Naragund is a city in the state of Karnataka. It comes under the Belgaum division and belongs to Gadag district. It is the head quarters of the Naragund taluk. 4 small cities – Nargund , Navalgund , Ramdurg , Saundatti-Yellamma surround it. Capital of the state, Bangalore lies 465km away from Naragund.
Places to Stay
It is best recommended that visitors stay in Coimbatore which is 56km away. Hotel Mangala International (Rs.1500), Shri Krishna Vilas (Rs. 900), Hotel Vishnu Priya (Rs. 1500) and Hotel City Tower (Rs. 1500) are suitable for budget travellers.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Kannada is the local language spoken in Naragund.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit around are Badami Cave Temples, Mahakuta Group of Temples, Dharwad Fort and Pattadakal monuments within 15-50km.
How to Get There
Hubli Airport is the closest airport near Naragund. It is located about 52km away from the city. This airport undertakes domestic operations.
Hubli Railway Station is the only major railway station close to Naragund. It is 55km away.
Naragund Bus station is the local bus stand which has local government buses connecting you to Hubli. The KSRTC bus operators offer quality service along with other private bus operators such as Seabird Tourists and SRS Travels. Most of the travellers these days opt for online bus ticket reservation.
Kumta, a coastal town in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district is the perfect weekend getaway. Tourists can come and explore the beaches. This is a must-visit destination for those who enjoy marine life and for nature photographers. There are many attractions such as beaches, forts, dams and waterfalls in the nearby areas. The best time to visit Kumta is during the summer.
Budget Hotels in Kumta
There are many hotels providing reasonable charges for travellers to Kumta. One such budget hotel is Hotel Pandurang International (Tariff – Rs.818).
The languages spoken in Kumta are Konkani, Marathi and Kannada.
Events in Kumta
The important festivals in Kumta are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places to See in Kumta
Kumta has many tourist attractions in and around its town. These places are Kumta Beach (4 km), Vannalli Beach (5 km), Kadle Beach (6 km), Mirjan Fort (12 km), River Aghanashini (19 km), River Aghanashini Estuary (18 km), Gokarna (32 km), Honnavar (20 km) and Kasarkod Beach (23 km) away from Kumta.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Goa International Airport, which is 165 km away from Kumta.
Kumta Railway Station is just a kilometer away from the main town centre that connects Kumta to all major railway stations.
Kumta is regularly busy with state-run and private buses from neighbouring cities. Shreekumar Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels and Seabird Tourists are some of the private bus operators that run daily buses from Bangalore and Pune to Kumta. Making use of bus booking online offers are the best way to save money while travelling.