Bandipura is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Rajasthan. The picturesque Sariska National Park is also close-by at a distance of 63 km. The nearby major urban hub is the city of of Alwar which is located at a mere distance of 17 km. Mewat region, cutting across Rajasthan and Haryana, sits next door at a distance of 97 km.
Places to Stay
Being a village, a tourist who is not familiar with the place is forced to move to Alwar city which has a good variety and range of budget hotels. Some of these options which are worth trying are 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 tourist interest in Alwar. The ‘haunted’ fort of Bhangarh has successfully booked the city a place in the international list of spooky places. Local authorities ensure the restriction of people from being in the fort premises after sunset till the sunrise of the following day. 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 148 km.
The Alwar Junction railway Station is the major station in the area at a distance of 16 km.
Buses operating in the area are generally the state-run RSRTC. Private services like Shree Krishna Travels are also trying to gain a foothold. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.