The second largest city in the Indian State of Rajasthan was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the Kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Places to Stay
There are beautiful places to stay in this marvellous city which include: The Blue House Hotel (charges Rs 1568 Onwards, 1.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Station Road), Hotel Haveli (charges Rs 1011 and above, 1.9 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Nai Sarak), Park Plaza - Jodhpur (Rs 4574 Onwards, 3.6 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Hotel Suncity International (Rs 1374 onwards, 3 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Kothi Heritage (Rs 2825 and above, 2.5 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on NH-112).
Marwar Festival :The most popular Jodhpur Festival - Marwar Festival, is Celebrated in the month of September-October in memory of Heroes of Rajasthan.Jodhpur Nagaur Fair:This is the second largest Fair in India which is celebrated during the month of January - February. It is popularly known as Cattle Fair of Nagaur.Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival:Started few years ago this festival has gained immense popularity. It is held on 14th of January every year.
Main languages of this region are Hindi, Marwari and Rajasthani.
Places to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort which is 4.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand is one of the most beautiful and main tourist spots in Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada which is 4 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand, Bal Samand Lake and Palace which is 10 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand and Kaylana Lake which is 9.1 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is the prominent Airport in Rajasthan and is connected to the major cities.
Jodhpur Railway Station is well connected to Major Cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior and Jaipur. The railway station is also the originating point for various trains like Jodhpur – Indore Express, Jodhpur – Chennai express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Mandore Express, Suryanagri Superfast Express etc
Jodhpur is connected by Road to all major cities in Rajasthan. Outer States are also well connected like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra. Rajasthan Roadways is providing Volvo bus service to major cities. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.
A city in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, Siwani is known for its agricultural market. It is a part of Hisar division. It is about 262 km away from its capital city, Chandigarh. Its nearby cities are Bhiwani (60 km), Churu (107) and Jhunjhunu (109 km). If you are in the city, do not miss the Siwani mandi or market, where you will get fresh agricultural produce at dirt cheap prices.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Siwani, but Bhiwani has several options that are worth trying. Some of them are Shenai Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 1,000), Alpna Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and HSTDC Baya Bhiwani (Tariff –Rs.1,500).
Hindi and Haryanvi are widely spoken in Siwani.
Lohri in January, Baisakhi in April and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated in Siwani.
Places of Interest
Siwani has several temples worth visiting in and around the city. Other places of interest include Kikral (6 km), Naloi (11 km) and Gurera (11 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Siwani is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, which is 182 km from here.
Siwani has its own railway station, which is just 2 km away from the city centre.
Buses are available from Hisar, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Bhiwani. Rathore Travels and Mahadev Travel Agency are some of the top operators plying its buses on this route. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.