The largest city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has earned a reputation and recognition for its textile industry. Due to rapid growth in textile industry, it has earned a tile as the Manchester of the East. There are quite a few interesting places in and around Ahmedabad.
Budget Hotels in Ahmedabad
There are good budget hotels in Ahmedabad. Some of them are DRH Regency (Tariff – Rs.1500), Hotel Madhuvan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Damjis (Tariff – Rs.1700) and Hotel Marshall (Tariff –1900).
The official language Ahmedabad is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Ahmedabad
One of the Important Festivals of Ahmedabad is Uttarayana (January).
Places to See in Ahmedabad
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. Some of the places include Lake Kankaria (4 kms from Ahmedabad),Bhadra Fort (7.5 kms from Ahmedabad),Dada Hari Vav (18 kms from Ahmedabad),Shaking Minarets (8 kms from Ahmedabad),Akshardham Temple (7 kms from Ahmedabad),Sidi Sayed Mosque(18 kms from Ahmedabad) and Kankaria Lake (3 kms from Ahmedabad).
How to Get There
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located 15 kms away from the city. The airport is situated 8 km from Ahmedabad railway junction.
Ahmedabad railway junction is also called as Kalupur Station. The railway line connects to major destinations of Gujarat. The other stations in Ahmedabad include Maninagar,Vatva, Gandhigram, Asarva, Chandlodia, Kali gam, Vastrapur, Sabarmati, Sarkhej, Naroda and Aaml.
Ahmedabad has buses well connected to all the major destinations of Gujarat. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Angel Tours & Travels and Jay Bhavani Travels. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.
A town and the headquarters of Siddapura taluk in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Siddapur is nestled among the Western Ghats. Agriculture and chiefly areca nut cultivation is the primary occupation of the people in this town. Numerous performance of the classical dance drama Yakshagana is held in this town as it is very popular here.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Siddapura. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Gangotri that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual festivals like Sankranthi,Ugadi, Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Basaveshwar Jatra (Feb) and Shanishwar Jatra held in March are popular across the region
Kannada is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Kondli Sri Marikamba Temple and Hanuman Temple Bedkani (5kms), Bedkani jamia masjid (.5km) and Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1km) are well-known places of worship in Siddapur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli
The nearest Railway Station is at Talaguppa
Siddapur has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Sea Bird Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.