A city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district of Punjab, Ludhiana is located 100kms west from state capital Chandigarh on NH 95. The largest city in the state, Ludhiana is centrally located on NH1 that passes from Delhi to Amritsar. In 2009 the World Bank ranked Ludhiana as the city in India with the best business environment. The city is a major agri-products producer, centre for dairy product packaging and a major consumer shopping centre.
Places to Stay
There are many places to stay near Ludhiana bus stand. Some of them are Hotel Samrat (Tariff- Rs. 900),Hotel Nanda (Tariff- Rs.1,024) and Hotel Maharaja (Tariff-Rs.613).
Lohri, Basant Panchami, Holi and Baisakhi are celebrated here.
Punjabi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Nehru Rose Garden, Hardy's World (Amusement park), Guru Nanak Bhawan, Rural Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum and Gurdwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara are great places to visit within 1-5kms from the bus stand.
How to Get There
Sahnewal Airport (Ludhiana Airport) is the local airport serving the city of Ludhiana.
Ludhiana has its own Railway Station.
Ludhiana Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Libra Travels, Banjara Satguru Travel, R.S Yadav Travels and Indo Canadian Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Opt for booking your tickets in advance and get cheap bus tickets from several travel portals.
Hanumangarh is a district in Rajasthan which is 390 km from Jaipur. The city is towards northern side of the state and lies on the bank of river Ghaggar. Earlier it was known as Bhatner and the majority of its population was Bhati Rajputs. Bhati Rajputs made up 70% of the population (according to statistics from2001) and the literacy rate was 67%.
Places to Stay
Convenient and affordable hotels in Hanumangarh are Circuit House (Tariff Rs. 300 onwards), Hotel Rajvi Palace (Tariff Rs. 1,000), Hotel Suraj (Tariff Rs. 900 onwards).
The languages spoken in Hanumangarh are Rajasthani, Bagri, Haryanvi, Punjabi, Seraiki, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated in Hanumangarh are Diwali, Gangaur, Holi and Navratri.
Places of Interest
Hanumangarh has several places that are attractive to tourists. These include Bhatner Fort, Mata Bhadrakaliji Temple, Sila Mata Temple, Brahmani Mata Temple, Iccapuri Temple and Gogameri
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport which is 315 km from the city. There are flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Jaipur from this airport.
Hanumangarh has its own railway station from which one can catch trains to the nearby cities of Rajasthan as well as to major cities such as Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Mumbai and Delhi. The Jammu Tawi-Ahmedabad Express (19224), the Avadh Assam Express (15610) and the Janmabhoomi Express (19107) are some regular trains to these cities.
Private bus service operators such as Vikas Travels (Hanumangarh to Delhi) and Dashmesh Travels (Hanumangarh to Jaipur) are available for comfortable and safe journeys. Online bus booking is the easiest way to get your tickets.