Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for its shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer was founded in the late 7th century A.D. by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan of Chauhan dynasty. Ajmer has evolved as a manufacturing and trade centre for cotton, woollen textiles, leather, shoes, hosiery, and pharmaceutical products. Poultry is a major source of livelihood for farmers here. The place is well known for its Mayo College that was founded by the British. Ajmer is well connected through rail and road.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ajmer. Some of them are Sagar Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900 onwards), Sahil Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Gulab Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), Ajmeru Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards).
The official language of Ajmer is Rajasthani. The other languages spoken here are Hindi and English.
The important event of Ajmer is Urs festival held in May.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ajmer. Some of the places include Anasagar Lake (4.3 km), Foy Sagar Lake (8.4 km), Pushkar Lake (14.7 km), and Kishangarh (34.6 km).
How to Get There
Jaipur International Airport is the closest to Ajmer and sits approximately 137 km away.
The nearest Railway Station is at Ajmer which is about 2 km away.
There are bus services to Ajmer from Jaipur, Delhi, Surat, Ahmedabad and other major cities. Rishabh Travels and Kalpana Travels offer good bus services. Get bus ticket online offer to your favourite destination through Ticketgoose
Palanpur is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat. It is 126 kms from state capital Gandhinagar towards south. The city is one of the largest cities in North Gujarat after Mehsana. Palanpur is known as "flower city" because of perfumes (Itar) available here. It is also known for its textile retail market and diamonds. A number of primary industries including dairy & marbles are situated in or around the city.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palanpur Cappal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Way Wait Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Bilipatra (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Green Woods Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Palanpur is Gujarati. People also speak Hindi.
Navratri (October), Diwali (October or November), Holi (March), Vasant Panchmi (January / February), Rakshbandhan (August) and Uttarayan (January) are the important festivals celebrated in Palanpur.
Places to Visit
Some of the places to visit are Balaram Palace (31 kms), The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (15 kms), Sun Temple (96 kms), Gayatri Temple (5.2 kms), Jain temples (1.2 kms), Ambaji temple located in Ambaji (55 kms) Kedarnath Mahadev Temple (32 kms) and Balaram Mahadev temple (14 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (142kms)
Abu Road Railway Station is nearest major railway station (53 kms) to Palanpur.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and some private travel services have regular buses to Palanpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sifat Tours & Travels, Soni Tours & Travels, Shreenath Travelers and Neeta Tours and Travels. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.