Nrupatunga Betta is yet another famous tourist spot in Hubli. It is a small hill that has been developed into a beautiful picnic spot for the people of Hubli and Dharwad. It offers a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and serves as an ideal place to spend time with your near and dear ones in summers as well as winters. While you can enjoy the cool breeze and scenic view of the sunset from this hillock on a summer evening during the winter afternoons you can come here with your friends and family to feel the warmth of the sun.
Tourists enjoying themselves at Nrupatunga Betta
Recently the Dharwad district administration has enhanced its beauty further and the number of people visiting the place has increased manifolds since then. It has also gained popularity among people from the adjoining cities and towns; it has emerged as a favorite spot for day outings. A fresh entrance has been built at a distance of around 1 Km from the hill top that leads the visitors to the main spot. The path has also been beautified by planting various attractive plants and trees and trimming the earlier ones appropriately. A number of lamp posts have also been installed on the pathway. Because of the addition of these lamps the grandeur of the place enhances during the evening hours. The entire pathway that leads the visitors towards the hillock is illuminated with light and bears the sweet fragrance of the flowers that are planted by the side. A high mast lamp is set up at the top of the hill that spreads light across the entire hillock. The administration has especially made use of solar lighting at certain places to keep it eco-friendly.
The place is especially popular amongst the kids as it includes a beautiful children park that has various joy rides such as slides, see-saw, swings and merry go-rounds. The main attraction of this park is the huge elephant slide that was set up back in the year 1974. It is still intact and a favorite among the children. The park is well maintained and can accommodate a good number of people.
Restaurants at Nrupatunga BettaA pure vegetarian restaurant has also been established here by ISKCON. You can enjoy various popular delicacies of Hubli including Mirchi Bhajii, Girmit among others at this restaurant. It also serves Chinese food items such as noodles, fried rice, Manchurian, South Indian dishes such as idli, vada, dosas and various other mouthwatering cuisines. Cold drinks, tea, coffee and various flavors of ice creams are also available here. The food is prepared under extreme hygienic conditions and is reasonably priced.
The tourists are required to park their vehicles near the entrance and buy the ticket from the entrance gate to seek entry into this picturesque tourist place. The ticket is reasonably priced. The rate is Rs. 10 per ticket and for children below the age of 3 years the ticket costs merely Rs. 5. Special transport facility is also available for the senior citizens; it can be availed at a nominal charge.
Accommodation Facilities near Nrupatunga BettaA number of good hotels have been set up near Nrupatunga Betta. The Getaway Hotel Lakeside Hubli is the nearest hotel; it is located at a distance of just 0.2 km from Nrupatunga Betta. The Hans Hotel located at a distance of about 2.5 kms from the place and Hotel Dhammanagi Comforts situated around 3 kms from the place are among the other options.
Durga Darshini restaurant, Chini-Mini and Malgudis are among the popular restaurants located here. They offer various kinds of delicious cuisines.
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