Often referred to as the ‘The Gateway of Rajasthan’, Alwar is a picturesque city with its hills, lakes and temples contributing to its beautiful landscape. In fact, the city is very near the surrounding states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Referred to as ‘Ulwar’ during the British Raj, the city was a part of the princely state of Alwar. It has a rich mix of ethnicities such as Rajputs, Gujjars, Meena, Meo (Mewati Muslims) and Ahirs.
Places to Stay
Being a city, Alwar has a good variety and range of budget hotels among which Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Ankur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), and the Maharaja Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650) are worth exploring.
The official language of the city is Hindi. Being close to Haryana, Haryanvi is also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi, Hanuman Jayanthi, Dussehra, Diwali and the two Eid(s)
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in Alwar among which the ‘haunted’ fort of Bhangarh has booked the city a place in the international list of spooky places. Authorities ensure the restriction of people from being on the fort premises after sunset till sunrise. Other places of interest are the Jagannath Mandir, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Siliserh, Alwar Fort and others.
How to Get There
The closest airport to the city is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi at a distance of 163 km.
The city has its own railway station which connects it to some of the major cities in India such as Delhi and Mumbai as well as regional cities like Jodhpur.
Mostly buses run by the state-run RSRTC serve the city and connect it to other cities. Private services are also in the race with currently Shree Krishna Travels having services from the city to Delhi. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.
A panchayat town in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, Muthupet is located between Thirutturaipoondi and Pattukkotai. Adjacent to the Bay of Bengal and, Muthupet lies in the southernmost part of the Cauvery delta. Muthupet is well-known for its lagoon, which is rich in fish. Alayathi Kadu, a natural mangrove forest located in this town is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The 700-year-old Dargah Andavar Sheikh Dawood Khamil Oliyullh located here is visited by people irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
Budget Hotels in Muthupettai
There are not many hotels in Muthupettai. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Kasis Inn, VPK Lodge and Hotel Selvies in Thiruvarur that offers rooms from Rs.400 onwards.
Events in Muthupettai
Annual festivals like Ramzan, Christmas, Pongal and Diwali are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Muthupettai
The 700-year old Muthupettai Dargah, Udhayamarthandapuram Birds Sanctuary (8kms) and Muthuppettai Mangroves (boat ride) are some of the places to visit near Muthupettabus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli.
Muthupettai has its own railway station.
Muthupettai bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRM Transports, Sri Krishna Travels, Universal Travels, MJT Travels Trichy and Rathimeena Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Opt for online bus reservation through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from the confines of your home.