Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh was formed in 2000. A historical town, which was once ruled by the Maurya dynasty, it has several places of interest in the city as well as close by. Some of the nearby must visit tourist destinations are Sirpur, Radha Krishna Temple, Anand Prabhu and Kudi Vihar.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Raipur. Some of them are Hotel Punjab Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel VW Canyon (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Shubh (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Jagdish (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Raipuris Chhattisgarhi. Other languages spoken are Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Raipur are Holi (March), Diwali (November), Dussehra (October) and Makar Sankranti (January).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Raipur. Some of them are Birgaon (7 kms), Bhilai (34 kms) and Durg-Bhilai Nagar (23 kms).
How to Get There
Raipur Airport is just 14 km from the city.
Raipur Junction Railway Station sits 2 km from the city.
Raipur and Durg are well connected with each other via road and only stand 40 km apart. The nearest bus stand is just a kilometer away from the city. There are options for local travellers to commute via local buses which are operated by Chhattisgarh Roadways and travel from Raipur to nearby cities. You can conveniently book a bus ticket through online bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.
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.