A city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra, Satara is located near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary river Venna. Believed to have been established in the 16thcentury, Satarais one of the historical cities in Maharashtra. The name of the city was derived from the seven hills surrounding it. Satara is well known for its sweet,kandipedhe. The city has a unique statue of Shivaji standing near a canon at Powai Naka, which is distinctive since most statues ofShivaji depict him riding on a horse. The well-known Kas plateau located near here is now a World Natural Heritage site.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Satara. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atHotel Lake View (Tariff Rs. 1,470), Hotel Pooja Residency (Tariff Rs.600), and The Ambassador (Tariff Rs. 1,412)
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Marathi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
ShriChhatrapatiShivaji Museum (1km), Ajinkyatara Fort (5kms), Char BhintiHutatmaSmarak (1km), NatrajMandir (1km), SangamMahuli (5kms) and Kanher Dam (9kms)are places of interest near this city
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kolhapur
Satarahas its own railway station
Satara bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Shree Krishna Varun Travels, Gogte Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels and Amrutyog Travelsrun regular buses to and from the city. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.
Krishnagiri is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bangalore, the neighbouring state of Karnataka at a distance of 90 km north-west. Those travelling between Cuddalore and Bangalore can stop by at this place and explore a couple of interesting historical sites apart from grabbing a bite.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Velan International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), DSR Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Amaravathy Inn (Tariff – Rs. 400) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. Due to the area’s close proximity with Karnataka, Kannada is also understood and spoken.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places worth trying out in Krishnagiri are the Sayed Basha Hills, the Rama Temple (in Ramapuram), Krishnagiri Reservoir Project and others. Trekking and boating facilities are also provided to tourists on the outskirts portion. One can also visit Bangalore and explore Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park and Vidhana Soudha.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 112 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major nearby railway station at a distance of 80 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. SRS Travels is one of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Buses to Krishnagiri are available from Bangalore as well as Salem. Book your tickets online by comparing the bus ticket prices from several bus booking portals.