Ashta is a small village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a part of the Sehore district of the Bhopal division. It lies in the midst of an interesting triangle comprising Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain. It lies exactly midway between the cities of Ujjain and Indore. The nearest urban agglomeration is Bhopal at a distance of 82 km.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Asta, Bhopal has numerous lodging options. Some of the options which are worth a try are Ranjeet Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Silver Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Gaurav Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Hotel Sonali Regency (Tariff – Rs. 650).
The official language of Asta is Hindi. Urdu is also used in some areas of the region.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. However, the state in itself is a haven of tourist attractions, often referred to ‘Hindustan-ka-Dil’ or the heart of India. The neighbouring city of Bhopal has a couple of tourist attractions among which Van Vihar National Park, Taj-ul-Masjid, Bharat Bhavan and Lower Lake are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Raja Bhoj Airport at a distance of 78 km.
Bhopal Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 80 km.
Both state transport as well as private buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Get the best bus ticket booking offer on Ticketgoose.com
Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and also the financial capital of India. It has many sobriquets like ‘The City of Dreams’ and ‘The city which never sleeps.’ The name ‘Mumbai’ is derived from Mumba or Maha-Amba, which is the name of the Goddess Mumbadevi and ‘Aai’ which in Marathi means Mother. The city was earlier known as Bombay, before being officially changed to Mumbai in 1995.
Budget Hotels in Mumbai
There are good budget hotels in the city of Mumbai. Some of these are the Eden Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 250 and 3 km from International Airport), Hotel Anjali Inn (Tariff – Rs. 970 and 7 km from Domestic Airport), and Hotel Good Luck (Tariff – Rs. 990 and 15 minutes from the International Airport).
The official language of Mumbai is Marathi. Other languages spoken here are English, Hindi, Gujarati as well as Urdu.
Events in Mumbai
Mumbai is well known for its night life. Occasions like the New Year celebrations are renowned. Major festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid as well as Navratri are celebrated with great pomp and grandeur here.
Places to See in Mumbai
There are plenty of places to visit in Mumbai. Prominent among them are The Gateway of India (29 km from Airport), Marine Drive (28 km from airport), Bandra Bandstand (13 km from airport) among other places.
How to Get There
The Mumbai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. It has a domestic as well as international terminal. It is located 26 km from the southernmost part of the city, Colaba.
The three main railway terminals in Mumbai are Mumbai Central (9km from Colaba), Bandra Terminus (15 km from Colaba) and Victoria Terminus (3 km from Colaba).
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