Nashik is a city in the state of Maharashtra. With a population close to 30 lakh, it is one of the biggest cities in the state. Grapes and onions are produced in large quantities in Nashik. Nashik is known for its art and literature contribution. It was recently awarded the best tourist friendly city of India and most travellers rate it high for its pleasant climate and beautiful surroundings.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels like Hotel Rama Heritage, Shri Ratna Lodging, Hotel Rajmahal and Wasan’s Inn that offer budget accommodation to visitors within Rs 1500.
The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious festivals celebrated once in twelve years. Makar Sankranti, Diwali and Rath Yatra are among the other festivals celebrated in the city.
Marathi and Hindi are local languages spoken in Nashik. English is a commonly spoken language since it is a tourist friendly city.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Nashik are SitaGufaa, Panchavati, Kalaram temple, Someshwar among many others all within 15-20 km.
How to Get There
NashikOzar Airport is 25km from Nashik city and has flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Nagpur.
Nashik Road railway station is 10km away from the city. Panchavati Express and Godavari Express ply daily between Mumbai and Nashik. There are other daily, local trains between Nashik and Pune.
MSRTC, Durgamba and SRS Travels are among the best bus operators that offer quality service and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.
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.