Dubbed as the "Crown City of Karnataka", Bidar got its name from the word, Bidiru which means bamboo. Bidar is famous for its fort by the same name, which is inspired by Persian architecture. Besides the fort, this ancient city is also home to several other historical monuments and architecture dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Some of the major attractions it boasts of are Solah Khamba Mosque, Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal and Zenana Palace.
Budget Hotels in Bidar
There are good budget hotels in Bidar. Some of them are Sai palace lodge (Tariff – Rs.1000), Sana Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Shivanand Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Sangemeshwar Hotel (Tariff –1000).
The official language Bidar is Kannada. The other languages spoken includeTelugu and Hindi.
Events in Bidar
The Important Festivals of Bidar is Panguni Chithirai (March) and Navarathri (October).
Places to See in Bidar
There are several places of tourist attraction in Bidar. Some of the places include Prasanna Vinayagar Temple ( 10 kms from Bidar) , Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple 7 kms from Bidar), Maniknagar ( 6 km from Bidar) Bidar Fort ( 9 kms from Bidar) Kaadambaarai dam ( (16 kms from Udumalpet).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad which is about 151 km from Bidar is the nearest airport to this city.
Bidar is wll connected with all the major districts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by its railway station.
There are regular buses available from Bidar to other major destinations of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Pavit Travels, VRL Travels, SRM Transports India Private Limited. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.
Situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, Hospet lies in the Bellary district of Karnataka. The name of the city was derived from the Kannada word, hosa pete which means the new city. Do not forget to explore the popular tourist destination, Hampi, which is 13 km away from here. Tungabhadra Dam (13 km) is also worth a visit. The capital city of Bangalore is about 366 km away from here. Hampi Festival held in November attracts a lot of tourists to this town.
Budget Hotels in Hospet
Hampi International, Shanbagh Hotel, Malligi Hotel are some of the hotels which provides good cuisine and ambience at moderate prices.
Kannada is commonly spoken in this area.
Events in Hospet
Hampi Festival in November is the most important festival of this city. Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (August) and Diwali (November) are other significant festivals of this region.
Places to See in Hospet
Vithala temple, An annual festival is held with great grandeur during the month of January-February.Chitradurga Fort, HampiQueen’s Bath, Lotus Mahal are some of the tourist attractions in Hospet.
How to Get There
Bellary airport is one of the nearest airports to the city which is located about 75 km
Hospet railway station connects this place to cities like Bangalore and Vijapur.
Tourists who wish to get to Gagad by bus can get ac and Volvo buses through Online Bus Booking websites like TicketGoose.com. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India