The magnificent caves adorning its panoramic landscape; the divine milieu of its ancient temples; and the festive spirit imbibed in its vibrant culture—everything about Bagalkot is a traveler’s delight. As the river Ghataprabha flows by serenely, the city lures you with the dynamic interaction of history, culture and nature
Shrouded in legends and folklore, Bagalkot in Karnataka is more than just a small town. An ancient city, it is believed to have been ruled by mighty dynasties including the Chalukyas, the Peshwas and the Vijayanagar Empire. Embracing the trends of development, it is emerging as a prominent commercial hub while continuing to nurture its traditions.Bagalkot boasts of a resplendent cultural heritage that has been enriched by its marvelous historical and religious background. Reveling in its rich legacy, the city is known for its grand festive celebrations. A great time to visit the city is during the four-day festival of Holi Habba when it is drenched in color. The Chalukya Utsav, held every year in February, is the highlight of the city’s cultural scenario. You can get a glimpse of the city’s traditional arts, such as classical music and dance forms. A number of activities surrounding the historical and archeological marvels of Bagalkot can also be enjoyed.With its traditional bazaars, Bagalkot is the perfect place for an enjoyable shopping experience. The handloom woven Khadi sarees and garments, adorned with beautiful ethnic patterns, are a must-buy. The markets are filled with intricately carved handicrafts of sandalwood and stone, which make excellent souvenirs. You can also buy miniature specimens of various religious deities, crafted from wood, clay and stone.Government operated buses are available to travel to the important areas in and around the city. Auto-rickshaws are the most common means of transport. You can hire an auto-rickshaw directly from the street. However, the best way of traveling within Bagalkot, especially for tourists, is by a hiring a private taxi. This allows you to explore the city in a hassle-free manner, as per your own convenience.Being a small town, Bagalkot does not have an active nightlife and it may be unsafe to stay out late.It is important to adhere to the traditional dressing norms while visiting the temples and religious sites in Bagalkot.Carry light clothing and umbrellas or sunglasses if you are visiting during summer
Bagalkot is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Hubli at a distance of 110kms.
Airports: Hubli Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Bagalkot from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Bagalkot