Basar, Telangana

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Basar
బాసర
city
Basar Temple view
Basar Temple view
Basar is located in Telangana
Basar
Basar
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°53′N 77°57′E / 18.883°N 77.950°E / 18.883; 77.950Coordinates: 18°53′N 77°57′E / 18.883°N 77.950°E / 18.883; 77.950
Country  India
State Telangana
District Adilabad
Elevation 579 m (1,900 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,834
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Veda sila at Basara

Basar or Basara is a census town in Adilabad district in the state of Telangana, India. Basara is popular in India because of Saraswathi temple, which is only such temple in entire India.

Geography[edit]

Basar is located at 18°53′N 77°57′E / 18.883°N 77.950°E / 18.883; 77.950 It has an average elevation of 579 metres (1899 feet).

It is located on the banks of River Godavari and is famous for its Saraswathi temple in India. This temple is one of the very few temples of Goddess Saraswati in South India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Basar had a population of 3834. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Basara has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 61% of the males and 39% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Rail transport[edit]

Basar (Railway Station Code: BSX) is a railway station in Hyderabad Division of South Central Railway(SCR). Previously, Hyderabad Division operated a daily Meter Gauge Express between Secunderabad and Basar. Subsequently after the gauge conversion of Kachiguda-Manmad section of Hyderabad Division, the Express train was extended up to Nanded in Maharashtra. It has now the number 17639/17640 as Kachiguda-Akola Intercity Express. It is the last Telangana station on the Hyderabad-Nanded line. The next station Dharmabad, lies in Maharashtra.

Saraswathi temple[edit]

The Saraswathy Temple in Basar is a unique temple of Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Learning. Children are brought here to do the learning ceremony called Akshara Abyasam (in Telugu, this means "alphabet exercise").

It is situated about 200 km from Hyderabad and 34.8 km from Nizamabad. Basar is 600 km from Mumbai, by a train on the new Secunderabad – Mumbai Devagiri Express.[2]

Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) Basar[edit]

The town is also home to a University offering engineering courses. It was established in the year 2008. The course offered is a six year integrated engineering course. It is a state government college.

3 Star Hotels[edit]

Basara offers its tourists a holistic holiday tour through its historical temples and monuments. The star hotel located in the heart of this temple town has all the facilities according to the international standards with elegant Rooms and Suites, Luxurious Lounge, Function Halls (for Wedding), Restaurants, Resto-Bars, Sprawling Gardens and State-of-the-art Helicopter facility.

1.Indraprastha Basara Resort Hotel

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