A town in Rajasthan, Nathdwarais located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River. This town is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the14th-century idol of Shrinathji. Set amid idyllic hillsNathdwaraitself is popularly referred to as ‘Shrinathji’. The shrine in this town was built in the 17th century. The town is also well-known for its 'pichhwai' paintings, handmade terracottas, ivory articles and milk-made sweets.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Nathdwara. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Vrinda Hotel (Tariff-Rs.1000 onwards) and Hotel Shrinath Inn (Tariff-750)
Holi, Diwali and Janmashtmi,Annakutta are major festivals in this town
Rajasthani is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Shrinathji temple in the heart of town is the place to visit here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Udaipur(56kms)
The nearest railway station is the Mavli Junction (28kms)
Nathdwara Bus Stand and Nathuwas Bus Stoprun regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Shrinath Travel Agency, Parshwanath Travel Pvt. Ltd, Eagle L.K. Travels and Vishwakarma Tour andTravels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.
Pratapgarh is a small city in Uttar Pradesh and serves as the district headquarters. Raja Ajit Pratap Singh built a fort in this city and named it after himself. Soon, the areas surrounding the fort came to be known as Pratapgarh. There are two rivers flowing through this city, the Sai and the river Ganges. It is famous for the temple of Bela Bhawani on the banks of the river Sai.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Pratapgarh like Sneh Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Kishori Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1500) and Pratapgarh Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 3000).
The official language of Pratapgarh is Hindi. No other languages are spoken in this area.
The important festivals here are Holi in the month of March, Diwali and Hanuman Jayanti in August. Vijayadasami is celebrated in October. Doondhotsava is celebrated on Holi with much enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
There are many places of touristic interest in Pratapgarh and most of them are temples. Bela Devi Mandir, only 10 km from town is famous. Bhakti Dham Temple in Kunda and Paliyan Nath temple are also worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Pratapgarh is the Bamrauli Airport in Allahabad, 59 km away. This airport has daily flights to and from all the metros in India.
The Pratapgarh Junction Railway Station lies on the Northern Railway line between Lucknow and Allahabad. Many major trains heading north pass through this station.
Pratapgarh Bus Stand is the main bus station in the city. Many interstate buses are available from this station to Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi. The popular service operators are Banswara Travels and Krishan Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s bus booking online service is the best way to buy your bus tickets