A town in Ambala district of Haryana, Ambala is located near the Punjab border. The place is referred as the Twin city since it has two sub areas Ambala Cantt and Ambala City, The two subareas are nearly 3 kilometers away from each other. There are three main Gurudwaras are located in this region which include Manji Sahib Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Badshahi Bag Gurudwara. Ambala is a major pass over for tourists who plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ambala. Some of them are Hotel D.R. International (Tariff – Rs. 1631), Hotel Batra Palace (Tariff – Rs.1,500), Hotel Kwality (Tariff – Rs.1200) and Saugaat Regency (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Ambala is Punjabi. The other languages include Hindi.
The Important Festivals of Ambala is Lohri (January)
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ambala. Some of the places include Manji Sahib Gurudwara ( 4 kms from Ambala) , Sis Ganj Gurudwara (1 km from Ambala) Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, (4.2 kms from Ambala) Rang Mahal ( 12 kms from Ambala) and St Johns Cathedral (2.7 kms from Ambala).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport to Ambala is the Delhi airport. It is located about 200kms away from this city.
Amabala junction is considered to be the oldest. There are regular trains connecting to districts and cities like Jaipur, Pune, Indore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmadabad, Chennai and Howrah.
The state transport buses connects to Delhi on a regular basis. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Laxmi Holidays, Indo Canadian Transport and Moon Light Travels. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.
Situated on the banks of the River Nethravathi, Dharmasthala is a temple town of Karnataka. The place is famous for its temple by the same name. Apart from the Dharmasthala Temple, Lord Manjunatha Temple, Manjusha Museum, Bahubali, Netravathi River Barrage, Shri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi and Badinede Betta are some of the major attractions in and around the town. The festival of Lakshadeepa held in November attracts a lot of devotees from all across the country. The capital city of Hyderabad is 854 km away from here.
Budget Hotels in Dharmasthala
Hotel Nethravathi Lodge Rajathadri Guest House, Saketha Guest House, Kamath Resort where you can enjoy ultimate hospitality coupled with fine cuisine.
Kannada is the official language of this area.
Events in Dharmasthala
Annual Jathre held in April and Deepotsava celebrated in November are the important festivals of Dharmasthala. Common festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Navratri (October) and Diwali (November) are also celebrated with great festivity.
Places to See in Dharmasthala
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped as Ammanavaru, Chandranath and Chandranath. The festival of “Dharma Daivas” was celebrated in April 2013. Chaitra Masa, Ashwayuja Masa and Karthika Masa are the other festivals that will be celebrated in the month of November, 2013.Shri Kshetra Manjunath Temple: This temple which is a kilometer from the Dharmasthala Bus stand is another important temple of the village.Manjusha Museum: The Dharmasthala Bus Stand is a kilometer from this museum which houses rare collection of scripts, religious instruments and objects like silver jewellery, bells.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport connecting Dharmasthala to important cities across India.
The Mangalore Railway Station is the closest railway junction to Dharmasthala.
Both state buses and private buses offer services in this region. Top private operators like SRS Travels and VRL Travels cater to this area. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.