- 1 Banashankari — home to of Bangalore's oldest and well known temples ( Banashankari Amma Temple) in Southern Karnataka
Bagalkot (ಬಾಗಲಕೋಟೆ in Kannada) is a town in the Indian state of Karnataka. Bagalkot is the district headquarters of the Bagalkot district of the state. Bagalkot district was carved from Bijapur (Vijapur) district following district reorganisation carried out by the J.H.Patel government.
The nearest airport to reach Badami is at Belgaum (150 km). The nearest international airport is at Bangalore (504 km). Domestic flights like Jet Airways are available to Belgaum from Bangalore.
Badami town is situated on the Hubli-Sholapur rail route which is exactly 37 km from Bagalkot 163 km from Bijapur and 128 km from Hubli.
The best and fastest way to visit Badami and the other historical sites would be to hire a taxi, Which is easily available at Badami town it would cost you not more than ₹800 for the entire visit which includes places like Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Banashankari, Mahakuta as an entire package.Do take your time to enjoy the places.Hiring a bycycle is not advisable as each site is far from each other there is also local transport but it cannot be relied on as the frequency is very low.
Get out and shop, The famous Handloom Ilkal sarees.Which are weaved in the town of Ilkal of Bagalkot district.
The telephone code of the Bagalkot district is +08354.