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.
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.