Dausa is a city in Rajasthan. It is also known as Dev Nagari. The city is well-known for its rich cultural tradition of Hela-Khayal Dangal, a musical style which is unique in the city and the district of Dausa. It is also a popular tourist destination in the state.
Places to Stay
Some good budget options in Dausa are Ravat Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Avadh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Umaid Lake Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1800).
Hindi is the official language spoken in Dausa.
Basant Panchmi Mela is organised in February annually where along with worship of prominent deities there is also a large market for essentials and a number of rural entertainment options. Dolchi Holi is celebrated in the month of March with local rituals.
Places of Interest
Abhaneri, with its many medieval monuments like Harshat Mata Temple and Chand Baori (Step Wall), Bhandarej for its sculptures, terracotta utensils and lattice work from ancient times, and Sikandra, famous all over the world for its sandstone carvings, are must visits. There are places of great natural beauty in the city like Khawaraoji Fort which is surrounded by hills and Jhajhirampura, famous for temples of Shiv, Hanuman and other deities.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Dausa is located in the state capital of Jaipur, 55 kms away.
Dausa is easy to reach on the rail network, since it is on the Agra-Jaipur and Delhi-Jaipur route. Dausa railway station (about 17 kms from city centre) and Bandikui Junction (52 kms from Dausa city centre) are the important stations here.
Delhi Transport Corporation and private operators like Shrinath Travel Agency and Raj Travels are popular choices. Get a cheap bus ticket by logging on to several bus booking portals.
Vijay Nagar is a city located in the Bellary district of north Karnataka. Its residents are very religious judging by the number of temples and holy sites one can find here. It is close to Hampi, a historical place famous for its temples. The term Vijay means ‘Victory’, and Nagar means ‘City’.
Places to Stay
Vijay Nagar offers several good budget hotels. Abhimaani Vasathi (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Roxel Inn Moonstone (Tariff-Rs. 1000), and Hotel Vande Mahtaram (Tariff- Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels here.
The official language here is Kannada. Locals also understand English.
As this is a holy city, one can witness religious events happening here round the year. Every temple in this place organizes prayers to their deity every month. Dussehra is a big event here and is celebrated with much grandeur.
Places to Visit
Lotus Mahal, The Royal centre (2 km), Vittala temple, Hemakuta temple, the Sacred Center, Elephant Stables, and Ramachandra temple- these are just a few places to visit in Vijay Nagar.
How to Get There
Bangalore International Airport is the to Vijay Nagar city.
Vijay Nagar has well connected railway lines to major cities and towns.
There are numerous buses to and fro to Bangalore and other cities. Bus number 61 is direct from city of Vijay Nagar. When you book your bus ticket online you don’t need to go to ticket counters and stand in long queues.