Allahabad, the metropolitan city in state of Uttar Pradesh, also known as Prayag (place of offerings), is the seventh most populous city in Uttar Pradesh. It plays the host to the largest religious gathering in the world, The Kumbh Mela, which is celebrated every twelve years.
Places to Stay
Allahabad has many budgeted hotels which are close to Allahabad Central Bus station (Civil Lines Bus stand) like Hotel U. R.(Tariff – Rs. 1400-1600), Hotel Santosh Palace(Tariff – Rs. 900-1200), Hotel Suncity – 1km (Tariff Rs. 1000-1300) and Hotel Raj &ndash (Tariff – Rs. 900-1100).
The Magh Mela, an annual and a holy affair for Hindus falls during the month of January. Dussehra is celebrated widely inAllahabad and occurs in the month of October.
Hindi is the official language of Allahabad. English is spoken too.
Places to Visit
The Allahabad fort, is a popular tourist attraction (6km from civil lines bus station). The gigantic Ashoka Pillar is 6km from Civil Lines bus station. Other famous places include The Hanuman Temple (1km from Civil Lines bus station) and The Jawahar Planetarium (5km from Civil Lines bus station).
How to Get There
The Bamrauli Airport of Allahabad is 12km from the city centre and offers domestic flights.
The Allahabad Junction (railway station) is 2km from the Civil Lines bus station. The other railway stations are Prayag Station (4km from Civil Lines bus station), Allahabad Junction (2km from railway station), and Daraganj Station (6km from Civil Lines bus station).
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates buses from here to other major cities. The Allahabad Central Bus Station (Civil Lines Bus station) is the major bus stand, located at the city centre. Some famous bus operators are Ganpati Travels and Jai Shiv Shankar Teerath Yatra Co. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.
Vidisha is popularly known as Bhilsa in the medieval period of India's history. Vidisha is located in the district of Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh in India. It is located in the Bhopal Division. The history of this city has great relevance in the history of India. There are several ancient monuments like Udayagiri Caves and Khambha Baba. The distance between Vidisha and Bhopal is 58 km. The nearby famous places are Udaypur and Gyaraspur.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Vidisha. Some of them are Hotel Sambodhi (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Virat Sagar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Motishree (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Laksh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Vidishais Hindi. Other languages spoken are Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi and English.
The important festivals of Vidisha are Diwali (November), Holi (March), Guru Nanak Jayanti (November) and Dusshera (October).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vidisha. Some of them are Raisen (25 km from Vidisha), Mandideep (64 km), Bhopal (55 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bhopal Airport (61 km) from the town.
The closest railway station is Vidisha Railway Station (0 km) from the town.
Vidisha is well connected to Sanchi by road. The distance between Vidisha and Sanchi is 9 km. There are regular bus options for local travellers to commute via bus from Vidisha to nearby places like Mandideep, Raisen and Bhopal. The closest bus stand is Vidisha Bus Stand at a distance of 1 km from the city. Tourists can book tickets in advance with the help of travel operators like KP Travels or Bhagyashree Travels. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.