Being the capital city, Delhi is a city of two diverse worlds —Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi was formerly the capital of Islamic India with narrow lanes, old magnificent havelis and mosques, while New Dehi which was earlier ruled by the British Raj is modern state with spacious garden avenues and plenty of government buildings. Delhi which was once ancient Indraprastha —the capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata , is now the largest commercial city and major political centre of India.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Delhi. Some of them are Hotel Delhi City Centre (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Picasso (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Formule 1 (Tariff – Rs.1000) Hotel Golf View (Tariff – Rs.2500).
The official language Delhi is Hindi The other languages spoken include English, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalm.
The Important Festivals of Delhi is Mahavir Jayanti ( March), Guru Nanak's Birthday (November), Durga Puja October , Holi( March) Krishna Janmastami (August), Maha Shivratri (March) and Eid ul-Fitr (July).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist interest in Delhi . Some of the places include Akshardham Temple ( 4kms from busstand), Jama Masjid ( 3 km from bus stand) , Qutab Minar ( 19 kms from Delhi station), Safdarjang Tomb (2.4 kms from bus stand), India Gate, Jantar Mantar ( 3kms from bus stand) ( 10 kms from bus stand), Birla Mandir ( 5kms from bus stand), Red Fort ( 20 kms from North of Delhi) and Parliment House (3 kms from bus stand)
How to Get There
Indira Gandhi International Airport, is located at the southwest of Delhi.
There are five railway junctions in Delhi. They are New Delhi railway station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla.
The state owned Delhi transport is most popular means of transport for the public. There are many buses that connect to various cities . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include RS Yadav Travels, City Land Travels and Rishabh Travels. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.
A small city in the Jaipur district in Rajasthan, Kotputli is a municipality. This is a very old and historic place and was a part of Matsya. Many building in Kotputli have been constructed by Raja Sardar Singh. This is one of the fast growing cities in Rajasthan where industrialisation has reached great heights. This city is at a distance of 105 km from the state capital of Jaipur.
Place to Stay
Some good budget hotels are available in the nearby locality, namely, Rajdhani Tourist Motel (Tariff - Rs. 1250), Shakti Resorts (Tariff - Rs. 2135), etc.
The official language of this city is Rajasthani. The alternate languages spoken are English and Hindi.
The best time to visit is during the festive season of Diwali (November), Dussehra (October), Holi (March), etc. as the Shree Sarun Mata Temple is filled with thousands of pilgrims during this time.
Place of Interest
Shree Sarun Mata Temple is a very famous pilgrim spot founded by Rao Bhopalji in 1276. It attracts many pilgrims throughout the year. Other tourist places like Narnual, Sariska, Alwar are also lessthan 50 km from this city.
How to Get There
The closest airport is Sanganeer Airport at a distance of 120 km.
The nearest railway station to Kotputli is 10 km away. However, Alwar Railway Station is the major railway station, 50 km from Kotputli.
There are daily buses from Jaipur, Indore, Betma, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, etc. Some of the best bus services to provide a comfortable ride include Anagha Travels, Mint Travels, Raj Travels, etc. Through bus booking offers you can get a lot of discount while booking your tickets.