Bandikui is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The picturesque Sariska National Park is also close-by at a distance of 72 km. The nearby urban hub of Alwar is also near at a mere distance of 67 km. The religiously diverse region of Mewat (spread across Rajasthan and Haryana) is also 146 km away.
Places to Stay
Being a village, one will have to move to Alwar city which has a good variety and range of budget hotels among which Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Ankur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Imperial Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 300) and the Maharaja Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650) are worth exploring.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Haryanvi is also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October, Dadri Mela in October-November, Diwali in November 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 in 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 Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur at a distance of 101 km.
The Alwar Junction Railway Station is the major station in the area at a distance of 65 km.
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 Alwar to Delhi. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.