Amet which was initially referred to as "Ambapur" is a historically significant town of the Rajsamand district of the state of Rajasthan. Amet gained notoriety when a Martian Crater was given its name. The population of Amet is around 17000. It is situated 575m above sea level.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Hotel Metro and Vrinda Hotel that offer affordable accommodation for under Rs 1500. However, it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Hindi is the local language spoken in Amet.
Places to Visit
The temple of VevarMahadev is a famous tourist attraction in Amet. The Aravalli hills surround the temple and are themselves a tourist attraction.
How to Get There
There are no easily accessible airports that provide access to commercial flights. Udaipur Airport located more than 100km away offers connections to major cities around the country.
Charbhuja Road Amet Railway Station is the main station in Amet. It provides connections to Marwar and Maveli. Farther destinations can be accessed from these stations.
Buses connect Amet to Ahmedabad, Surat, Deogarh, and Rajsamand. RSRTC Travels offer quality service and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.
Raj Nagar is an area in the temple town of Madurai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city centre lies at a distance of 6 km south across the Vaigai river. Situated south of several small lakes, the Sirumalai Reserve Forest is not too far either and is located at a distance of 91 km north. Being in Madurai, temple enthusiasts will also love to visit the place.
Places to Stay
Madurai, as a city, has a couple of good budget hotels. Some of these places which deserve mention are MR International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Taj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The area is not that remote, yet in terms of tourist sites, it has nothing much to offer. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the neighbouring urban hub of Madurai are Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Alagar Koyil and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 16 km.
The closest railway station is the Madurai Junction railway Station at a distance of 5 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the area are readily available from the centre of the city. The online bus ticket booking facility at Ticketgoose.com can save you a lot of time and energy.