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.
Moodabidri, a small town in Mangalore in Karnataka, is well known for its Jain Temple, Saavira Kambada Basadi. This temple is also known as the Thousand Pillars Temple. The Solapur-Mangalore Highway and the Mulki-Belthangady State Highway converge at this town. A few of its nearby cities include Mangalore (33 km) and Bantwal (26 km) away from this town.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels available in Moodabidri. These hotels are Pancharatna International Hotel (Tariff – Rs.711), Hotel Ballal Tourist (Tariff – Rs.900) and Hotel Kadal (Tariff – Rs.400).
The languages spoken in Moodabidri are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Byari and Urdu.
The important festivals in Moodabidri are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi during August-September, Navratri in October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist attractions in Moodabidri like the famous Saavira Kambada Basadi within the town, Guru Basadi Jain Temple (1 km) and Church Of Holy Cross (9 km). There are also other religious centers and local attractions.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport, which is located 30 km away from Moodabidri, is the closest from here.
There is no railway station in Moodabidri. The nearest railway station, Mulki Railway Station is located 25 km away from this town.
Nearby cities have regular state-run and private bus services to this town. There are daily bus trips from Bangalore/Dharwad to Moodabidri run by private bus operators such as Sugama Travels, VRL Travels and Durgamba Travels. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.