Guna is a district in Madhya Pradesh located 180 km toward Bhopal. It was a part of the ancient Avanti Kingdom. In the early 18th century, it was conquered by the Marathas and later remained as a part of the Gwalior Kingdom. Located on the banks of River Parbati, Guna is the gateway to Malwa and Chambal. Guna shares border with Rajasthan. The British used to pronounce Guna as Goona or Goonah. The literacy rate was 65% in the year 2011.
Places to Stay
The budget hotels in Guna are Hotel Siddharth (Tariff – Rs. 400-1500) and Jain Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Language spoken in Guna is Hindi. English is the secondary language.
Festivals and events celebrated are Navratri, Khajurah Festival of Dance (February and March), Shivratri Mela, Holi, Tansen Music Festival (November/December) and Lokrang Festival (26th January).
Places of Interest
Guna is a city of temples and forts such as Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram, Hanuman Tekri, Bajran Garh (a fort), Jainagarh and Bishbhuji Temple. Nearby places to Guna are Raghogarh-Vijaypur (27 km away), Ashok Nagar (39 km away) and Sironj (79 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhopal Airport which is a 168 km distance from Guna. It has domestic flights to cities such as Gwalior, Indore, Delhi and Bangalore.
The Guna Railway Station has trains running it such as Indore-Gwalior Express (11125), Sabarmati Express (19166), Gorakhpur Express (15046) and Ujjaini Express (14309) to Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal and Ujjain.
Guna is well-connected with the RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation) to cities like Ashoknagar and Raghogarh-Vijaypur. Other private bus services such as Hans Travels, Sanjay Travels are the daily bus service providers to Dewas, Jhansi, Agra and Gwalior with a fare of Rs. 200 onwards. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.
A historic place and major city in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is famous for its Fort. Gwalior is one of the largest cities of Central India and is often referred to as the tourist capital of the state that is known to be the heart of the country. The city has a great number of historic monuments that attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Places to Stay
There are great many hotels available to stay inGwalior. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Surbhi (Tariff- Rs. 1500) and Hotel Grace (Tariff- Rs. 1370) located close to the bus stand.
MakarSankranti is celebrated with a 'Kite Festival' on 14 January every year. Gwalior also celebrates Rang Panchami, DashaharaVijayadashami, Gauri Puja Hartalika and Ganesh Chaturthi in a unique way. The people of the city conduct carnival of floats at different locations in the city throughout the year.
Hindi is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The TelikāMandir and Sun Temple (5kms), the MaharajBada market (1km), Rani Lakshmibai’s tomb (3kms) and the Tighra Dam (15kms) are great places to visit in this city.
How to Get There
Gwalior has its own airport
Gwalior has its own railway station
Gwalior Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Hans Travels and Sanjay Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the city. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.