A panchayat town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Belthangady is a rural taluk that is largest in the area but is not very thickly populated. Covered by the forests of the Western Ghats, Belthangady is an important tourist destination in the state. Other than for the tourists’ spots, the town is also well-known for having a good number of reputed educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Belthangady has many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Aiswarya Lodge and Hotel Dwaraka offer good rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Annuals festivals like Christmas, Sankranthi and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the local language spoken here.
Places to Visit
Chandkur Temple, Kuthyaru Somanatheshwara Temple, Most Holy Redeemer's Church, Sanyasikatte Shree Parashurama Temple, Shree Mahadevi Marigudi, Shree Anantheshwa temple and Shree Odilu Mahalingeshwara Temple are located with 1-2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (63kms)
Belthangadyhas its own railway station.
BelthangadyBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Ideal Travels and Durgamba Motors that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Get the best bus ticket booking offer on Ticketgoose.com.
Tumkur is a beautiful industrial town located in the administrative district of Karnataka state. It lies along NH 206 at a distance of 70 km northwest of Bangalore. Tumkur traverses great number of river valleys and fascinating hills with 4000 feet more spreading along the landscape. You can see forested slopes of Devarayanadurga hills with its unique wild life species. The best season to visit Tumkur is during October to March.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels to stay in Tumkur. Few of them are Naveen Regency hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Woodlands Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Dwaraka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300)
The most common and local language in the city is Kannada. English is the alternate language.
Pongal is held annually in the month of mid January.
Places of Interest
Pavagada Fort, Aralaguppe, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple and Sree Siddaganga Mutt are the famous Hindu religious places of Tumkur. Some of the places nearby Tumkur are Chikballapur (76 km from Tumkur), Shivagange (26 km from Tumkur), Savandurga (57 km from Tumkur), Nandi Hills (69 km from Tumkur), Lepakshi (84km from Tumkur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bengaluru International Airport. It is located at a distance of 80 km from Tumkur.
Tumkur Railway Station, located in the centre of the city and Heggere Halt Rail Way Station (6 km from the town) are the nearest.
Tumkur city is well-connected along NH4 and NH206 to Bangalore, Gubbi, Koratagere, Kunigal and other major cities in the state by both Government and private buses. National Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Asha Travels are the best travel operators on this route. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.