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.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.