Haleyangady or Haleangadi is a place in the Dakshin Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in the Mangalore Taluk. It is an important junction on the National Highway 66 which connects Cochin to Panvel in Maharashtra. It is 24 km from the main town of Mangalore. It is a part of the multi – village water supply plan initiated by the state government of Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are no big hotels in Haleyangady. The closest place to find accommodation is the main city of Mangalore at a distance of 24 km. The hotels here include Hotel Kumar’s International (Tariff - Rs. 770), Nalapad Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1,150), Hotel Goldfinch (Tariff - Rs. 4,034) and Hotel Ginger (Tariff - Rs. 2,570).
The major language spoken here is Kannada. Other languages spoken here include Tulu and English.
The major festivals celebrated here include Dusshera, Bhuta Kola, and Aati. The other festivals celebrated are Diwali and Christmas.
Places of interest
The major places to visit near Haleyangady are in Mangalore. These include the river of Netravati, the Kadri Manjunath Temple, the Tannirbhavi beach as well as the chapel of St. Aloysius.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Haleyangady is the Mangalore Airport (24 km).
The closest station to Haleyangady is the Mulki railway station (2 km) and Surathkal Railway station (5km). The closest junction to Haleyangady is Mangalore (25 km).
Haleyangady has its own bus station. Operators like Sugama Tourist, Ajantha Travels, Ganesh Travels and Anand Travels provide their services to Haleyangady. These buses also ply to Mysore, Hubli and Bangalore. Book bus tickets to your favourite destination through various bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.
Dubbed as the "Crown City of Karnataka", Bidar got its name from the word, Bidiru which means bamboo. Bidar is famous for its fort by the same name, which is inspired by Persian architecture. Besides the fort, this ancient city is also home to several other historical monuments and architecture dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Some of the major attractions it boasts of are Solah Khamba Mosque, Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal and Zenana Palace.
Budget Hotels in Bidar
There are good budget hotels in Bidar. Some of them are Sai palace lodge (Tariff – Rs.1000), Sana Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Shivanand Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Sangemeshwar Hotel (Tariff –1000).
The official language Bidar is Kannada. The other languages spoken includeTelugu and Hindi.
Events in Bidar
The Important Festivals of Bidar is Panguni Chithirai (March) and Navarathri (October).
Places to See in Bidar
There are several places of tourist attraction in Bidar. Some of the places include Prasanna Vinayagar Temple ( 10 kms from Bidar) , Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple 7 kms from Bidar), Maniknagar ( 6 km from Bidar) Bidar Fort ( 9 kms from Bidar) Kaadambaarai dam ( (16 kms from Udumalpet).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad which is about 151 km from Bidar is the nearest airport to this city.
Bidar is wll connected with all the major districts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by its railway station.
There are regular buses available from Bidar to other major destinations of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Pavit Travels, VRL Travels, SRM Transports India Private Limited. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.