bus booking websites like TicketGoose.com is very convenient
A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.