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About Sankeshwar

Located in Hukkeri Taluka of Belgaum District of Karnataka State, Sankeshwar or Sankeshwara is a town situated on National Highway 4, the highway linking Pune and Bangalore. Sankeshwara Town is located in the north of Belgaum. It is located on the bank of River Hiranyakeshi at a distance of 50 KM away from Belgaum. There is not much of difference between the temperature of winter and summer months. During winter, the temperature is about 30 0C and during summers the temperature is about 35 0C.

About Sankeshwar

Administration of Sankeshwara

The Sankeshwar Town Municipal Council was formed in 1973 to look after the general administration of this town. The total area of this town is 7.15 sq km and it is divided into 23 wards. The total population of Sankeshwar is 34, 637 as per India Census 2011.The percentage of males is 51% and percentage of females is 49%. The average literacy rate of Sankeshwar is 67%. The main language spoken here is Kannada but Marathi is also spoken by many inhabitants of Sankeshwar.

Tourist Places in and around Sankeshwar

Places to visit Around SankeshwarSankeshwar Town has some famous religious places. One such is the Shankarling Temple or Shankarling Math. Other places of attractions in Sankeshwar are Banshanksri Temple, Jain Basadi, Hargapurgad, Vittal Mandir, Kolal Gutti Gudda, and Neelagar Ganapati. One major attraction around Sankeshwar is Gokak Falls which is one hour journey from Sankeshwar and is located in Gokaka. Visitors have to walk on a hanging bridge while they get to hear gushing sound of the waterfalls and enjoy a marvelous sight of the nature. Gokak Mill located near this waterfall is a place worth to visit. The mill was built in 1887 and is still functional. The hanging bridge across the waterfall was also built on 1887. Tourists get to see a temple of Lord Shiva on the banks of the waterfall.

Famous temples located around Sankeshwar are Shri Gupta Devi Temple, Shri Laxmi Temple, Ganapati Temple, Basaveshwara Temple and Birappa Ajja Temple.

Tourist Places in Sankeshwar

Another important tourist attraction around Sankeswar is the Belgaum Fort Lake.

One Day Trips from Sankeshwar

Sankeshwar is surrounded by many enchanting tourist destinations. These tourist places are situated in Karnataka and its adjoining states. Find below information about some of the best one day trip destinations from Sankeshwar.

Sankeshwar to Belgaum

Located at a distance of 50 KM from Sankeshwar in its south, Belgaum is an important gateway to the places like Bijapur, Goad, Bidar and Hubli. Belgaum offers many tourist attractions for its visitors. Popular places of Belgaum are Vajrapoha Falls, Jamboti Hills, Kittur, Rakaskop, Kapileshwara Temple and Kamala Basti.

One Day Trip from Sankeshwar

Sankeshwar to Goa

If you want to plan for a relaxing beach holiday from Sankeshwar then Goa is the best choice for you. Apart from enjoying hours of sun basking on the beaches of Goa, you can enjoy having local delicacies like xacuti and Chicken rechado and also enjoy doing some other activities there. Goa beaches will offer you some of the best time of your life with their scintillating natural beauty. Candolim Beach, Miramar Beach, Majorda Beach, Colva Beach, Anjuma Beach, Baga Beach and Mobor Beach are some of the famous beaches of Goa. Other attractions of Goa are Arvalam Waterfalls, Aguada Fort, Chapoli Dam, Mahalaxmi Temple and churches of Goa.

Weekend Destinations from Sankeshwar

Many places around Sankeshwar are ideal for a short weekend tour. Get to know about some of these weekend destinations from Sankeshwar.

Sankeshwar to Bijapur

The total road distance between Sankeshwar and Bijapur is about 200 KM. Bijapur is a popular tourist attraction of Karnataka and is famous for its endless historic monuments. Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Roza Mosque, Jama Masjid, Gagan Mahal, Sat Manzil, Mehtar Mahal, Taj Bawdi, Malik-e-Maidan, Asar Mahal, and Bijapur Castle are some of the important tourist attractions of Bijapur.

Sankeshwar to Sangli

Sankeshwar to Sangli

Sangli is located about 180 - 200 KM away from Sankeshwar. It takes around 4 - 5 hours to reach Sangli from Sankeshwar. One an important seat of the Chalukya Rulers, Sangli used to be ruled by the Patwardhans. This erstwhile princely state has numerous historical monuments, temples and exotic wildlife. The famous attractions of Sangli are Sangameshwar Temple, Ganpati Temple, The Ramling Temple, Kashivishweshwar Temple, the Dattadeva Temple, Miraj Dargah, Sangli Fort and Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Fact File of Sankeshwar

Town: Sankeshwar
District: Belgaum
State: Karnataka
Population: 34, 637
Latitude: 16.27 0N
Longitude: 74.48 0E
Elevation: 638 m
Official Language: Kannada

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