Islampur is a village based in the Bidar district of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Bidar, at a distance of 65 km to the east. The borders of the neighbouring states – Telangana as well as Maharashtra – are also nearby. Those travelling between Bidar and Solapur can stop by at this place.
Places to Stay
The place has some budget and medium priced hotel accommodations. Hotel Kadamba Residency (Tariff – Rs. 400-800), Hotel Central Park (Tariff – Rs. 500 to 1,000) and Hotel Prashanth (Tariff – Rs. 1,000 onwards) are some of the options to look forward to.
The languages spoken in Islampur are Kannada, Dakhni, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and English.
The important festivals of the area are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Islampur has nearby tourist places of temples, dargahs and forts. Bidar has Bidar Fort, Ragin Mahal Palace and Solah Khamd Mosque. Gulbarga (64 km to the south) will offer you Gulbarga Fort, Sheikh Roza Dargah and Sharanbasveshwar Temple among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (in the neighbouring state of Telangana) at a distance of 186 km.
The Gulbarga Railway Station is a close by major station, which is located 66 km away.
Buses to the area are readily available from Gulbarga as well as Bidar. Numerous bus booking websites provide bus ticket booking offers, especially during the festive season.
Pune is said to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The place, which has been in existence since 847 AD, is famous for its magnificent land and forts. This cultural city was actually the capital city of Shivaji. Today this city takes pride in its traditional Marathi culture, education and theatre. Pune city attracts a lot of tourists for its old world charm. The weather is warm and pleasant in this place because it is surrounded by hills and mountains.
Budget Hotels in Pune
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Pune
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include the Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival
Places to See in Pune
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Aga Khan Palace (7kms from bus stand), David Synagogue (12kms from Railway station), Shinde Chatri (5km from Pune) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is located on the north-east of Pune. The airport has domestic and international flights. Two international flights Lufthansa and Air India Express provide Air transport services to Frankfurt and Dubai.
Pune railway station is the main railway station of Pune. It’s railway station is connected to the Mumbai and Chennai railway line. This railway junction is well connected to some of the major cities in the country.
Pune Bus Stand is the one of the busiest bus stations in Pune city. Buses from major cities and states operate from this city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Neeta Pragati Volvo, AR Tours and Travels and Natraj Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.