Betma is a small town from the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is an old town from the Malwa region and is believed to have been around since the 11 century AD. Indore (27 km) is the city nearest to Betma. The name ‘Betma’ comes from the Hindi words ‘baith’ meaning sit and ‘ma’ meaning mother. Betma has many places that are interesting for tourists.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Betma, Indore (which is nearby) has several budget hotels that tourists can choose from. Hotel Omni Palace Indore (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500), Hotel Kanchan (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) and Diamond Boutique Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) are a few of them.
The official language of Betma is Hindi.
The important festivals of Betma are the Hindu festivals of Holi, Navratri and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Ghat Bilod is close to Betma and there are several places that can be visited by tourists there including the Gomateshwar temple (32 km), shrines that are dedicated to the 24 tirthankaras and the Bada Ganapathi temple (32 km.)There are also some smaller temples in Betma that can be visited.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Betma is the Indore airport which is located about 27 km away from the town.
Betma is connected to Madhya Pradesh and beyond by trains that arrive at the Indore Junction.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Ankleshwar, Aspur, Badnawar, Banswara, Baroda, Bharuch, Bilwara, Chittor, Chotila, Dahod, Devgarh, Gangapur, Jaisamand, Nadiad, Nagda, Rajkot, Ratlam and Surat (among others.) The best bus operators in this region are considered to be Multani-Sona Travels, Gagan Travels and Dhariwal Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.
The largest city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has earned a reputation and recognition for its textile industry. Due to rapid growth in textile industry, it has earned a tile as the Manchester of the East. There are quite a few interesting places in and around Ahmedabad.
Budget Hotels in Ahmedabad
There are good budget hotels in Ahmedabad. Some of them are DRH Regency (Tariff – Rs.1500), Hotel Madhuvan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Damjis (Tariff – Rs.1700) and Hotel Marshall (Tariff –1900).
The official language Ahmedabad is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Ahmedabad
One of the Important Festivals of Ahmedabad is Uttarayana (January).
Places to See in Ahmedabad
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. Some of the places include Lake Kankaria (4 kms from Ahmedabad),Bhadra Fort (7.5 kms from Ahmedabad),Dada Hari Vav (18 kms from Ahmedabad),Shaking Minarets (8 kms from Ahmedabad),Akshardham Temple (7 kms from Ahmedabad),Sidi Sayed Mosque(18 kms from Ahmedabad) and Kankaria Lake (3 kms from Ahmedabad).
How to Get There
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located 15 kms away from the city. The airport is situated 8 km from Ahmedabad railway junction.
Ahmedabad railway junction is also called as Kalupur Station. The railway line connects to major destinations of Gujarat. The other stations in Ahmedabad include Maninagar,Vatva, Gandhigram, Asarva, Chandlodia, Kali gam, Vastrapur, Sabarmati, Sarkhej, Naroda and Aaml.
Ahmedabad has buses well connected to all the major destinations of Gujarat. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Angel Tours & Travels and Jay Bhavani Travels. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.