Often referred to as the ‘The Gateway of Rajasthan’, Alwar is a picturesque city with its hills, lakes and temples contributing to its beautiful landscape. In fact, the city is very near the surrounding states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Referred to as ‘Ulwar’ during the British Raj, the city was a part of the princely state of Alwar. It has a rich mix of ethnicities such as Rajputs, Gujjars, Meena, Meo (Mewati Muslims) and Ahirs.
Places to Stay
Being a city, Alwar has a good variety and range of budget hotels among which Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Ankur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), and the Maharaja Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650) are worth exploring.
The official language of the city is Hindi. Being close to Haryana, Haryanvi is also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi, Hanuman Jayanthi, Dussehra, Diwali and the two Eid(s)
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in Alwar among which the ‘haunted’ fort of Bhangarh has booked the city a place in the international list of spooky places. Authorities ensure the restriction of people from being on the fort premises after sunset till sunrise. Other places of interest are the Jagannath Mandir, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Siliserh, Alwar Fort and others.
How to Get There
The closest airport to the city is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi at a distance of 163 km.
The city has its own railway station which connects it to some of the major cities in India such as Delhi and Mumbai as well as regional cities like Jodhpur.
Mostly buses run by the state-run RSRTC serve the city and connect it to other cities. Private services are also in the race with currently Shree Krishna Travels having services from the city to Delhi. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.
A town in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu,Pattukkottai is a part of the fertile Cauvery delta region. While a chiefly agricultural region, the town thrives mostly on fishing. Well-connected by road, the town is about 48kms from Thanjavur and the Bay of Bengal is just 12kms aways from this town. The town is well-known for its ancient sculptures and temples. The famous Manora Fort is located just 15kms from the centre of this town.
Budget Hotels in Pattukottai
There are many hotels in Pattukottai. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Abis Inn Apartment Hotel, Hotel Vanmathi Lodge and Lakshmi Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Events in Pattukottai
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Car Festival held during the Tamil month Panguniat the Nadi Amman Temple is popular in the region.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Pattukottai
ArulmiguThurgai Amman Temple (13kms), Manora Global Village and Fort (15kms) are some of the famous places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli
Pattukottai has its own railway station
Pattukottai bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Sri Renganathan Travels, Mariya Travels, Srm Transports, Parveen Travels and Anbu Travels run regular buses to and from the town. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.