Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.
A small hamlet in the Puri district in Odisha, Jankia is at a distance of 41 km from the state capital, Bhubaneshwar. The nearby cities include Khordha, Puri, Jatani and Bhubaneshwar. The town is famous for its numerous Hindu temples with the closest being the famed Jagannath Puri Temple, 40 km away.
Places to Stay
Jankia has an offering of both luxury and budget hotels for visitors. Most of these hotels have an arrangement of tour and customised services. Reservations can be made online.
The official language of Jankia is Oriya. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
The places around Jankia celebrate many religious events the most famous being the Konark Dance Festival which is celebrated from 1st to 5th December every year. The other huge event is the world famous ‘Rathyatra’ of Lord Jagannath which is better known as ‘Yatra’ and ‘Ghosha Yatra’, held in the second week of June upto July every year.
Places of Interest
The key tourists attraction in Jankia are found in the nearby cities like Puri (30 km from Jankia), Bhubaneswar (41 km from Jankia), Konark (52 km from Jankia), Nandan Kanan Nantional Park (52 km from Jankia and Chilika (53 km from Jankia) famous for the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins and more than 160 species of migratory birds.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jankia is the Bhubaneshwar Airport (36 km from Jankia).
The railway stations close to Jankia include Tapang Railway Station (11 km), Dhaulimuhan Railway Station (11 km), Golabai Railway Station (12 km) and Kanas Road Railway Station (12 km).
There are daily bus services to Jankia from Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and West Bengal. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.