Donimalai is a township adjacent to Bellary in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is a part of the Bellary district. The district headquarters, Bellary, is at a distance of 10 km north-west. The state capital, Bangalore, is situated at a distance of 315 km south. The area is famous for its merchandised iron ore mines.
Places to Stay
For lodging options, one will have to travel to Bellary and try out these budget options – Bala Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Ashoka Comforts (Tariff – Rs. 600), Pawan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Manasa Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 950) and others
The official language of the area is Kannada. Telugu is also spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The area in itself does not have places of interest. One will have to travel to Bellary to explore tourist attractions. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Bellary Fort, Kuntegadda Park, Bellary Zoo, temples such as the Bellary Durgamma Temple, the Malleshwara temple in the Fort area and others.
How to Get There
The closest airport is the Hubli Airport at a distance of 189 km from the village.
Bellary BG Cantonment Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 50 km from the village.
Mostly state-run buses cater to the needs of travelers in the village. Among the private operators that are active in the area are Sea Bird Travels, SRS Travels and Varalakshmi Travels. Buses for the area are available from Bellary. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.