A hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Manali in the Beas River Valley it is situated about (270kms) north of Shimla. Other than being a hill station that attracts millions of tourists, Manali is also an adventour junkie’s paradise as it provide incredible options to experience adventure sports like Rock Climbing, Ice Skating, white water river rafting, river crossing, trekking and much more.
Places to Stay
Travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Manali. Some places to stay near the bus depot are Sarthak Resorts (Tariff-Rs.1104 onwards), White Mist (Tariff Rs.1883 onwards) and Heritage Village Resort (Tariff-Rs.1323).
The annual Hadimba Devi fair, Doongri Forest festival, Winter Carnival and Spring Festival are celebrated with great zest.
Hindi is the Local Language here. Himachali and English are also spoken here.
Places to Visit
The Hadimba Devi Temple (1km), Manu Temple (2kms), Vashisth (3kms) and Rahalla falls (16kms) are some places of interest near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bhuntar town (50kms)
The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Chandigarh (275 kms)
The Manali Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Kalpana Travels, Royal Travels , Mangalam Holidays & Travels and Laxmi Holidays run regular buses to and from the town.Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.
Sundar Nagar is an area in the city of Hyderabad, often referred to as ‘City of Nizams’ in the newly-formed South Indian state of Telangana. The area lies close to the Secunderabad area of the city. Those who are looking for traditional Andhra cuisine can look forward to this place.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are better in Hyderabad. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring are Tara International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Arihant Regency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official languages of the area are Urdu and Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s) and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
One can always take a trip to Hyderabad city and explore the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park, Birla Mandir and others. Not to forget that Hyderabad is also known as a food lover’s paradise, especially recommended are the Biryani and Haleem.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) of Hyderabad at a distance of 36 km.
The Secunderabad Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 10 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. APSRTC-run buses are the most popular here. Buses from all major cities are well connected to Hyderabad. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.