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.
Takhatgarh is a small town in the Sumerpur Tehsil of the Pali district in Rajasthan. This city is considered to be one of the nine municipalities in the Pali district. It is situated closer to the
district border and is only 150 years old. Agriculture is the mostly common occupation practiced by people in this town.
Places to Stay
Natraj Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500), Hotel Geetco (Tariff-Rs. 1200), Hotel City Palace (Tariff-Rs. 1000), and Hotel Amar (Tariff-Rs. 1000) are some of the best accommodations available close by.
Hindi is the official language in Takhatgarh; however Marwari and English are also widely spoken languages in this area.
Deepawali, Holi, and Eid are the three main festivals celebrated here in Takhatgarh every year.Places of Interest Shri Kundeshwar Temple-located in the centre of the town, Mahadev, Jain Temple of Shri Adinath, and Baba Ramdevji Temple are some of the important temples situated here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Takhatgarh is Jodhpur Airport (103 km). It provides excellent international and domestic connectivity to all nearby major cities and countries.
Falna (28 km) and Jawai Bandh (34 km) are the two nearest railway stations to Takhatgarh.
There are many state owned bus services available to and fro to Takhatgarh. Rishabh Travels and Siddhi Vinayak are some of the top bus operators providing bus services from Udaipur to Takhatgarh at a regular frequency. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.