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 city and a municipal board in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known as ‘The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’. The city is located 20kms north of the holy city Haridwar. The sacred river Ganges leaves the Shivalik Mountains through Rishikesh and flows out into the plains of northern India. There are several temples located on banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. Nicknamed ‘the world capital of Yoga’, Rishikesh is considered a holy city by Hindus; hence is vegetarian by law.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rishikesh. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hill Top Swiss Cottage(Tariff-Rs. 961), Rishikesh Sadan (Tariff-Rs. 1110) and Hotel Ganesha Inn (Tariff-Rs. 1718)
All annual festivals like Diwali and Dussehra are celebrated here. The International Yoga Festival, Basant Panchmi and Holi are the most popular in the city
Hindi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Lakshman Jhula Sunset, Ganges view from Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula Bridge across the Ganges are some of the main attractions located close to the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Dehradun
Rishikesh has its own railway station
Rishikesh bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Crown Travels, Metro Travel, A.G.Holiday and Air Lines Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.