The district headquarters town of Katni in Madhya Pradesh lies on the banks of River Katni. This town has one of the largest railway junctions, railway yard and locomotive sheds in India. Lime and Bauxite are mined in abundance in this region. One of the ordinance factories is also located in Katni. National Highway 7, which is one of the longest in India, runs through this town.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels available around the vicinity of Katni. Some of these are Bandhavgarh Palace (Tariff – Rs.614), Hotel Surbahar (Tariff – Rs.317) and Hotel Akriti (Tariff – Rs.569).
The official language spoken in Katni is Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals here are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Dussehra in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few tourist attractions around Katni. These places include Bandhavgarh national park (33 km), Bahoriband Digamber Jain Kshetra (38 km), Pipraundh (5 km) and Neganwa, 8 km away from Katni.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Khajuraho Airport situated 198 km away from Katni.
Niwar Railway Station, which is 4 km away from Katni, is the nearest railway station.
Katni is well connected through a wide network of buses. Many travellers pass through this area to surrounding cities. Private bus operators such as Om Sai Ram Travels and Pooja Travels run buses from Indore, Nagpur and Bhopal to Katni. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.
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.