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.
A city in Karnataka, Sagara is located near the Western Ghats range. The city is well-known for its proximity to Jog Falls. Historical places of Ikkeri and Keladi are located near this Sagara. The starting point of thee river Varada, Varadamoola is located near Sagara. The city is one of the main taluk headquarters in the state and is also one of the fastest growing cities in Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Sagara. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Varadhashree and Haalkere Homes that offers rooms from Rs.1000 onwards
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Diwali, Christmas, Ramzan and Dussehra are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Sri Chowdeshwari temple and Durgamba Temple near the bus stand, Jog falls (30kms), Keladi (7kms), Kalase (8kms) Ikkeri (6kms) and Varadahalli (6kms) are some of the places to visit in this city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli
Sagara has its own railway station
Sagara bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Shreekumar Travels, Seabird Tourists and Sugama Tourists run regular buses to and from the city. Plan your vacation in advance and book online to get discounts on bus tickets.