Tumkur is a beautiful industrial town located in the administrative district of Karnataka state. It lies along NH 206 at a distance of 70 km northwest of Bangalore. Tumkur traverses great number of river valleys and fascinating hills with 4000 feet more spreading along the landscape. You can see forested slopes of Devarayanadurga hills with its unique wild life species. The best season to visit Tumkur is during October to March.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels to stay in Tumkur. Few of them are Naveen Regency hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Woodlands Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Dwaraka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300)
The most common and local language in the city is Kannada. English is the alternate language.
Pongal is held annually in the month of mid January.
Places of Interest
Pavagada Fort, Aralaguppe, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple and Sree Siddaganga Mutt are the famous Hindu religious places of Tumkur. Some of the places nearby Tumkur are Chikballapur (76 km from Tumkur), Shivagange (26 km from Tumkur), Savandurga (57 km from Tumkur), Nandi Hills (69 km from Tumkur), Lepakshi (84km from Tumkur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bengaluru International Airport. It is located at a distance of 80 km from Tumkur.
Tumkur Railway Station, located in the centre of the city and Heggere Halt Rail Way Station (6 km from the town) are the nearest.
Tumkur city is well-connected along NH4 and NH206 to Bangalore, Gubbi, Koratagere, Kunigal and other major cities in the state by both Government and private buses. National Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Asha Travels are the best travel operators on this route. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.
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.