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.
Vijay Nagar is a city located in the Bellary district of north Karnataka. Its residents are very religious judging by the number of temples and holy sites one can find here. It is close to Hampi, a historical place famous for its temples. The term Vijay means ‘Victory’, and Nagar means ‘City’.
Places to Stay
Vijay Nagar offers several good budget hotels. Abhimaani Vasathi (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Roxel Inn Moonstone (Tariff-Rs. 1000), and Hotel Vande Mahtaram (Tariff- Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels here.
The official language here is Kannada. Locals also understand English.
As this is a holy city, one can witness religious events happening here round the year. Every temple in this place organizes prayers to their deity every month. Dussehra is a big event here and is celebrated with much grandeur.
Places to Visit
Lotus Mahal, The Royal centre (2 km), Vittala temple, Hemakuta temple, the Sacred Center, Elephant Stables, and Ramachandra temple- these are just a few places to visit in Vijay Nagar.
How to Get There
Bangalore International Airport is the to Vijay Nagar city.
Vijay Nagar has well connected railway lines to major cities and towns.
There are numerous buses to and fro to Bangalore and other cities. Bus number 61 is direct from city of Vijay Nagar. When you book your bus ticket online you don’t need to go to ticket counters and stand in long queues.