As a small village in Basavana Bagewadi Taluk in Bijapur District, Karnataka State, Almatti is located south of Bijapur. Agriculture is the main occupation here and the village is about 510kms from the State capital Bangalore. Recently a garden was constructed near the dam in the village making it a tourist attraction among the neighbouring villages. Almatti falls under the Belgaum division of Karnataka.
Places to Stay
While there are not many places to stay at Almatti, travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Bijapur, which is 45kms away. Hotels like Hotel Ashoka offer accomodations from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual religious festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The newly constructed picnic spot – the seven terraced garden is a place to visit. The attractions are the boating and musical fountain. The artificial forest ‘Rock Hill’ which has ceramic flora and fauna is also a must see.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sholapur Airport (132kms).
The nearest broad railway is at Bijapur.
The Almatti Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SRS Travels and VRL Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.
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.