Shirur is a small city located along the banks of River Kukadi. Situated in Maharashtra’s Pune district, this area had witnessed the battle between the Marathas and the British. Shirur lies on the Pune-Ahmedabad Highway. Pune is 69 km away and Mumbai is 201 km away from this city. Areas that surround this city are Daund, Shrigonda, Parner, and Khed.
Places to Stay
As Shirur is a small locality, people stay in Daund 58.3 km away from Shirur. Some of the hotels located here are Hotel Maharaja Inn (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Anuradha Palace (Tariff – Rs.860), and New Firangai Lodging (Tariff – Rs.715).
The languages spoken in Shirur are Marathi, Hindi, Marwari, and Kannada.
The important festivals celebrated in Shirur are Makar Sankranti in January, Holi celebrated in March, Jiviti Puja held during July-August, Ganesha Chaturthi in August, and Diwali celebrated during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist attraction around Shirur. People prefer visiting Pune, as this is where most of the historical monuments are located; some of the interesting places are Aga Khan Palace (7 km), Shaniwar Wada (400 m), Sinhagad Fort (30 km), and Katraj Snake Park (9 km) from Pune.
How to Get There
Lohegaon Airport is 55 km away from Shirur.
Shirur does not have any railway station. The nearest railway station is in Visapur, 33 km away from the city.
There are regular state-run and private buses from Pune, Daund, and Shrigonda to Shirur, which connect the city to other cities and towns. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.
Gangavathi is a town, municipality and taluka (administrative division) in the Koppal district (which was earlier the part of district Raichur) of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated close to Tungabhadra dam.Gangavathi is a commercial centre and a major focal point for the rice milling industry. It is also known as Rice Bowl of Karnataka.
Budget Hotels in Gangavathi
There are few places to stay in Gangavathi which are also economical.They include Hotel Sarvesh Gangavathi (Tariff Rs 665 onwards), Satkar Deluxe Lodge (Teriff Rs 500 onwards), Hotel Brundavan (Rs 500 onwards), Hotel Sarvesh(Rs 500 onwards) [All within 1 KM from Gangavathi Bus Stand]
Events in Gangavathi
Pongal, Ugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali are mojor festivals at Gangavathi. It mostly falls on January 14 as per English calendar. Yugadi or Ugadi falls on a different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunar calendar and is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India.Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in August-September is one of the most awaited events in Gangavathi.
Kannada is the local language at Gangavathi.
Places to See in Gangavathi
Gangavathi is well connected with famous tourist spots. The notable tourist attractions near Gangavathi are:Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south-west of the town, which includes the Virupaksha Temple, the villages of Kanakagiri and Anegundi, and gurus' tombs at Nava Brindavana.
How to Get There
Nearest Airport to Gangavathi is Bellary (77 KM away) and another major airport is Bangalore International Airport which is around 360 KM from Gangavathi.
Nearest Railway Station is Hospet which is 45 KMs away and another major Railways Station is Koppal.
Gangavathi is connected by road to Hampi, Hospet, Bangalore ,Hyderabad ,Mantralayam , Hubli and Bellary. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs buses to chief towns and cities in Karanataka. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets.