A city in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh, Bhilai is located 25 kilometres west of the capital Raipur, on the main Howrah–Mumbai rail line. The city, which is situated in eastern central India, has the National Highway 6 passing through it. Famous for the Bhilai Steel Plant, the largest in the country, the city is the only manufacturer of rails in India. Bhilai Nagar is a planned township that has won the Prime Minister's Green Environment Trophy ten times.
Places to Stay
Bhilaihas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand;Hotel Kusum (Tariff- Rs. 661), Hotel Shakun (Tariff-Rs. 650) and Hotel Harsh (Tariff-Rs. 882) are some of them.
Annuals festivals like Christmas, Dussehra, Diwali and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Hindi is the local language spoken here.
Places to Visit
The MaitriBagh zoo and a park established by the Bhilai Steel Plant is a place to visit with 2kms of the bus stand. There are two huge man-made water lakes right next to the zoo.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Swami Vivekananda Airport (Raipur –35kms)
Bhilaihas its own railway station
BhilaiBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Dolphin Bus Service, Pooja Travels and Mahendra Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Ticketgoose.com is a popular bus booking site from where you can get your tickets easily.
Angallu is a small village in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It comes within the Rayalseema region of the state. The temple town of Tirupati is not very far off and is located at a distance of 110 km. People going from Bangalore to Tirupati and vice-versa can always stop by at this village to grab a bite or sip a cup of tea.
Places to Stay
The best place for putting up in the region is Tirupati. Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying are KVP Residency (Tariff – Rs. 750), ASR Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 950), Hairtha Srinivasam Complex (Tariff – Rs. 500) and VIP Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of Angallu is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The best place in the region to see around is the city of Tirupati. Some of the sites worth a visit are Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Yogimallavaram Shiva Temple, Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Chandragiri Fort and the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park (the second largest zoo park in the continent).
How to Get There
The nearest airports are the Bangalore International Airport and the Tirupati Airport at distances of 109 and 127 km respectively.
The Bangarapet Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 88 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Angallu to different cities in the region. National Travels and SRS Travels are among the popular private bus operators. Ticketgoose.com enables its customers to get cheap bus tickets online.