Rampur is one of the most diverse tourist destinations located in the Moradabad province in Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated approximately 192 km away from national capital New Delhi. It has a population of 0.325 million (2012). Rampur offers traditional Mughlai cuisine including mutton kebabs and fish. The Rampuri knife is showcased in many famous Bollywood movies including Zanjeer starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.
Places to Stay
The budget hotel accommodations in Rampur are Hotel Tourist (Tariff – Rs. 500 to 1200) and Modipur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000 to 2500). Both these hotels are in the vicinity of the Pantnagar Airport (5-10 km away).
The languages spoken in Rampur are Hindi and Urdu.
As Rampur has mostly a Muslim population, majority of events and festivals are celebrations such as Eid-e- Milad and Eid al-Fitr. The city further hosts book and art exhibitions all year long.
Places of Interest
Rampur offers religious, cultural and historical monuments such as Jamma Masjid, Rampur Planetarium, Gandhi Samadhi, Koti Khas Bagh, Ambedkar Park and Raza Library.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport which is about 58 km away. Daily flights operated by Jet Airways and Indigo come in from New Delhi
The train connections include Avadh-Assam Express, Jammu-Tawi Express, Howrah-Amritsar Express and Satyagraha Express. Other important ones are Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi and Delhi-Bareily Inter-city Express.
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport (UPSRTC) operates frequent buses from New Delhi to Rampur with an average ticket price of Rs. 350. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism and Travel has non-deluxe buses from Chandigarh, Ambala and Palampur. City Heart Travels is a leading private bus operator from New Delhi. Before going on a holiday, check out various travel portals and get cheap bus tickets.
The capital town of the Kullu District, in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha - `the end of the habitable world`. Located on the banks of the Beas River, which is believed to nestle the fabled `Silver Valley`, Kullu is a broad open valley between Manali and Largi. Sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan range, Kullu is famous for the breathtaking beauty of its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards.
Places to Stay
There are great many hotels in Kullu that offer good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Some of them are the Derpoyn Guest House (Tariff-Rs. 1,082), Hotel Shivalik & Restaurant (Tariff-Rs. 1,991), Hotel Aroma Classic (Tariff-Rs. 721)
The prominent annual events and festivities in Kullu include the Dussehra, Pipal Jatra, Shamshi Virshu, Mela Bhuntar, Sainj Fair, Luhri Lavi, Anni Fair, Dalash Fair, Ganter Fair, Ghatasani Fair, Dhoongri Fair, Bhadoli Fair, Buddhi Diwali, Phagli Fair, Birshu Fair and the Sharhi Jatra.
The Language spoken in the valley is Kullu, a Western Pahari language spoken in many parts of Himachal Pradesh.
Places to Visit
Some of the tourist attractions in the place include Raison, Shoja (69kms), Kasol, Naggar (26kms), Kaisdhar (15kms) and the Chandrakhani Pass.
How to Get There
The Kullu-Manali airport is at Bhuntar town, situated on NH21; while the Chandigarh airport is the nearest large airport.
Being a hill-station Kullu is not approachable by rail. The nearest major railway station is at Chandigarh (235 km) away; while Joginder Nagar which is at a distance of 100 kms is a small railways station.
The Kullu bus stand is in the center of town and there are many great bus operators like Leo Travel Heights, Kanak Holidays, Himachal Volvo Bus and Mangalam Holidays and Travels. If you are booking bus tickets online check out for discount codes at Ticketgoose.com.