Bhadravati is an industrial town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is in the Shimoga district, with the district headquarters (called Shimoga) at a distance of 20 km. The town derives its name from the Bhadra river, which flows through it. Legend has it that the goddesses Halldhammadevi and Antargattamadevi still protect the town and its inhabitants from forces of evil.
Places to Stay
The nearest accessible place available for lodging is Shimoga. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Surya Comforts Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hombuja Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Jewel Rock Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Samrat Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650).
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town is famous for its temples and wildlife sanctuaries. Some of these places which deserve mention here are Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Halladammadevi Temple, Shree Rameshwara and Subrmaneswara Temple, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhadra River Project Dam and others.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 198 km.
The Shimoga Railway Station, which is located around 21 km away, is the closest railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and villages. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators are also slowly joining the race, an example being that of SRS Travels. If you get cheap bus tickets online you can save a lot of money while travelling.
Chandrapur is a town in the westernmost Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a part of the district by the same name. The major urban agglomeration nearby is Nagpur at a distance of 154 km. Another big city close-by is Wardha at a distance of 144 km. The area is famous for its mineral resources such as coal, iron ore and limestone. The town is sometimes referred to as ‘The City of Black Gold’ due to the many coal mines in and around.
Budget Hotels in Chandrapur
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Wardha. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Ramakrishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hari Sons Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Gulshan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Chirag Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
Events in Chandrapur
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places to See in Chandrapur
The town in itself may not have places of interest. However, places worth your time and money in Wardha are Magan Sangrahalaya Museum, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Gitai Mandir, Kelzar Ganpati Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur at a distance of 146 km.
Chandrapur Railway Station is located within the town.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.