Sindaghi is a small village situated in the Bijapur district of Karnataka and has a taluka of the same name. It has 40 village panchayats under it. Its neighbour is Bijapur (28 km). Sindaghi has an agrarian economy. The people here are warm and friendly. Sindaghi has a predominantly Hindu population.
Places to Stay
Although there no hotels in Sindaghi, nearby Bijapur has a number of good budget hotel options. These include Hotel Pleasant Stay (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Megharaj (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Hotel Royal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Sindaghi is Kannada.
Sree Rama Navami, Ganesh Chathurthi, Maha Shivratri, and Navratri are celebrated with fervour here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Sindaghi. The Shiva Statue weighing 1500 tonnes and 85 feet tall is one of the tallest idols of Lord Shiva in Ukkali Road (31 km). The Golgumbaz in Bijapur (28 km) is a historical monument that attracts tourists from all over the world. And the Almatti Dam (81 km) is a popular scenic picnic spot here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sindaghi is Belgaum airport (209 km).
Morampudi is connected to Bijapur (28 km) on the Southern Railway line. All major trains to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and others frequent this station.
There are daily bus services to and from Udupi, Kundapur, Padubidri, Mangalore, Ankola, Bhatkal, Mumbai, Goa and other places in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Ganesh Travels and Tours, Raja Travels, and Paulo Travels. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.
A hill station in Karnataka, Madikeri also known as Mercara, lies on the Karnataka State Highway 88 that runs from Mysore to Mangalore. Being a hillstation there is no connectivity to rail heads or airports. Road is the only way to get to this town. Endless mountain ranges, coffee plantations and forests make this town a major attraction among tourists.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Madikeri. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Crystal Court and Eshwari Cottagethat offers rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
The MadikeriDasara is a ten-day celebration that has been happening for the last 100years. The other festivals are Kailpodhu, Kaveri Sankramanaand Puttari. The Karaga festival also starts during the same time as Navaratri.
Kodava Takk, Kannada, Byari, Bhashe and Gowda Kannada are spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The Madikeri Fort, Kote Ganapathitemple (2kms) and the Omkareshwara Temple located in the heart of the town are places to visit here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mysore (120kms)
The nearest railway station is at Hassan (115kms)
MadikeriBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Poornima Tours and Greenline Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.