No mountains too high or places seemingly off-the-map can deter the devoted traveler. A wanderer true to the craft pursues it endlessly in the quest for new experiences. The undiscovered labyrinth of sights and sounds in Karnataka is the perfect playground- an idyllic, enticing setting for the traveler who marches to the beat of her/his own drum.
The seeker of offbeat experiences should chart a 542 km course from Bangalore to Yadgir. This erstwhile capital of the Yadava kingdom is embedded in rich historical and cultural traditions. The Yadavas, considered the earliest Muslim empire of South India, chose Yadgir as their capital from 1347 to 1425 A.D. It was also ruled over by other important dynasties in the South: the Satavahans, the Chalukyas of Badami, the Rastrkuta Shahis, the Aidil Shahis, and the Nizam Shahis.
The hills of Shahapur are not only a sight to behold, but their silhouette also mysteriously takes the shape of a sleeping Buddha against the backdrop of a blue Yadgiri sky! The sleeping Buddha in Yadgir attracts scores of Buddhist devotees from across the world.
Not too far away from Shahapur lies the Fort of Vanadurga, a fort that has been claimed by a thick forest and therefore, earning its name ‘Vanadurga’ or Fort of the Forest. The fort is a monument of love, built by Piddanayaka, the king of Surpur for his queen Venkammamba. Curious moon-shaped walls, inscriptions in the Devanagari script on the gates, and the remains of a few rooms can still be seen.
Pay a visit to the Sufi Sarmast Dargah in a small village called Sagar. The shrine is considered to be immensely sacred, drawing crowds in thousands each year. A famous temple of Shri Mailapur called Mailarlingeshwar is also a great place to visit, especially during the festival of Makara Sankramana.
Unravel the legacy of the Nayaks at the magnificent Shorapur Fort. The rule of the Nayaks from 1639 to 1857 left an everlasting imprint on the historical and cultural landscape of the Yadgir district. It was here that the last Nayak ruler made a final stand against the British invasion. British officer, Philip Meadows Taylor, later went on to build a massive bungalow here called Taylor Manzil. The bungalow, built on top of a hill, is also a popular attraction.
The Narayanpur Dam at Yadgir showcases the district’s emerging potential for development. The dam provides irrigation facilities for over 106.000 hectares of land.
The Experience Of OYO Hotels In Yadgir
OYO residences offer services across the spectrum such as free Wi-Fi, AC and non-AC rooms, running cold and hot water, 24-hour room service, complimentary breakfasts, along with conference rooms to banquet halls, and in-house restaurants.
OYO hotels in Yadgir will look after all your accommodation needs, guaranteeing a comfortable and peaceful stay. Aesthetically designed and clean, with essential amenities and security around-the-clock, the OYO hotels are your home-away-from-home.
The hotels are located close to major bus stands. Couples traveling together are more than welcome at the OYO residences in Yadgir.