Perched at an altitude of 358 metres above mean sea level is Sindhanur. It is a town in the Raichur District of Karnataka. Renowned for being one of the largest revenue making towns in Karnataka, Sindhanur belongs to the Gulbarga Division. Also a Taluka headquarter, it is situated 379 km away from the state capital of Bangalore. Hampi, Hospet, Mantralayam, Aihole, and Pattadakkal are the cities nearby Sindhanur.
Budget Hotels in Sindhanur
Sindhanur doesn’t have good accommodation options. So it is recommended that tourists opt for hotels in Bellary instead. Some of the hotels in Bellary are Bala Regency Hotel (Tariff-Rs 1000), Ashok Comforts (Tariff-Rs 600), and Marchad Residency (Tariff-Rs 600) among others.
The official language of Sindhanur is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Telugu and Urdu.
Events in Sindhanur
Holi in March and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places to See in Sindhanur
Some tourist spots in and around Sindhanur are Mukkunda (22 km), Roudkunda (18 km), and Salagunda (20 km) among numerous others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sindhanur is the Hubli Airport, which is 207 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Sindhanur is the Bellary Junction, which is situated 80 km away.
Sindhanur has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Bengaluru and Bellary among others. Apart from local buses, private operators such as VRL Travels, SRS Travels, and Meenakshi Travels also ply on this route. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.