Bhatkal

Bhatkal is a port town in Karnataka. Located in the midst of Western Ghats with the Arabian Sea fringing it, this picturesque town provides boasts of several medieval monuments and archeological treasures.

  Bhatkal still carries vestiges of its illustrious past. As a seaport of great importance, it witnessed the rise and fall of several dynasties including the Hoyasala, the Vijayanagara empire, the Saluvas. The Cholas wrested control of the town in the 10th century. The Portuguese made an appearance around the 16th century and spread their influence all around. In fact, Bhatkal has been referred to by its Portuguse name ‘Batecala’ in many historic texts. It was also ruled by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan after which it went to the British.

Today, Bhatkal is a prominent educational centre. There are numerous educational institutions managed by Anjuman Hami-e-Muslimeen, a pioneering education trust founded in 1919. The Bhatkal Education Trust also runs a few institutions. Another reputed institution is Jamia Islamia Centre which imparts religious education.

The best time to visit Bhatkal is during August to March as the weather is pleasant. Remember to savour the spicy fish curry of the town!

Bhatkal Beach - If you happen to love water sports, Bhatkal Beach is the place for you. There are boating facilities and it is safe to swim here. What’s more, there is a coaching centre too. The sunrises and sunsets are legendary and attract scores of tourists from all over the world. The old lighthouse on a small offers a breathtaking view of the sea.

Chandranath Basadi Temple – This temple dates back to the Vijaynagar Empire. It has many intricate classical carvings in Vijayanagar style. This ancient beauty has withstood the ravages of time and is must see for archaeology buffs!

Jamia Masjid, Sultani Masjid, Noor Masjid and Khalifa Masjid – These mosques date back a couple of centuries. Their classical architecture makes them worth a visit.

Top News

The Lake of 1001 Colors

The Lake of 1001 Colors

A story of timeless love captured in a short time lapse video. Shot at Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh (Himalayas, India). Pangong Tso Lake is a high altitude lake in the Himalayas. Situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft), it is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. The ever changing colors of the lake a...
2 Oct, 2012 by admin  0
The Story of Seema

The Story of Seema

Film by Mothlight Creative ...
2 Oct, 2012 by admin  0
B.L.O.T.

B.L.O.T.

B.L.O.T. (Basic Love Of Things) are an Indian DJ / art collective making an audiovisual portrait of Mumbai. From Paul Gasnier ...
1 Oct, 2012 by admin  0
Mumbai Sonata

Mumbai Sonata

Mumbai footage, from the squalid back alleys of Dharavi to the glitz of Bandra, from the shores of the Arabian Sea to the frantic mayhem of the train system, this footage takes you through scenes of everyday life in this all too human metropolis. From Paul Gasnier ...
28 Sep, 2012 by admin  0
Bombay Traffic

Bombay Traffic

A short film about the most irritating moments of inner-city travels in Mumbai. This was all filmed hidden at the back of a taxi or rickshaw, for the most part waiting at traffic lights. From Paul Gasnier ...
26 Sep, 2012 by admin  0
Rickshaw Walk in Chandni Chowk, Delhi

Rickshaw Walk in Chandni Chowk, Delhi

On a rickshaw from Jama Masjid to Sisganj Gurudwara in Chandni Chowk, Delhi - oldest part of the Indian capital. The place is full of lanes as thin as it can get. And yet they manage to fit a full fledged market in there. The rickshaw pullers have mastered the art of navigating their three wheeler through the market, it's shop...
25 Sep, 2012 by admin  0
Holi hai

Holi hai

A movie about India, holi, colors, dance and love! By Mandra Shivo ...
20 Sep, 2012 by admin  0
Jodhpur Rickshaw Ride

Jodhpur Rickshaw Ride

Auto Rickshaw ride through the old city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Video by Rebecca Weeks ...
19 Sep, 2012 by admin  0
India

India

India, a short film by shrieking monkeys. ...
18 Sep, 2012 by admin  0
Night Before Math Test

Night Before Math Test

An animated video of kids trying to cram their maths curriculum a night before their class test in school. Film by Rakesh Nanda for Schoolcountry (Winner of best commissioned film at Anifest 2012, India.) ...
12 Sep, 2012 by admin  3
Page 40 of 85« First...102030...3839404142...506070...Last »

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress
X

Come join us on our next rickshaw adventure! Book Your Place!

¤