Varanasi is considered the holiest of India’s seven holy cities. It is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest ion India. Varanasi is referred by many sobriquets including, “the city of light” and “the city of learning”. Gautama Buddha is believed to have delivered his first sermon in Varanasi. It is sometimes called Benaras or Kashi.
Places to Stay
Many hotels in Varanasi are suitable for budget travellers which include the City Inn (Rs 900), Hotel River Place (Rs 700) and Hotel Padmini International (Rs 1200)
Dhrupad Mela, celebrated every year in February-March is one of the major events in Varanasi. Mahashivrathri held in February is one of the major festivals celebrated here.
Hindi is the local language spoken in Varanasi. English and Urdu are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Varanasi are Ramnagar Dashashwamedh Ghat, Annapurna Temple all located within 15 kms.
How to Get There
Varanasi is served by Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, which is approximately 26 km from the city centre in Babatpur. Domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other cities are available here.
Varanasi Junction, commonly known as Varanasi Cantt Railway Station, is the city's largest train station. It is one of the busiest train stations with over 200 hundred passing through each day.
NH2, NH7 and NH56 run through Varanasi connecting it to major centers such Delhi, Kanpur, Kolkata and Agra as well as Lucknow. The best bus operators that offer quality service include UPSTRC, Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.
Yellapur is a small town located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It is at an average elevation of 541 metres above mean sea level. Situated in the North Kanara district, it is a Taluka headquarter which belongs to the Belgaum Division. The town is known for its pleasant weather and picturesque scenery. Sirsi, Shiggaon, Hubli, and Dharwad are the cities nearby Yellapur.
Places to Stay
Yellapur has a number of comfortable and budget friendly accommodation options. Some hotels in Yellapur are Banana County (Tariff – Rs. 1800) and Pai’s Sambhram Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300) among others.
The official language of Yellapur is Kannada. The other languages spoken in Yellapur are English and Hindi.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Yellapur is known for its picturesque falls which are Satoddi Falls and Magod Falls. Jenukallu Gudda (17 km) is also another important tourist attraction.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Yellapur is the Hubli Airport, which is located at a distance of 63 km.
The nearest major railway station from Yellapur is the Dharwar Junction, which is 66 km away.
Yellapur has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Bangalore, Dharwad, and Goa among others. Private operators such as SRS Travels and VRL Travels ply comfortable, reliable and reasonably prices busses on this route. Book online bus ticket in advance from Ticketgoose.com for a hassle-free travel.