Chitaurgarh, also spelled as Chittorgarh, is a famous city in the state of Rajasthan. It is situated on the banks of Berach and Gambhiri River and is a district administrative headquarters. The place is well known to be the hometown of two great warriors namely Gora and Badal-famous for fighting many battles against Allaudin Khalji. It is also well known for several temples dedicated to Meera-a devotee of Lord Krishna. Chitaurgarh is home to the Chitaurgarh Fort-one of the biggest forts in India.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of hotels to stay in and around Chitaurgarh. Some of them are Hotel Meera (Tariff - Rs. 750) and Bhagwati Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000).
The official language spoken in Chitaurgarh is Hindi. English is also understood by the local people here.
Navaratri is the major festival celebrated for nine days here. Many pilgrims from different places pay a visit here during this time.
Places of Interest
The famous attractions to visit nearby Chitaurgarh are Chitaurgarh Fort (5 km), Rana Kumbha's Palace (4 km), Meerabai Temple, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Victory Tower, Padmini's Palace, Kalika Mata Temple, Chittaurgarh Museum, Vijay Stambh, Jaimal and Patta Palaces, Rani Padmini's Palace, and Rana Kumbha's Palace.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dabok Airport in Udaipur, which is located 70 km from Chitaurgarh.
Chitaurgarh Railway Station is the only station located within the town.
Chitaurgarh is well connected to major cities of India by the Golden Quadrilateral highway, Express Highway, National Highway No. 76 & NH 79. Chitaurgarh has a good number of local and private bus services to Jaipur, Bombay, and Delhi. Shrinath Travel Agency, Vinayak Travels Agency, and India Travels are some of the most popular private bus service providers passing Chitaurgarh to all major cities in India. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets.
A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.