Idanre is a historic town in Ondo State, Nigeria. The town was established at the foot of the scenic Idanre Hill which is of unique cultural and environmental significance, and attracts many tourists. The town is about 20 km (12 mi) southeast of the state's capital Akure. It has an area of 1,914 km2 (739 sq mi) and a population of about 129,000 as of the 2006 census.
Idanre is mainly a Yoruba-speaking town, and as with many other towns of its nature, majority of the population are engaged in farming and trading. Not only are they engaged in farming, they also farm mostly in the area of cocoa, and as a result, Idanre is the largest cocoa producing area of Nigeria. It is important to bear in mind that though majority of the people speak the general Yoruba language, they commonly communicate in their local dialect.
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By plane edit
From Lagos to Akure by plane then take a cab .The journey is approximately 1hr or a little over and cost 40,000-60,000 Naira.It is the most expensive but fastest
By taxi edit
Shared Cabs from Motor parks or chartered ,journey last about 4hrs and could be fun while you see lots of landmarks and chat with fellow passengers .Cost range from 10,000-25,000Naira.
By train edit
Train Rides from Lagos to Oshogbo then you take a taxi to Idanre from Osogbo,this is the longest way to get to Idanre at 9hrs 30 mins .Cost range from 20,000-40,000 Naira
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- 1 Idanre Hills. The Idanre Hills are one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria. The hills reside at about 3,000 ft (910 m) above sea level and host a unique ecosystem upon which the cultural landscape has been integrated. It includes such cultural sites as "Owa's Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Apaara) and burial mounds and grounds".
- 2 Owa of Idanre Monumental Palace, Idanre. The residence of the present Owa Of Idanre ,the paramount ruler and monarch of Idanre His Royal Majesty Oba Fredrick Adegunle Aroloye Arubiefin IV who is the twenty-sixth (26th) Owa of Idanre.The Palace use to be on the hill as the town but they all relocated down the hill years ago.
- 1 Idanre Hill Peak, 1 Nice St, Elebisere Rd, Idanre, ☏ . 8AM-6PM. A historical destination, it has an extraordinary landscape, ideal for hiking. It is serene and absolutely breath-taking! It has a great mountain view. Bring a bottle of water, shades, sunscreen, sneakers and insect repellent.
You would probably found available in most places in Nigeria, all the major mobile phone service networks but with varying degree of reliability and usability. Often times, it is customary to experience network outage for all or some of the mobile phone service providers. Such situation is particularly common in small cities/towns or in some remote areas of a city. And do not be surprised too that in some cities or towns, different networks tends to be more stable and reliable in different locations of the city at varying times.
In all, if you are planning a visit to this town, be sure to plan on having multiple SIMS, preferably for all the mobile service providers as you can't tell which will be more stable and reliable at a time in your location. And if you will risk not having one, you might be better off not dropping the MTN network, because,from record, they seem to perform well than the others, though their rates may be high and their offers and services might be stringent, but you might be more assured of seamless voice and data connection. The various broadband cellular network available include 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, but the coverage of the 4G network is not widespread
Glo (Globacom) boasts of fast network speed for internet browsing activities, but that might only be enjoyable in limited locations. Airtel is fairly satisfactory for all you might need, including rates and network stability. As for 9mobile, they also perform well in internet browsing speed but not without locational limitations.