Viratnagar in Rajasthan is soon developing as a much-sought after tourist hub because of its proximity to other attractive destinations like Jaipur, Sariska, Bhangarh, Alwar and Ajabgarh. Also known as Bairat, it got its name from its founder king Virata. There is an interesting history behind this town. It is said that before the Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata, the Pandavas deliberated their strategy in this town. Viratnagar is also known for its prehistoric natural caves.
Places to Stay
Viratnagar has all types of hotels ranging from budget to luxury. Some of the budget hotels that you can choose from are Hotel Trilok Palace (Tariff –Rs.699), Hotel Kalyan (Tariff –Rs. 859) and Krishna Palace (Tariff – Rs. 884).
Rajasthani and Hindi are widely spoken in this town.
The most important festivals celebrated in this town are Holi in March-April, Dushera in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Within Viratnagar itself there are a number of historical places to visit, apart from the prehistoric caves, Buddhist Stupa and some natural rock formations, which are in the shape of a human skull, an elephant head and an eagle head.
How to Get There
About 85 km away from Vitatnagar is Sanganeer airport, which is the closest to the town. Indira Gandhi International Airport (174 km) is yet another option.
The town has no rail head. People have to travel about 48 km to get to the nearest railway station in Mahwa.
You will get buses from Delhi, Jaipur, Alwar, Mewat and Sariska. State-run as well as private operators ply on this route. Get discount coupons for bus tickets to your favourite holiday destination by logging on to travel websites like Ticketgoose.com.