A town in the southern part of Karnataka, Chitradurgais known as the ‘stone fortress’ because of the bold rock hills, picturesque valleys and huge towering boulders that can be seen in the region. Chitradurga is located at the junction of NH-4 and NH-13. The place is a well-known archaeological site and it has great number of monuments and temples that date back to several centuries.
Places to Stay
Chitradurga has a great number of hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Amogha International Hotel, Gaviranganatha Swamy Hotel and Hotel Ayyengaroffer rooms for Rs. 700 onwards.
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Chitradurga Fort (1.2kms), Sampige Siddalingeshwara Temple (1.2kms), Banashankari Temple and Ankali Mutt (1.2kms), Bruhanmutt (3kms), Ingaladalu (2kms), Aadumalleshwara (5kms), Thamatekallu (8kms) and Jogimatti (10kms) are some of the places to visit near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Chitradurga is the Hubli Airport (214kms)
Chitradurga has its own railway station
Chitradurga bus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Raj Tour and Travel, Neeta Tours and Travels and VRL Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.
Jalore is a small municipality in Rajasthan and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalore district. It was earlier known as Jabalipura-named after a saint Maharishi Jabali. It is famously known for the Jalore fort, which served as a safe keep for the treasures of its erstwhile rulers. It is also called the granite city of Rajasthan.
Places to Stay
The good budget hotels in Jalore are: Hotel Geetco, which is a three star hotel, Hotel Taanu (Tariff - Rs 1000), and Hotel Ravla Bhenswara (Tariff – Rs1500).
The official language of Jalore is Hindi.
The important festivals of Jalore are Holi in March, Vijay Dashmi Mela, which is a nine day festival in October, Jagrat Hanuman Jayanti, and Janmashtami in August.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Jalore including Jalore fort, Malik Shah’s mosque, Modra Mata Mandir, Jain temples of Adinath, Mahavira, Parsvanath, and Santinath-built in the 8th century. Mount Abu is also close by. Topekhana- once a cannon foundry, is a major attraction. A Heritage Haveli, about 18 km from Jalore is also an interesting place to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jalore is in Jodhpur, with frequent flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Udaipur.
The Jalore Railway Station is situated on the Raniwara- Samdari train route. The nearest major Railway station is the Jodhpur Railway Station.
Interstate Bus Services are quite reliable and connect Jalore to Jaipur, Udaipur, Baroda, Jaisalmer, Sirohi and others in Rajasthan. Popular private bus operators are SRS travels, Jain travels, and Mahadev Travels. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.