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.
Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. It is the central power city. It has been described as the commercial capital of the state. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Indore, including IIM Indore and IIT Indore.
Budget Hotels in Indore
There are excellent hotels within 1-3 Km distance from Indore Sarwate Bus stand which include the Amaltas International Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 645 per day onwards), Central Apartment and Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 650 per day onwards), Crown Palace Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 3162 onwards) and Kanchan Tilak Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 1330 per day onwards).
Events in Indore
Some of the major events that happen every year include Anant Chaudas (September), Navratri fair (September/October), Ahilya Utsav (August) and Rangapanchami (March).
Marathi is the local language spoken in Indore. Some people also converse in Hindi and English here.
Places to See in Indore
There are various tourist places to visit in Indore. Some of them are located quite near to Indore Sarwate Bus Stand including Central Museum (1.9 km), Chhatris (1 km), Chokhi Dhani (1.5 km), Kanch Mandir (3.3 Km) and Lal Baag Palace (5.1 km).
How to Get There
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, is the central airport of Indore, located about 8 km from the city. It is the busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also serves as a hub for international cargo.
Indore Junction BG is the main railway station of Indore, located on Broad Gauge line. Its route is connected with Ujjain Junction to the North West, Indore Mhow to the south, Dewas Junction to the north and Khandwa Junction to the south east. It is well connected to major ports within the state and also with some of the major cities of India.
Indore has a well-developed transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, a PPP scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. Also, Indore City Bus is a road transport system run by Indore City Transport Services Limited or ICTSL. This transport system runs through 277 kilometres of road network in the Indore city and surrounding areas. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.