Jalore is a small municipality in Rajasthan and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalore district. It was earlier known as Jabalipura-named after a saint Maharishi Jabali. It is famously known for the Jalore fort, which served as a safe keep for the treasures of its erstwhile rulers. It is also called the granite city of Rajasthan.
Places to Stay
The good budget hotels in Jalore are: Hotel Geetco, which is a three star hotel, Hotel Taanu (Tariff - Rs 1000), and Hotel Ravla Bhenswara (Tariff – Rs1500).
The official language of Jalore is Hindi.
The important festivals of Jalore are Holi in March, Vijay Dashmi Mela, which is a nine day festival in October, Jagrat Hanuman Jayanti, and Janmashtami in August.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Jalore including Jalore fort, Malik Shah’s mosque, Modra Mata Mandir, Jain temples of Adinath, Mahavira, Parsvanath, and Santinath-built in the 8th century. Mount Abu is also close by. Topekhana- once a cannon foundry, is a major attraction. A Heritage Haveli, about 18 km from Jalore is also an interesting place to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jalore is in Jodhpur, with frequent flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Udaipur.
The Jalore Railway Station is situated on the Raniwara- Samdari train route. The nearest major Railway station is the Jodhpur Railway Station.
Interstate Bus Services are quite reliable and connect Jalore to Jaipur, Udaipur, Baroda, Jaisalmer, Sirohi and others in Rajasthan. Popular private bus operators are SRS travels, Jain travels, and Mahadev Travels. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.