Mahoba is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city had been ruled by the Chandel Rajput till the 16th Century, after which it passed on to the Emperor Sher Shah Suri and subsequently the Mughals. It is often said that the city was referred in the Bhavishya Purana as Mahavati Nagar.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay around in the region is Jhansi city at a distance of 162 km west. Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying in the city are Tulsi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Shrinath Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Jhansi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Yatrik Hotel (tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The city has a lot of temples which are worth visiting; among which Sharda Devi Mandir, Sahi Mosque and Hanuman Mandir deserve special mention. However, Jhansi as a city has plenty of options, among which are Jhansi Fort; Shrine of St. Jude Church; St Antony's Cathedral: Iskcon Temple, Laxmi Temple; Shri Kali Temple; Karguan Jain Temple; Government Museum and Rani Mahal and others.
How to Get There
The Jhansi Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 162 km approximately.
Jhansi Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 161 km approximately.
Various state transport buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Jhansi is the city from where most buses to the area are available. Ticketgoose.com is a popular bus booking site from where you can get your tickets easily.
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh located in the centre of India is a rare combination of picturesque beauty, royal history and urban town planning. Bhopal derives its name from the city Bhojapal founded by raja Bhoj. Bhopal is a versatile city teeming with historical monuments, market places, mosques and palaces which leave a print of the emperors who once upon a time ruled here. The city is well designed with luxuriant and delicately laid out gardens, statues and wide streets.
Places to Stay
Manjeet Hotel (Tariff- RS 300 ) Hotel Sonali Regency (Tariff- Rs 1286 ) Situated at a distance of 1 km from station and 250 mt from bus stand, Hotel Surya- (Tariff- Rs 1100 and up) is situated at a distance of 1 km from railway station and 250 m from bus stand are some of the popular budget hotels.
Places to Visit
There are various forts and mosques which you can visit in Bhopal. Some of the noteworthy places are the Jama Masjid, The Laxmi Narayan Temple, The Government Archaeological Museum and the beautiful aquarium. The main bus stand in Bhopal is the Nadra bus stand and one can take bus to visit all these places.
The Khajuraho dance festival around the month of February and March is a must watch on your visit to Bhopal. Along with that some of the most loved events are the Gwalior Light and Sound show where the history of the fort is enacted with music, lights, dances and sound effects. These are treats which should not be missed at all.
The official language of Bhopal is Hindi. English is also spoken.
How to Get There
There are regular flights which connect Bhopal with Jabalpur, Delhi, Mumbai and Gwalior.
Bhopal is situated in the main line of Delhi to Chennai. All the major trains going to Mumbai via Delhi and vice versa have a terminus in Bhopal station.
Bus services connect Bhopal with Mandu (285 km), Khajuraho (383 km), Gwalior (423 km), Jabalpur (295 km) and Ujjain (188 km). Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online