Being the capital city, Delhi is a city of two diverse worlds —Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi was formerly the capital of Islamic India with narrow lanes, old magnificent havelis and mosques, while New Dehi which was earlier ruled by the British Raj is modern state with spacious garden avenues and plenty of government buildings. Delhi which was once ancient Indraprastha —the capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata , is now the largest commercial city and major political centre of India.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Delhi. Some of them are Hotel Delhi City Centre (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Picasso (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Formule 1 (Tariff – Rs.1000) Hotel Golf View (Tariff – Rs.2500).
The official language Delhi is Hindi The other languages spoken include English, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalm.
The Important Festivals of Delhi is Mahavir Jayanti ( March), Guru Nanak's Birthday (November), Durga Puja October , Holi( March) Krishna Janmastami (August), Maha Shivratri (March) and Eid ul-Fitr (July).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist interest in Delhi . Some of the places include Akshardham Temple ( 4kms from busstand), Jama Masjid ( 3 km from bus stand) , Qutab Minar ( 19 kms from Delhi station), Safdarjang Tomb (2.4 kms from bus stand), India Gate, Jantar Mantar ( 3kms from bus stand) ( 10 kms from bus stand), Birla Mandir ( 5kms from bus stand), Red Fort ( 20 kms from North of Delhi) and Parliment House (3 kms from bus stand)
How to Get There
Indira Gandhi International Airport, is located at the southwest of Delhi.
There are five railway junctions in Delhi. They are New Delhi railway station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla.
The state owned Delhi transport is most popular means of transport for the public. There are many buses that connect to various cities . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include RS Yadav Travels, City Land Travels and Rishabh Travels. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.
A city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district of Punjab, Ludhiana is located 100kms west from state capital Chandigarh on NH 95. The largest city in the state, Ludhiana is centrally located on NH1 that passes from Delhi to Amritsar. In 2009 the World Bank ranked Ludhiana as the city in India with the best business environment. The city is a major agri-products producer, centre for dairy product packaging and a major consumer shopping centre.
Places to Stay
There are many places to stay near Ludhiana bus stand. Some of them are Hotel Samrat (Tariff- Rs. 900),Hotel Nanda (Tariff- Rs.1,024) and Hotel Maharaja (Tariff-Rs.613).
Lohri, Basant Panchami, Holi and Baisakhi are celebrated here.
Punjabi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Nehru Rose Garden, Hardy's World (Amusement park), Guru Nanak Bhawan, Rural Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum and Gurdwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara are great places to visit within 1-5kms from the bus stand.
How to Get There
Sahnewal Airport (Ludhiana Airport) is the local airport serving the city of Ludhiana.
Ludhiana has its own Railway Station.
Ludhiana Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Libra Travels, Banjara Satguru Travel, R.S Yadav Travels and Indo Canadian Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Opt for booking your tickets in advance and get cheap bus tickets from several travel portals.