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

Dial An Auto Rickshaw

Dial An Auto Rickshaw

Autowale.in is a breakthrough 24x7 dial a rickshaw service launched in Pune, India that offers commuters a convenient, efficient and reliable way to book an auto rickshaw and commute around the city. Leveraging technology the way dial a cab services work, Autowale offers both rickshaw drivers and commuters a better system and ...
12 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
Bullock Cart Racing

Bullock Cart Racing

From truck to track bullock cart racing action, Punjabi style, at the 75th Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival in Punjab, India ...
12 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
While The World Sleeps

While The World Sleeps

A short film by Rishi Kaneria. Narration I: Nehru's speech on the eve of India's Independence. Narration II: Nehru's speech on Gandhi's death. A Tryst With Destiny: "Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. ...
11 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
Public Health Foundation of India

Public Health Foundation of India

Video by Emanuele Colombo for Public Health Foundation of India ...
7 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
For Hire! - Bangalore Rickshaw

For Hire! - Bangalore Rickshaw

Green, yellow, black. They are the blood in the veins of Bangalore: the 450.000 rickshaws and their drivers. Knocked together from bits and pieces, decorated, ready for the junk heap or carefully maintained like antique cars, the vehicles are as charismatic as their owners, who brave the monstrous traffic of this metropolis da...
7 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
Holi

Holi

'The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies wit...
6 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
India in Three Minutes

India in Three Minutes

India explained in three minutes by Kashyap Bhatia ...
6 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
Happiness Truck in India

Happiness Truck in India

A Coca-Cola delivery truck is converted into a happiness machine on wheels delivering small doses of happiness in the streets of India. Where will happiness strike next? ...
5 Jun, 2012 by admin  2
Nomadism

Nomadism

Stunning video from Returning to Nomadism Productions shot in Nepal, North America and India. ...
4 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
Eyes of a Beginner

Eyes of a Beginner

Eyes of a Beginner, shot in Japan, Indonesia, India and Nepal and won "Best Feature Film" at the Spirit Quest Film Festival. This is a fictional story set in real environments while often incorporating spontaneous circumstances and the non-actor locals into the movie. A very small cast and crew, using modest equipment allowed ...
1 Jun, 2012 by admin  0
Page 42 of 78« First...102030...4041424344...506070...Last »

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress