Ghaziabad is a small city in Uttar Pradesh and was founded in 1740 by the Vizir Ghazi-ud-din. The city is home to one of the premium management institution i.e. Indian Institute of Management. It is also referred to as the “Gateway of UP”. It is a part of the National Capital Region of Delhi with a large and planned city well connected with roads and railways.
Places to Stay
The budget hotel options in Ghaziabad are Hotel RK Residency (Tariff- Rs. 501), Samrat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1001). Other premium hotels are Hotel Clarks Inn Apple Tree (Tariff – Rs. 3,000) and Hotel Pushpa Vilas (Tariff-Rs. 5,000).
The languages spoken in Ghaziabad are Hindi and Urdu.
Some of the prominent festivals celebrated here are Ramnavami, Naga Panchami, Holi, Janmashtami, Kartikpurnima, Id-ul-Fitr, Muharram, and Dasserra.
Places of Interest
Garhmukteshwar is one of the primary tourist spots on the shores of river Ganga. Some of the other historical and cultural destinations include Pragati Maidan Crafts Museum, Kaseri mound and Sai Baba shrine.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (45 km).
The Ghaziabad railway line is important in terms of local trains and as well as national rail routes which connects Meerut, Aligarh, and Mathura etc.
The UPSRTC connects various cities like Agra, Jhansi, and Meerut to Ghaziabad. Wide range of private bus services with A/c, Non A/c, Sleeper categories are also available. Shrinath Travel Agency operates Non-AC semi sleeper service from Jaipur to Ghaziabad for Rs 450 per seat. Daily non AC bus service from Bulandshaher costs Rs 94 per passenger. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.
Bareilly is a significant city in the Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. It stands on the Ramganga River and is the capital to the Bareilly division and the Rohilkhand division. It is the centre for furniture, cotton, cereal and sugar manufacturing. Historically, Bareilly’s name first came up in the Mahabharata. Lying in the Ganges plains, the city is known for its moderate climate. Its current population is over 9 lakh. It is one of the fastest growing cities owing its economy to trade and commerce.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as East Lite Hotel, Hotel Swarn Towers within Rs 1400.
Eid, Krishna Ashtami, Maha Sivarathri, Ugadi, Vijaya Dashami, Diwali and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Hindi is the primary language spoken.
Places to Visit
Bareilly has Ram Nagar Fort, Bareilly Fort, and Hari Mandir within 25 km of the city.
How to Get There
At a distance of 250 km, is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and Pantanagar is about 70 km from Bareilly which offers direct flights to New Delhi.
There are sic railway stations that serve Bareilly. It is one of the cities that have been well connected by rail lines since the 19th century. Passengers can find connectivity to several cities and towns.
Bareilly has access to NH24 and NH74 which connects it to Dehradun and New Delhi. State buses and private operators carry smooth operations. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.