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About Ankola

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Vishal Travels takes you to the Ankola which is a Taluk (an administrative subdivision) is in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India. A small town by any standard surrounded by numerous temples.It is in line with Arabian sea. The beaches present at this place are Baskal gudda, nadibag , shedikuli , keni , Belekeri and many more. The main language spoken here is Kannada, and a dialect of Konkani that is unique to Uttara Kannada. Ankola is famous for its native breed of mango called ishaad.

Tourists Attraction in Ankola

1) In Ankola, Beaches - Keni, Belekeri, Nadibag, Basakal gudda (Bela Bundar).
2) In Ankola, Festivals - Bandihabba, Kartika, Ganesha, Deepavali, Laxmipuja, Yugaadi, Bajana saptaha.(Kanshigadha), Christmas, New year, Easter.
3) In Ankola,Activities - Costal walk, swimming, and trekking.

Ankola Vishal Travels is a typical small town near the coast and makes a good overnight stop and a good base to explore the coastline, if you have your own transport. Just a few kilometres away from the town through the village of Bhelakeri is a huge flat cliff top overlooking miles of deserted sandy beaches - probably not suitable for sunbathing. The cliff top is used as a giant fish drying area; fascinating to see fish and workers but, less fascinating to smell. Definitely worth going to.

Temples in Ankola

There are temples in Ankola which form the part of cultural and social activities of Ankola.

* Shri Kundodari Temple
* Shri Shantadurga temple,
* Shri Masti (This ancient temple is going to be demolished by the municipal to extend the road),
* Venkatramana temple,
* Aryadurga temple,(Aryadurgadevi is kulswamini of Maharashtriya Karhade Bramhin community and this ANKOLA temple is original peeth of devi.)
* Honna Raka Temple,
* Shree Lakshminarayana Mahamaya Temple
* Narsimha temple(Bendi bazar)
* Shri Sundaranarayana temple.
* Shree Katyayani Baneshwar Temple, Aversa

The church in Ankola-
Holy Rosary church

Festivals celebrated in Ankola is.

An annual mela called 'Bandihabba' is celebrated on Buddha Poornima in the month of May. This is an important festival to be celebrated for nine days. On ninth day the mela is conducted near Shantadurga temple and people from around the town and village will throng to temple and celebrate it.

Another big festival called 'Shvi Ratri' is celebrated during November when five temple deities will be out of Ankola town on Palakki for a night stay and will return next morning. The entire town celebrates this town with fire works.

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About Kolhapur

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Kolhapur Vishal Travels . About this sound pronunciation is a city situated in the south-west corner of Maharashtra, India. The population of Kolhapur city was 493,167, as per the 2001 census. Kolhapaur also serves as the headquarters of the Kolhapur District. As is the case in most of the Maharashtra cities, the main language spoken here is Marathi. Kolhapur is situated on the banks of river Panchganga and is the location of the Temple of Mahalakshmi, a Hindu Goddess.

Places to visit of interest
The Hindu Goddess Mahalakshmi Temples, Mahalakshmi Temple, Jyotiba temple, Nrusinhawadi (Narsobawadi), Khidrapur (Kopeshwar (shiva) Temple), Tembalai alias Tryamboli, Katyani

Kolhapur Vishal Travels is an ancient city, famous for its food, headwear, footwear, jewellery, wrestling and religious connections[citation needed. According to legend it was settled by Kolhasur, a demon who was later killed by Mahalakshmi to relieve the local populace. However, honouring the demon's dying wish, the city was named after him. Kolhapur finds mentions in Devi Gita, the final and most important chapter of the Srimad Devi Bhagawatam, as one the important places of Shakti worship, "Devi spoke..."O King of Mountains! Still I am now telling something out of My affection to My Bhaktas. Hear. There is a great place of pilgrimage named Kolhapura in the southern country. Here the Devi Laksmi always dwells...." .

During 940-1212 CE, it was the capital of the Shilahara dynasty of Kolhapur. An inscription at Teradal mentions that king Gonka was healed from snakebite by a Jain monk and Gonk had built a temple of Lord Neminath. Many Jain temples in that region build in the next couple of century are called Gonka-Jinalya after him. During the reign of Bhoja I, a dynamic Acharya Maghanandi helped establish an institute at Rupanarayana-Basadi. Several of the kings and nobles of the dynasty were disciples of Maghanandi. Maghanandi is often called Siddhanta-chakravarti ie the great master of the scriptures, Gandaraditya I was his disciple. He is sometimes called "Kolapuriya" to distinguish him from many other Acharyas with the name Maghanandi.

Khidrapur The Kopeshwar (shiva) Temple - located in Kolhapur district, it is known for one of most outstanding and beautiful examples of Temple Architecture in India, It was built by Shilahara King Gandaraditya, Vijayaditya and Bhoj-II between 1109 and 1178 A.D

The places to visit the Historical places is Bhavani Mandap, Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, Kolhapur, Shalini Palace ,Kolhapur, Chandrakant Mandare museum, New Palace, Kolhapur, Town Hall museum, Motibag Talim, Shivaji University , Siddhgiri Museum, The Wax Meuseum.

The dams can also be visited in kolhapur through Vishal Travels is Radhanagri (Capacity 3.5 TMC), Kaalammavadi (Capacity 28 TMC)

You can also visit the kolhapur through Vishal Travels which the makes the journey more comfortable and pleasant.

Take a visit to the Kolhapur to view the places which the tour more enjoyable.