A town in the southern part of Karnataka, Chitradurgais known as the ‘stone fortress’ because of the bold rock hills, picturesque valleys and huge towering boulders that can be seen in the region. Chitradurga is located at the junction of NH-4 and NH-13. The place is a well-known archaeological site and it has great number of monuments and temples that date back to several centuries.
Places to Stay
Chitradurga has a great number of hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Amogha International Hotel, Gaviranganatha Swamy Hotel and Hotel Ayyengaroffer rooms for Rs. 700 onwards.
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Chitradurga Fort (1.2kms), Sampige Siddalingeshwara Temple (1.2kms), Banashankari Temple and Ankali Mutt (1.2kms), Bruhanmutt (3kms), Ingaladalu (2kms), Aadumalleshwara (5kms), Thamatekallu (8kms) and Jogimatti (10kms) are some of the places to visit near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Chitradurga is the Hubli Airport (214kms)
Chitradurga has its own railway station
Chitradurga bus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Raj Tour and Travel, Neeta Tours and Travels and VRL Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.
Siddapur is a small town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udupi at a distance of 181 km south. The Kali River Basin Forests as well as Hubli are nearby at distances of 176 km and 143 km north respectively. Those inquisitive about South Indian food, temples and architecture should try this place out.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Hubli city. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Ayodhya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Naveen Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Akshay Basant Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Trupti International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada. Konkani is also spoken due to the area’s proximity with Goa.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The place does not have much to offer in terms of tourism. A drive to the coast nearby and every place is a tourist destination. Some of the places which are worth a visit in nearby Hubli are Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Anshi National Park (120km away from Hubli), Nrupatunga Betta and others.
How to Get There
Hubli Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 146 km.
The Hubli Junction Railway Station is located around 141 km away is the closest major railway station to the town.
Direct 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. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.