A town located in Hukkeri taluk in Belgaum district of Karnataka, Sankeshwar lies close to the National Highway 4. Located 50kms north of Belagavi, Sankeshwar is on the banks of Hiranyakeshi River. The city has a great number of reputed educational institutions. Sankeshwar is well-known for its historic temples that date back centuries.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Sankeshwar. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Kakade Hotel, Hotel Meenaxi, Rajdhani Hotel and Hotel Shrikrishna that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Diwali, Christmas, Ramzan and Dussehra are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Shri Ganesh temple and Shri Vitthal temple are located close to the bus stand. Hiranyakeshi River, Shankarling temple, Banshanksri temple, Jain Basadi, Kolal-Gutti Gudda and Hargapurgad are located within a 3km radius of the city
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Belgaum
The nearest railway station is at Parkanhatti
Sankeshwar bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Mahesh Motors and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Opt for booking your tickets in advance and get cheap bus tickets from several travel portals.
Tumkur is a beautiful industrial town located in the administrative district of Karnataka state. It lies along NH 206 at a distance of 70 km northwest of Bangalore. Tumkur traverses great number of river valleys and fascinating hills with 4000 feet more spreading along the landscape. You can see forested slopes of Devarayanadurga hills with its unique wild life species. The best season to visit Tumkur is during October to March.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels to stay in Tumkur. Few of them are Naveen Regency hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Woodlands Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Dwaraka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300)
The most common and local language in the city is Kannada. English is the alternate language.
Pongal is held annually in the month of mid January.
Places of Interest
Pavagada Fort, Aralaguppe, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple and Sree Siddaganga Mutt are the famous Hindu religious places of Tumkur. Some of the places nearby Tumkur are Chikballapur (76 km from Tumkur), Shivagange (26 km from Tumkur), Savandurga (57 km from Tumkur), Nandi Hills (69 km from Tumkur), Lepakshi (84km from Tumkur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bengaluru International Airport. It is located at a distance of 80 km from Tumkur.
Tumkur Railway Station, located in the centre of the city and Heggere Halt Rail Way Station (6 km from the town) are the nearest.
Tumkur city is well-connected along NH4 and NH206 to Bangalore, Gubbi, Koratagere, Kunigal and other major cities in the state by both Government and private buses. National Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Asha Travels are the best travel operators on this route. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.