A town in Ambala district of Haryana, Ambala is located near the Punjab border. The place is referred as the Twin city since it has two sub areas Ambala Cantt and Ambala City, The two subareas are nearly 3 kilometers away from each other. There are three main Gurudwaras are located in this region which include Manji Sahib Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Badshahi Bag Gurudwara. Ambala is a major pass over for tourists who plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ambala. Some of them are Hotel D.R. International (Tariff – Rs. 1631), Hotel Batra Palace (Tariff – Rs.1,500), Hotel Kwality (Tariff – Rs.1200) and Saugaat Regency (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Ambala is Punjabi. The other languages include Hindi.
The Important Festivals of Ambala is Lohri (January)
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ambala. Some of the places include Manji Sahib Gurudwara ( 4 kms from Ambala) , Sis Ganj Gurudwara (1 km from Ambala) Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, (4.2 kms from Ambala) Rang Mahal ( 12 kms from Ambala) and St Johns Cathedral (2.7 kms from Ambala).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport to Ambala is the Delhi airport. It is located about 200kms away from this city.
Amabala junction is considered to be the oldest. There are regular trains connecting to districts and cities like Jaipur, Pune, Indore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmadabad, Chennai and Howrah.
The state transport buses connects to Delhi on a regular basis. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Laxmi Holidays, Indo Canadian Transport and Moon Light Travels. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.
The capital town of the Kullu District, in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha - `the end of the habitable world`. Located on the banks of the Beas River, which is believed to nestle the fabled `Silver Valley`, Kullu is a broad open valley between Manali and Largi. Sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan range, Kullu is famous for the breathtaking beauty of its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards.
Places to Stay
There are great many hotels in Kullu that offer good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Some of them are the Derpoyn Guest House (Tariff-Rs. 1,082), Hotel Shivalik & Restaurant (Tariff-Rs. 1,991), Hotel Aroma Classic (Tariff-Rs. 721)
The prominent annual events and festivities in Kullu include the Dussehra, Pipal Jatra, Shamshi Virshu, Mela Bhuntar, Sainj Fair, Luhri Lavi, Anni Fair, Dalash Fair, Ganter Fair, Ghatasani Fair, Dhoongri Fair, Bhadoli Fair, Buddhi Diwali, Phagli Fair, Birshu Fair and the Sharhi Jatra.
The Language spoken in the valley is Kullu, a Western Pahari language spoken in many parts of Himachal Pradesh.
Places to Visit
Some of the tourist attractions in the place include Raison, Shoja (69kms), Kasol, Naggar (26kms), Kaisdhar (15kms) and the Chandrakhani Pass.
How to Get There
The Kullu-Manali airport is at Bhuntar town, situated on NH21; while the Chandigarh airport is the nearest large airport.
Being a hill-station Kullu is not approachable by rail. The nearest major railway station is at Chandigarh (235 km) away; while Joginder Nagar which is at a distance of 100 kms is a small railways station.
The Kullu bus stand is in the center of town and there are many great bus operators like Leo Travel Heights, Kanak Holidays, Himachal Volvo Bus and Mangalam Holidays and Travels. If you are booking bus tickets online check out for discount codes at Ticketgoose.com.