Koppal Tourist Information

Koppal Local Info-Popular Dances–Important Contact numbers

Local dances- The Haalu Okuli (milk Holi) celebrated with a popular traditional folk with curd and milk is organized on the seventh day after Bharat Poornima. The dances hold your attraction with most men wearing shorts or lungis, women prefer new sarees. The Channabasavaswamy and Gavisiddeshwar Jatras form a major part of the traditional dances- Dollu Kunitha and Veeragase by the locals of Koppal town. The Anegundi Utsava consists of dance depictions from the Ramayana and the Jagadguru Mouneshwar Mahotsava involves devotees dancing to the tune of ancient devotional songs. The Muslim community of Koppal too has their way of observing "Koudi Peera".

Handicrafts - Koppal is famous for its traditional colorful lacquer ware work. The handicrafts made by the locals are the beautiful wooden idols, toys and theatrical equipments which can be seen at Kinnal, an interior village about eight miles from Koppal Railway Station. There are about twenty families of the 'Chitragar' community engaged in certain varieties of soft-wood known as Pallaki Katgi and Yelgatti to produce wonderful articles. The articles produced are of exquisite quality and finish. The entire work, which is done with modest tools, requires a high degree of craftsmanship. The articles produced are generally in traditional patterns and comprise the idols of deities, animals, fruits and vegetables with a realistic touch.
They also make wooden headgears, costumes, masks and various other articles used in Indian ballet dances. Cradles, peethas and such other articles in fascinating colors. The embroidered pieces, done in line stitch and cross stitch, depict traditional motifs of parrot, peacock, temple and temple gate, various flowers and animals.
Artistic choli-khana fabrics, embroidered sarees and garments of established reputation are also produced here.

Important telephone numbers- http://www.koppal.nic.in/.%5Cphonenos%5Cfphonemenu.htm, http://www.koppalcity.gov.in/

Some caution, precaution etc to take on visiting the place- The climate of Koppal is very hot and dry. Hot season starts from middle of the February to end of May. Southwest monsoon ranges from June to end of September. Cold season is from December to middle of February.
The place being a scenic delight demands nature lovers to spend more time by walking. Shopping can be a good past-time to buy handicrafts items.

Accommodation - Although the place doesn't boast of big hotels, one can still find medium and small private hotels, lodges and guest houses at affordable prices.

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