A city in Maharashtra, Amravati is located the Deccan plateau. It lies mainly in Tapi basin and also along the valley of Wardha. This city is said to be the most populated area of Maharashtra. The name of the place has been derived from the ancient Ambadevi Temple. According to Hindu myths, this place belongs to Lord Indra. It is also said that Lord Krishna eloped and married Rukmani from the famous Ambadevi Temple.
Budget Hotels in Amravati
There are good budget hotels in Amravati. Some of them are Hotel Gouri Inn (Tariff – Rs1.500), Hotel Excel Executive (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Mehfil Inn (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Hotel Shripad Continental (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Amravati is Marathi. The other languages include English and Urdu.
Events in Amravati
The Important Festivals of Amravati is Ganesh Chaturthi (September) and Makar Sankranti (January ).
Places to See in Amravati
There are several places of tourist attraction in Amravati. Some of the places include Ambadevi Temple (1kms from Amravati railway station) , Balkrishna temple (4 kms from Amravati) Someshwar Temple (2 kms from Amravati), Murlidhar and Bhrahmachari Maharaj Temple ( 10 kms from Amravati), Wadali Talao ( 5 kms from Amravati), Shri Bhakti Dham Temple (1 5 kms from Amravati),
How to Get There
Amravati Airport, located in Belora. It is located 15 kms away from this city.
Amravati railway station is situated on the Nagpur-Bhusawal section.There are regular trains to Mumbai, Bangalore.
The state transport buses connects to some of the cities of Maharashtra. There are regular buses that ply to cities like Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Pune, Akola, Nanded, Aurangabad, Parbhani Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Akash Travels, Saini Travels and Mahalaxmi Travels. Now, you can book your bus ticket by using Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps
Gujarat, the forefront of progress and development, known for its rich history and culture also boasts of many small towns like Songadh. The town is divided into two parts, Junagam or the old town and Navagam-new town. Surrounded by hills and greenery, this places makes for a visual delight for any tourist.
Places to Stay
Songadh is a small town and one many not find hotels there but there are lodges and dharamshalas that one can look up.
Gujarati is the official language of the region; however Hindi and English are also spoken and understood by some.
Diwali and Dushhera are popular festivals and so is Makar Sankranti-the kite flying festival. There is a local festival called Gurjarvani, where around 7,000 tribesmen and women gather annually. Local festivals unique to the region bring out the finer nuances of the people in a cultural sense and that is what sets it apart from the rest of the country.
Places of Interest
Apart from the pristine beauty of the surrounding area, there are many places one can visit in Songadh like the Shri Sai Baba Temple, the Vrajeshwar Mahadev Temple, and the Songadh Fort. The Ukai Dam is around 11 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Songadh is in Surat around 95 km away.
Songadh has its own railway station. One can always check IRCTC for the same.
There are several local and private company that run regular buses here. Operators such as Shubham Travels (Tariff-Rs.300 onwards) and Hari Hara Travels offer good and reliable bus services. The town is well connected to the major parts of India. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.