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.
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.