Gurmatkal is a town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The town is a part of the Yadgir district. The nearest major city is Gulbarga located at a distance of 97 km north-west of the town. It sits quite close to the state’s border with Telangana. Hyderabad lies at a distance of 187 km east of the village.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are extremely limited in the place, which is why one is forced to consider Hyderabad. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring in the city are Tara International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Arihant Regency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of Gurmatkal is Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Gurmatkal has reserved its name as a place for those seeking an ayurvedic treatment for paralysis. A couple of religious places of worship include the Sri Sri Sri Mahayogini Manikeshwari Matha and Matwale Shah Hussaini dargah. Other than these, one can always take a trip to Hyderabad and explore the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park, Birla Mandir and others.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad at a distance of 172 km.
The Gulbarga Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 99 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. KSRTC-run buses are the most popular here. Buses to the area can be found in Gulbarga. TicketGoose.com offers discount coupons for bus booking to all its customers.