Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.
Situated in Karnataka’s Devangere district, Sriramanagara is a part of Bangalore division. Situated about 286 km away from its capital city, Bangalore, Sriramanagara is a perfect weekend getaway for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its headquarters, Devangere, is only 12 km away from here.
Places to Stay
Sriramanagara has a very few options in terms of accommodation. Devangere has a couple of choices for tourists. Some of them include Sai International Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 750), Hotel Shankar comforts (Tariff –Rs. 600) and Janatha Deluxe Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 500).
Kannada, English and Hindi are spoken in Sriramanagara.
Makar Sankranti in January, Mahashivaratri in February, Ugadi in March and Dasara in September-October are the most important events of this town.
Places of Interest
Some of the major attractions near Sriramanagara include Anekonda (10 km), Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple (16 km) and Kunduvada Kere (19 km).
How to Get There
The closest air head from here is the Hubli Airport (165 km).
The major rail head connecting this town is Hubli railway station, which is located 160 km away.
Buses are available to and from Bangalore, Devangere and Chitradurga. State-run buses cater to passengers on this route. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.