Gangavathi is a town, municipality and taluka (administrative division) in the Koppal district (which was earlier the part of district Raichur) of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated close to Tungabhadra dam.Gangavathi is a commercial centre and a major focal point for the rice milling industry. It is also known as Rice Bowl of Karnataka.
Budget Hotels in Gangavathi
There are few places to stay in Gangavathi which are also economical.They include Hotel Sarvesh Gangavathi (Tariff Rs 665 onwards), Satkar Deluxe Lodge (Teriff Rs 500 onwards), Hotel Brundavan (Rs 500 onwards), Hotel Sarvesh(Rs 500 onwards) [All within 1 KM from Gangavathi Bus Stand]
Events in Gangavathi
Pongal, Ugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali are mojor festivals at Gangavathi. It mostly falls on January 14 as per English calendar. Yugadi or Ugadi falls on a different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunar calendar and is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India.Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in August-September is one of the most awaited events in Gangavathi.
Kannada is the local language at Gangavathi.
Places to See in Gangavathi
Gangavathi is well connected with famous tourist spots. The notable tourist attractions near Gangavathi are:Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south-west of the town, which includes the Virupaksha Temple, the villages of Kanakagiri and Anegundi, and gurus' tombs at Nava Brindavana.
How to Get There
Nearest Airport to Gangavathi is Bellary (77 KM away) and another major airport is Bangalore International Airport which is around 360 KM from Gangavathi.
Nearest Railway Station is Hospet which is 45 KMs away and another major Railways Station is Koppal.
Gangavathi is connected by road to Hampi, Hospet, Bangalore ,Hyderabad ,Mantralayam , Hubli and Bellary. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs buses to chief towns and cities in Karanataka. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets.
Situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, Hospet lies in the Bellary district of Karnataka. The name of the city was derived from the Kannada word, hosa pete which means the new city. Do not forget to explore the popular tourist destination, Hampi, which is 13 km away from here. Tungabhadra Dam (13 km) is also worth a visit. The capital city of Bangalore is about 366 km away from here. Hampi Festival held in November attracts a lot of tourists to this town.
Budget Hotels in Hospet
Hampi International, Shanbagh Hotel, Malligi Hotel are some of the hotels which provides good cuisine and ambience at moderate prices.
Kannada is commonly spoken in this area.
Events in Hospet
Hampi Festival in November is the most important festival of this city. Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (August) and Diwali (November) are other significant festivals of this region.
Places to See in Hospet
Vithala temple, An annual festival is held with great grandeur during the month of January-February.Chitradurga Fort, HampiQueen’s Bath, Lotus Mahal are some of the tourist attractions in Hospet.
How to Get There
Bellary airport is one of the nearest airports to the city which is located about 75 km
Hospet railway station connects this place to cities like Bangalore and Vijapur.
Tourists who wish to get to Gagad by bus can get ac and Volvo buses through Online Bus Booking websites like TicketGoose.com. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India