The second largest city in the Indian State of Rajasthan was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the Kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Places to Stay
There are beautiful places to stay in this marvellous city which include: The Blue House Hotel (charges Rs 1568 Onwards, 1.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Station Road), Hotel Haveli (charges Rs 1011 and above, 1.9 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Nai Sarak), Park Plaza - Jodhpur (Rs 4574 Onwards, 3.6 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Hotel Suncity International (Rs 1374 onwards, 3 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Kothi Heritage (Rs 2825 and above, 2.5 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on NH-112).
Marwar Festival :The most popular Jodhpur Festival - Marwar Festival, is Celebrated in the month of September-October in memory of Heroes of Rajasthan.Jodhpur Nagaur Fair:This is the second largest Fair in India which is celebrated during the month of January - February. It is popularly known as Cattle Fair of Nagaur.Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival:Started few years ago this festival has gained immense popularity. It is held on 14th of January every year.
Main languages of this region are Hindi, Marwari and Rajasthani.
Places to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort which is 4.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand is one of the most beautiful and main tourist spots in Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada which is 4 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand, Bal Samand Lake and Palace which is 10 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand and Kaylana Lake which is 9.1 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is the prominent Airport in Rajasthan and is connected to the major cities.
Jodhpur Railway Station is well connected to Major Cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior and Jaipur. The railway station is also the originating point for various trains like Jodhpur – Indore Express, Jodhpur – Chennai express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Mandore Express, Suryanagri Superfast Express etc
Jodhpur is connected by Road to all major cities in Rajasthan. Outer States are also well connected like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra. Rajasthan Roadways is providing Volvo bus service to major cities. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.
Singhana, a remote mountainous village is located in Buhana of Jhunjhunu district, Rajasthan. The entire region is surrounded by mountains and is a dry arid area. Singhana is 56 km away from Jhunjhunu and 165 km away from its capital, Jaipur. Cities that lie around this village are Mahendragarh, Pilani, Neem-Ka-Thana, and Narnaul. The Rewari-Narnaul-Singhana road passes through this region.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels available in Singhana. There are budget hotels in Jhunjhunu. Some of the hotels are Hotel RTDC (Tariff – Rs.614), Babul Aziz Guest House (Tariff – Rs.600), and Teej Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700).
The people of Singhana speak in Rajasthani and Hindi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Singhana are Kite Festival in January, Maha Shivratri in February-March, Holi in March, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Singhana has many historical places, temples, monuments and structures around its vicinity. Some of these are found in Narnaul, 32 km away from this area; they are Jal Mahal (5 km) Chor Gumbad 1.5 km within the radius of Narnaul, and Maa Chamunda Devi Mandir 3 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Singhana is about 158 km away in New Delhi.
There is no railway station in Singhana. Chirawa Railway Station, which is 29 km away from this village, is the nearest railway station.
Buses are available from Narnaul and Mahendragarh to other parts of the state. Private bus operators like Apex Travels ply on the roads between Jodhpur and Singhana. You can book bus tickets online from Ticketgoose.com, one of the leading bus booking portals.