A town situated on the banksof the River Krishna in Bagalkot district, Karnataka, RabkaviBanhatti is the textile business hub amongst the surrounding districts. The town is very famous for its power loomed and hand loomed sarees. Rabkavi-Banhatti has more than 2000 power looms, which is the highest in the state. The town is famous for its spinning mill and ancient temples and is the major supplier of milk in the neighbouring villages.
Places to Stay
Bailhongal has hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Travellers visiting the city can find affordable accommodation at hotels like Sri Ganesh Hotel that offer rooms from Rs.700 onwards.
The annual jatra at the Kadasidheshwara temple held during September or October brings in people from all the surrounding villages and towns
Kannada is the official language here.
Places to visit
The Sri Kadasidhheshwar Temple, Sri Mallikarjun Temple, Hanuman Temple, Veerbhadreshwar Temple, Yallamma Temple, Sri Basaveshwar Temple, Kali Temple and Lakshmi Temple are located within a kilometer of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Hubli Airport (141kms)
The nearest railway station is at Bhanapur(49kms).
Banhatti bus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like SRS Travels and VRL Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Online bus booking is the easiest way to get your tickets.
Santhekatte is a small town in the South Indian of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration or city is Udupi at a distance of 9 km south. The Arabian Sea coast is also nearby at a distance of 12 km west; while the Suvarna river lies on the north. Those who love beaches, South Indian food and temples must try this place out.
Places to Stay
The nearest and possibly the best accessible place available for lodging is Udupi. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mahima Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Metropolis Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Swathi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Lying adjacent to the coast, everywhere you go will be picturesque and beautiful. Some of the beaches which are worth a visit are Padukere Beach (24 km away), the breath-taking estuary-cum-beach called Bengre Kemmannu (11 km away) and Beejadi Beach (29 km away).
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 62 km.
The Udupi Railway Station is located around 10 km away is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town has a lot of significance in the national arena for its beaches. 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. Buses to the area are available from Udupi. If you want a cheap bus ticket for your holiday, log on to Ticketgoose.com.