Gogikona is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Gulbarga at a distance of 81 km north. Those with a taste for architecture can come and visit this place. Another historic city, Bijapur, also lies at a distance of 126 km west of the village.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up for the night is the city of Bijapur with its wide variety of budget hotels and lodges. Some of them which are worth trying are Madhuvan International (Tariff – Rs. 600), Pleasant Stay Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Pearl Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), the KSTDC Mayura Adil Shahi (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada. Hindi, Urdu and Marathi are also understood.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
There are a lot of places to visit in Bijapur, the most famous being the Gol Gumbaz. Other places of interest include the Saat Kabar, Ibrahim Rauza, Jama masjid, Saat Manzil, Lord Shiva statue and many others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sholapur airport in neighbouring Maharashtra at a distance of 180 km north-west.
Gulbarga Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 80 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the area to different cities in the region. Adityaraj Travels is one of the popular bus operators. Buses to the area are available from both Gulbarga and Bijapur. Avail your bus ticket through online bus booking site and get a discount on your ticket.