Birur is a town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The major cities nearby are Shimoga and Chickmagalur, located at the distances of 63 km north-west and 48 km south-west. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is located just west of the town. Professionals based in Shimoga and looking for a break can try this place out.
Places to Stay
The nearest and the best possible accessible place available for lodging is Shimoga. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Surya Comforts Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hombuja Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Jewel Rock Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Samrat Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650).
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Antaraghattammana Habba bullock cart racing Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dasara Mahotsava and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town is famous for its temples and wildlife sanctuaries. Some of these places which deserve mention are Sri Antharaghatammanavaru Temple, Sri Rama Devaru Temple, Sri Veerabhadraswamy, Sri Vasavi Temple, Sri Bette Ranganathaswamy Temple, Sri Maliyambika devi Temple, Sri Beeralingeshwaraswamy Temple and Sri Mylaralingaswamy Temple & Moksha Lingeswara Temple in Mukti Dhama.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 201 km.
The Shimoga Railway Station located around 62 km away is the closest major railway station to the town. Birur has its own railway station too.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and villages. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators are also slowly joining the race, an example being that of SRS Travels. Regular buses to the town are available from Shimoga. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.
Panaji (known as Panjim in English) is the capital of the state of Goa. Goa's largest city, Panaji is situated on the banks of the Mandovi river in Tiswadi taluka. Panjim is a favorite among tourists for its old world charm, pretty villas, cobbled streets and interesting buildings that give it a Portuguese ambience.
Places to Stay
Panjim has a lot of accommodation options to offer. Some of the budget options are Sea Shore Beach Resort (Tariff- Rs. 850) Summerville Beach Resort (Tariff- Rs. 900) and Goan Clove Apartment Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 950).
Konkani is the official language. English and Hindi is also spoken here.
Shigmo the colorful spring festival is Goa's version of Holi is held during the full-moon period in March. The annual Goan Carnival is also marked by great revelry and celebrations. The largest film festival in India, International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is held in Goa every year.
Places to Visit
Some of the places to visit in Panaji are Adilshahi Palace, the Mahalaxmi Temple, the Jama Masjid mosque, the Chapel of St. Sebastian, 18th June Road , Mala area, Miramar beach and the Kala Academy, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport (30kms).
The Vasco Da Gama railway station has many regular trains that connect the city with the important cities of the country. The Panaji railway station is also another station in the city.
Panjim has many bus stands such as the Interstate Private Bus Stand, Miramar Bus Stand, Secretariat Bus Stand, People's HS Bus Stand, Mala Bus Stand, Patto Footbridge Bus Stand and the Four Pillar Bus Stand. Many private bus operators such as Fernandes Tours & Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels and RMS Travels & Tourism run regular buses to and from the city. Book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com and make use of its bus ticket offer