Islampur is a village based in the Bidar district of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Bidar, at a distance of 65 km to the east. The borders of the neighbouring states – Telangana as well as Maharashtra – are also nearby. Those travelling between Bidar and Solapur can stop by at this place.
Places to Stay
The place has some budget and medium priced hotel accommodations. Hotel Kadamba Residency (Tariff – Rs. 400-800), Hotel Central Park (Tariff – Rs. 500 to 1,000) and Hotel Prashanth (Tariff – Rs. 1,000 onwards) are some of the options to look forward to.
The languages spoken in Islampur are Kannada, Dakhni, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and English.
The important festivals of the area are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Islampur has nearby tourist places of temples, dargahs and forts. Bidar has Bidar Fort, Ragin Mahal Palace and Solah Khamd Mosque. Gulbarga (64 km to the south) will offer you Gulbarga Fort, Sheikh Roza Dargah and Sharanbasveshwar Temple among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (in the neighbouring state of Telangana) at a distance of 186 km.
The Gulbarga Railway Station is a close by major station, which is located 66 km away.
Buses to the area are readily available from Gulbarga as well as Bidar. Numerous bus booking websites provide bus ticket booking offers, especially during the festive season.
Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and also the financial capital of India. It has many sobriquets like ‘The City of Dreams’ and ‘The city which never sleeps.’ The name ‘Mumbai’ is derived from Mumba or Maha-Amba, which is the name of the Goddess Mumbadevi and ‘Aai’ which in Marathi means Mother. The city was earlier known as Bombay, before being officially changed to Mumbai in 1995.
Budget Hotels in Mumbai
There are good budget hotels in the city of Mumbai. Some of these are the Eden Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 250 and 3 km from International Airport), Hotel Anjali Inn (Tariff – Rs. 970 and 7 km from Domestic Airport), and Hotel Good Luck (Tariff – Rs. 990 and 15 minutes from the International Airport).
The official language of Mumbai is Marathi. Other languages spoken here are English, Hindi, Gujarati as well as Urdu.
Events in Mumbai
Mumbai is well known for its night life. Occasions like the New Year celebrations are renowned. Major festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid as well as Navratri are celebrated with great pomp and grandeur here.
Places to See in Mumbai
There are plenty of places to visit in Mumbai. Prominent among them are The Gateway of India (29 km from Airport), Marine Drive (28 km from airport), Bandra Bandstand (13 km from airport) among other places.
How to Get There
The Mumbai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. It has a domestic as well as international terminal. It is located 26 km from the southernmost part of the city, Colaba.
The three main railway terminals in Mumbai are Mumbai Central (9km from Colaba), Bandra Terminus (15 km from Colaba) and Victoria Terminus (3 km from Colaba).
Operators like Neeta Travels and Abhi Travels provide regular bus connectivity to Mumbai. TicketGoose.com offers online bus booking in India to travellers visiting more than 4,000 destinations.