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 mining and power generation township in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, Neyveli is one of the modern, well-planned townships in the country. A Township that was developed after lignite mining started in the region; Neyveli houses power plants that generate a large percentage of thermal power in the state. Well-connected by rail and road, the township has many places of worship and also has some of best educational institutions in the region.
Budget Hotels in Neyveli
There are many hotels in Neyveli. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Radha, Blue Diamond Hotel and Restaurant and Sri Venkateswara Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
Tamil is commonly spoken in this region
Events in Neyveli
All annual festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. Thaipoosam festival at the Villudayanpattu temple of Lord Murugan and the 'Panguni Uthiram' festival for the Lord Murugan at Villudayanpatti Temple are special in Neyveli.
Places to See in Neyveli
The samathi of Saint Vallalar Sri Ramalinga (7kms), the Natarajar Temple, which has the largest Panchaloha idol and the first in Asia, the 600-year old Khasi Vishwanathar temple at Vadakku Vellur, a mosque, church and Jain temple are located within 1km of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Puducherry
Neyveli has its own Railway Station
Neyveli Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like KPN Travels, Hindusthan Travels, ARC Travels and Universal Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.