Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. It is the central power city. It has been described as the commercial capital of the state. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Indore, including IIM Indore and IIT Indore.
Budget Hotels in Indore
There are excellent hotels within 1-3 Km distance from Indore Sarwate Bus stand which include the Amaltas International Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 645 per day onwards), Central Apartment and Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 650 per day onwards), Crown Palace Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 3162 onwards) and Kanchan Tilak Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 1330 per day onwards).
Events in Indore
Some of the major events that happen every year include Anant Chaudas (September), Navratri fair (September/October), Ahilya Utsav (August) and Rangapanchami (March).
Marathi is the local language spoken in Indore. Some people also converse in Hindi and English here.
Places to See in Indore
There are various tourist places to visit in Indore. Some of them are located quite near to Indore Sarwate Bus Stand including Central Museum (1.9 km), Chhatris (1 km), Chokhi Dhani (1.5 km), Kanch Mandir (3.3 Km) and Lal Baag Palace (5.1 km).
How to Get There
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, is the central airport of Indore, located about 8 km from the city. It is the busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also serves as a hub for international cargo.
Indore Junction BG is the main railway station of Indore, located on Broad Gauge line. Its route is connected with Ujjain Junction to the North West, Indore Mhow to the south, Dewas Junction to the north and Khandwa Junction to the south east. It is well connected to major ports within the state and also with some of the major cities of India.
Indore has a well-developed transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, a PPP scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. Also, Indore City Bus is a road transport system run by Indore City Transport Services Limited or ICTSL. This transport system runs through 277 kilometres of road network in the Indore city and surrounding areas. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.
Tarapur is an industrial town that is situated 45 km from Virar in the state of Maharashtra. It is 96 km away from the Thane district in the Konkan region and is 110 km away from Mumbai. It is well connected to Mumbai by rail and road.
Places to Stay
Tarapur is a small town and so, does not have many hotels nearby. Homestays are available but for budget-friendly hotels one needs to visit the Boisar district which is nearby. Some of these hotels are Hotel Boisar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000), Hotel Sahara Residency (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000) and Hotel Sarovar (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000.)
The official language of Tarapur is Marathi. Other languages that are spoken here include Gujarati, Hindi and Sindhi.
Some of the popular festivals of Tarapur that are celebrated with great enthusiasm include Dussehra (October) and Deepavali (November.)
Places of Interest
The Tarapur Atomic Power Station is the most popular tourist attraction in Tarapur. Dahanu (16 km away), Bordi (30 km away), Pandharpur and Solapur are few other tourist spots that lie near Tarapur.
How to Get There
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (96 km away) is the nearest airport. The Pune airport is 191 km away from Tarapur.
Boisar (20 km off NH-8) is the railway station nearest to Tarapur. The Solapur Jn. is 7.8 km away from Tarapur.
There are regular bus services that ply from Tarapur to towns and cities such as Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Neeta Travels, Abhishek Travels and Sai Seema Travels are some of the good bus operators in this region. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.