A village located in the Sandur taluk of Bellary district of Karnataka, Toranagallu or Toranagal is very close to a district in Andhra Pradesh. The many industries in the village have resulted in a diverse culture with people from different parts of the country working here. Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, mining and small scale industries in the region provides opportunities for people in this village and surrounding regions. The hill lock within the village offers a great aerial view of the surrounding regions.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Toranagallu that offer affordable accommodation. Rock Regency Hotel, Toranagallu (Tariff-Rs.800- 1,400) located within a 1km of the bus stand offers great accommodation options.
All the annual religious festivals like Sankranthi, Diwali, Navrathri and temple festivals are celebrated here.
Kannada and Telugu is spoken widely here.
Places to Visit
The Daroji Lake located 2kms from the Toranagallu Village and the Hankaralinga Gudda (a small hillock that has a Shiva temple) is popular leisure destination here.
How to Get There
Toranagallu has an airstrip maintained by JSW. The other airport nearby is at Bellary (24kms).
Toranagallu has its own railway station.
Toranagallu bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators Diwakar Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the village. Utilising bus ticket online offer from travel websites can save you a lot of money.
Belgaum happens to be the fourth largest city in Karnataka. It is referred to as the ‘Sugar Bowl of Karnataka’ for the massive sugar cultivation done here. It is also known as the ‘Bread Basket / Rice Bowl’ of Karnataka for the vast production of fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, fish, mining and wood. As one of the major textile centers with over 50,000 power looms, Belgaum is popular for Belgaum saris and Khadi-based products. Automotive manufacturing and professional based educational institutions make Belgaum a trading and knowledge-based city.
Budget Hotels in Belgaum
There are good budget hotels in Belgaum. Some of them are Anupam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Ramdev International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), and Keerthi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Belgaum is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Marathi and English.
Events in Belgaum
The important event of Belgaum is Ganesh Chaturthi held in August/September.
Places to See in Belgaum
There are several places of tourist attraction in Belgaum. Some of the places include Sule Bhavi Temple (5 km), Shree Revan Siddeshwar Temple (7 km), Jamboti (25 km), and Vajrapoha Falls (26 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is the Belgaum Airport located in Sambra which is approximately 10 km away.
Belgaum railway station is approximately 6 km away from the city itself.
Travellers can reach Belgaum from places such as Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Mysore, Baroda, Manipal and Bidar to name a few. Tourists and commuters have a wide choice of bus operators, including companies like VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Ganesh Travels & Tours. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.