Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa, is also called the temple city because of the many houses of worship that dot the town. The most popular one is the 'Shri Durga Maa Mandir' that attracts devotees from across the country. Its nearby must-visit tourist spots are Paika Nagar, Cuttack and Khordha.
Budget Hotels in Bhubaneswar
There are good budget hotels in Bhubaneshwar. Some of them are Hotel Grand Central (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Sun Green Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Deepali International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Richi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Bhubaneshwaris Oriya. Other languages spoken are Hindi, Bagheli and English.
Events in Bhubaneswar
The important festivals of Bhubaneshwar are Holi (March), Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Durga Puja (October) and Diwali (November).
Places to See in Bhubaneswar
Some of the tourist attractions in Bhubaneshwar are Nandan Kanan National Park (13 km), and Cuttack (23 km).
How to Get There
Bhubaneswar Airport is just 4 km away from the city.
Bhubaneswar Railway Station is also about 4 km away.
Bhubaneshwar is directly linked to Cuttack (23 km) by road. Bhubaneshwar Bus Station is the closest bus stand, situated 2 km away from the city. Commuters can choose between local or private buses run via Orissa Roadways to travel from Bhubaneshwar to nearby places. You can now get bus tickets from several bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com
Kolar is a small city in the state of Karnataka. It is also the district headquarters, and is famous for its gold mines. Kolar is well known as the land of silk, gold, and milk. It is also considered to be the location of the battle between the Chalukyas and Cholas kingdoms. According to the census of 2011, the Kolar Township has a population of 138,553.
Places to stay
Hotel Shri Shanthi Sagar (Tariff- Rs. 1000), and Morritt Farm Holidays (Tariff- Rs.1000) are some of the hotels available here.
Kannada is the local language here in Kolar. Other languages spoken here are Urdu, Tamil, and Teulgu.
Ugadi and Sankranti are the two popular festivals celebrated in Kolar.
Places of Interest
Antharagange(5 km) - a holy stream that flows through the mouth of a bull statue; also known as Shatha Shringa Parvatha Someshwara Temple (43 km)-which is constructed in the beautiful Dravidian architecture, are few note worthy sites here
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kolar is the Hindustan Airport.
The district headquarters has a railway station linking two terminals. One can travel to Bangalore via Bangarpaet from Kolar. Trains are also available for Chikkaballapura via Srinivaspura from Kolar.
There are many bus services that connect Kolar with other major cities in India. Bus operators such as Kesineni Tours and Travels provide daily bus services to Kolar. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.