Secunderabad is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in close proximity to Hyderabad prompting them to be referred to as twin cities. It has a population of over 2 lakh people whose literacy rate is well above the national average. Secunderabad is a major commercial hub and is home to numerous industries and companies.
Places to Stay
Low and mid range budgets such as Hotel Brahma, Sri Eashwar Lodge, Hotel Gem and Santosh Boarding and Lodging Hotel within Rs 1400.
Christmas, Holi, Idd-Ul-Fitr, Krishna Ashtami, Maha Sivarathri, Ugadi, Vijaya Dashami, Milad-Un-Nabi, Muharram and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Telugu and Urdu are the most commonly used local languages in Hyderabad. English and Urdu are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit are all in Hyderabad such Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace and Falaknuma Palace which is further than 40km from Secunderbad.
How to Get There
At a distance of 37km, is Hyderabad International Airport in Delhi which offers direct and connecting flights to the rest of India.
Secunderbad Railway Station is the oldest and largest railways stations that have been serving the Indian Railways. Passengers can find connectivity to several cities and towns from here with ease.
Secunderbad bus stand is a major hub for road transport in the state. Along with this Jubilee and Rathfile bus stop play a major role in transport services. APSTRC and Kamakshi Travels offer smooth operations across the state and further. When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.
A historical town in Maharashtra’s Sholapur district, Sangola or Sangole, as it is referred to by the locals, is a part of Pune division. Located close to the borders of Satara, Sholapur district and Sangli district, it lies at the junction of state highways (SH) 161, 3, and 71. It is believed that six Ingoles, Babaji Lakhmoji Ingole and his five sons, formed this town around the 14th or 15th century. They built a fort in the town, thus it got the name Sangole, meaning six (Saha) Ingoles. Sangola is also renowned for its pomegranates.
Places to Stay
Sangola has very few options when it comes to accommodation. But you will find good budget hotels in Pandharpur, which is 33 km away. Some of them are Shri Rawool Maharaj Bhakt Niwas (Tariff –Rs.500), Hotel Aishwarya (Tariff –Rs.800) and Vitthal Inn (Tariff –Rs.1,100).
The official language of Sangola is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken here.
The animal market held every Sunday is one of the major events here. Other festivals celebrated in Sangola are Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Sangola has a fort, which is a major tourist attraction. Other places of interest here include Ambika Devi Temple (1.6 km), Nazare (20 km), Balwadi (20 km), Shri Mhasoba Mandir (23 km), Sant Chokhamela Samadhi (30 km) and Pandharpur (33 km).
How to Get There
Sholapur Airport, which is 91 km away, is the nearest one from the town.
Sangola Railway station is just a kilometer away from the town centre. But the major railhead connecting this town to other cities is Sholapur railway Station, which is 84 km away.
Buses are available from Mumbai, Sholapur, Pandharpur, Sangli and Satara. Samat Tours and Travels is one of the top operators catering to passengers on this route. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.