ALMATTI: THE PEACEFUL WEEKEND GETAWAY IN NORTH KARNATAKA
Almatti, a pleasant small town tucked away in North Karnataka, rich with greenery and lakes, frequented by migratory birds is a peaceful abode for travellers and city dwellers alike. Although it is known for the incredible views of the reservoir and the surrounding hills, it is also home to well maintained gardens that are perfect for strolls during the day. The Almatti Dam, also called Lal Bahadur Shastri Dam, is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River and is a sight to behold. The Japanese Garden Lake which allows boating, the musical fountains in the evenings, the rock garden and Mughal garden are some of the other attractions one can explore while at Almatti.
While Almatti is the perfect place to unwind, it’s neighbouring towns, Vijayapura and Bagalkot offer a lot of potential for exploration. The renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site- Pattadakal, the cave temples of Badami and the temple complex at Aihole are the major attractions in Bagalkot. Vijayapura ruled by various dynasties in the past including the Adil Shahi kings, hosts the legendary Gol Gumbaz, mosques, mausoleums, palaces, fortifications, watch towers, and spectacular gateways.
KSTDC’s Mayura Krishna, situated atop a hill, offers a panoramic view of the Almatti Dam, Krishna River and the adjoining gardens. The hotel is just half a kilometer away from most of the gardens. The property has 12 rooms, 2 suites and 7 individual cottages. The hotel also has a bar, restaurant, garden, and free WiFi facility for its guests.
The comfortable accommodation is complemented by the hospitality of the staff and their deep seated knowledge of the area. They can guide you to more offbeat interesting destinations and arrange for the transportation.
While at Almatti it is only imperative that you spend some of your time exploring the gardens in town. While the Lava Kusha garden draws inspiration from the life of Lava and Kusha; Rama’s children, the Gopala Krishna Park as the name suggests is inspired from the life of Lord Krishna. The activities and sculptures in these parks are oriented towards their respective storylines as well. The Lava Kusha garden also offers the best sunset and sunrise views.
The lawns and flower beds of the Rock Garden, divided into different sectors like the Children’s sector and Butterfly sector is a popular picnic spot for tourists. In the evenings, treat yourself to the musical fountains at the open air amphitheatre in Almatti.
If you are planning for Almatti to be a pit stop on your road trip, worry not because the property also provides free private parking. Mayura Krishna is a convenient stop if you are travelling from or to Vijayapura or Bagalkot. Tourist spots like Kudala Sangama, Banashankari and Mahakuta are also close to Alamtti.
With the implementation of our new hygiene protocols, KSTDC has taken all possible steps to provide a safe environment for you and your family to have a memorable holiday. For reservations/ enquiries, please log on to www.kstdc.co or call Mob: 8970650070/75 Tel: +91 80 4334 4334
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