Pilani is a small town in Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region. It is surrounded by small villages and is an educational hub. It is well known because of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, which is a world class institution, and one of the best colleges in the country. Pilani has typically has extreme climate; the months of March and October are a good time to visit, as the weather is more pleasant.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Pilani like Sitaram Bhandar YatriNivas (Tariff – Rs.1200), Dalmia Guest House (Tariff – Rs1.500) and Nishant Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Pilani is Hindi. Since this is a small town, not many people speak English.
The important festivals in this region are Gaur, Diwali in the month of October, Holi in March, and Teej in August.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist interest in Pilani like Birla Museum, Saraswati Temple, Shivaganga canal, and temples like Ram Mandir and Durga Temple. The BITS Pilani campus is also worth a visit. There are many villages around Pilani that are interesting like Khedla, 2 km away, and Brahmanoki Dani, 10 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Pilani is Delhi, 210 km away. Delhi airport is well connected to various cities across India, and several international destinations as well.
There is no railway station in Pilani. The closest railway station is Chirawa, 16km away. It is served by the North Western Railway, but there are not too many direct trains to this place.
Pilani Bus station is within town and has daily regular buses to Delhi, Jaipur and parts of Haryana. Interstate buses are very reliable, and the popular private tour operators are Bharat Transport and Shree Maruti Travels. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.