Bagalkot TourismBagalkote or Bagalkot is a town in the Bagalkot district of the Indian State of Karnataka. It is a major town in the north of Karnataka. The town is famous for many attractions but it is most famous for its Holi-Habba Festival (festival of colors).
Bagalkot is famous for its festival of colors and is known to rank second in India after Kolkata for having celebrated an elaborated Rang Panchami. The festival lasts a full four days. The first day an ancient ritual of Kama Dhana is performed followed with three days of playing with colors. Holi is celebrated with a lot of grandeur and magnificence in the town. It symbolizes unity among all sects of people in the town. Everyone comes together to celebrate this joyous event of colors. Holi was previously celebrated for 6 days with of the last five days dedicated to the “Onees”. The Onees represent the five different localities of the town namely constituting of Janipeth, Hosapeth, Halepath, Killa and Venkatapeth. The festival was then reduced to three days because of security reasons. This festival has been a major attraction for many tourists and has been a flourishing source of income for many.
Apart from this marvelous festival there are various other attraction points in the town of Bagalkot.
Temples in BagalkotWith five localities residing in one single town the town has its fair share of temples. The temples in this town are from an ancient era and the architecture of each temple is breath – taking.
The Jain Temple of Pattadakkal is a three-storey ancient temple located on the Bank of river Malaprabha. The temple is a marvelous structure of architecture adorning a sanctum which is surrounded by a circular path known as Pradakshinnapatha. There elaborate stone carvings on the walls of the temples with animal figures which just adds to its beautiful shrine. Beautiful figures of dancers can also be seen around the temple.
Virupaksha Temple is one of the popular temples of the religion built between 733 and 745 AD by Lokamahadevi, queen of Vikramaditya 2. The temple is a replica of that of the Kailasanatha temple in Kanchipuram. This temple is a fine example of the Dravadian style of architecture. The pillars and walls of the temple are engraved with various bas relief figures of humans and animals. Also various structures of Nataraja, Lingodbhava, Ravananugraha, and Ugranarshima can be seen throughout the temple.
The temple was constructed during the 8th century and is believed to be the last temple of the early Chalukalyan Architecture in the Pattadakkal region. The ancient shrine was created by Rashtrakutas in Naga Architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On visisting one can witness various sculptures and bas relief figures of five sakhas, river goddess, grauda, ganas and other human and animal figures in various positions. Engravings of Ravana and Krishna have been displayed on the walls on the temple representing Hindu epics.
This is one of the most famous temples which was constructed in the 8th century and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has a shikhara over the main sanctum which is the most commonly used style in the Chalukyan Culture. The ancient temple was constructed using Rekha Nagra Architectural Style. The temple has chambers known as Antrala. The ceiling in the main sanctum has Natraja images and is embellished with elaborate cravings.
Water Park in the Kanthi Resorts
The town apart from temples also has a water park where the children could have their own fun. This water park is located in the Kanthi Resorts on the outskirts of the town. The park has a big swimming pool with various sizes of slides on the sides of the pool. This water park has never failed to attract the kids while in town.
These are the various places that one could visit while in the town. The sheer beauty of the temple never ceases to amaze us.
Shopping Malls or Stores in BagalkotWe know that the town is famous for its cotton products. Hence, when we go to visit the magnificent town of Bagalkot we should not miss out on the cotton products produced there. Here is a list of store where you could get these high quality products.
R. G. Kasat Textile Mall - Address: Opp. Head Post office, Station Rd, Kaulpet,
Bagalkot, Karnataka 587101
Phone: 083542 26607
Kanva Mart Bagakot - Address: Bagalkot, Kaulpet, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587101
Phone: 072046 04211
Sakshi Saree Centre - Address: Muganurmath Complex Rd, Sector No 34, Navanagar, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587103
Phone: 081475 29105
Jaya Traders - Address: Sector 4, Sector 63A, Nava Nagar, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587103
Phone: 099720 23288
Melligiri Towers - Address: Station Rd, Kaulpet, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587101
Phone: 098803 00299
Haripriya Complex - Address: Ward No 10, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587101
Parvatikar Complex - Address: Bagalkot-Belgaum Rd, Vijay Nagar, Vidayagiri, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587102
Bagalkot Habba - Address: Bypass Rd, Vidayagiri, Bagalkot, Karnataka 587102
Phone: 087923 41259