Kurugodu, a town in Southern Karnataka’s Bellary district is famous for its Sri Dodda Basaveshwara Temple. Devotees from far and wide visit this temple yearly during Poornima. Some of the surrounding cities around Kurugodu are Bellary, Gadag, Guntakal, Adoni and Raichur. State Highway 132 runs through this town.
Places to Stay
Kurugodu does not have lodging facilities. Bellary, which is 28 km away, offers good budget hotels. These accommodations are Amruth Lodge (Tariff – Rs.306), Sri Gopala Krishna Lodge (Tariff – Rs.177) and Mohan Lodge (Tariff – Rs.277).
The official language spoken in Kurugodu is Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated in Kurugodu are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Ganesha Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest around Kurugodu. These tourist attractions are Daroji Bear Sanctuary (39 km), Daroji Kere (30 km), Allipura Reservoir (22 km), Moka Reserve Forest (36 km) and Bellary, 28 km away from Kurugodu.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Bellary which is 22 km away from Kurugodu.
There is no railway station in Kurugodu. Daroji Railway Station, which is 27 km away from Kurugodu, is the nearest railway station.
Kurugodu has a wide network of buses from neighbouring cities such as Bellary and Daroji. Private bus operators such as Pooja Travels and Meenakshi Travels run buses daily from Bangalore to Kurugodu. Check out for bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com.