A city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, Roorkee is located on the banks of the Ganges canal on the National Highway 58 between Delhi and Dehradun. Situated on a flat terrain, with the Himalayan ranges nearby, Roorkee city is bisected by the Upper Ganges that flows through it. Renownedfor IIT Roorkee, the city is also famous for the manufacturing of survey and nautical instruments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Roorkee. Tourists visiting the place can stay at La Casa (Tariff- Rs. 1348) and Hotel Royal Palace (Tariff Rs.750 onwards).
The annual spiritual fair held to honourSaintAlauddinSabirKaliyari is a 15-day event that brings people from far.
Hindi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
IIT Roorkee, Solani Aqueduct, Crystal World and PiranKaliyar Sharifare all located within 2kms of the bus stop.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is inDehradun
Roorkeehas its own railway station
Military Hospital Bus Stop, Roorkee Bus Station and MalakpurChungi Bus Stoprun regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Kings Holiday Tours, Classic Travels, RSRTC, City Heart Travels and Crown Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.
Kishangarh is a small city in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan in India. It was founded by a Rathore Prince called Kishan Singh. The Kishangarh style of painting originated from here. One very famous painting of this style is that of the courtesan Bani Thani. Kishangarh has also been called the marble city of India and been declared to be the only place with a temple of nine planets in the world.
Places to Stay
Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh House, Roopangarh Fort and the Royal Heritage Hotel are some places that one can stay at Kishangarh.
Kishangarhi, Hindi and Rajasthani are the languages that are spoken in Kishangarh.
The Gangaur Festival is widely celebrated in Kishangarh every year in the months of July and August.
Places of Interest
Barefoot College is in Tilonia (25 km away from Kishangarh) which is a small village that is one of Kishangarh’s neighbours. Barefoot College is an NGO that was started by a social worker Bunker Roy. The NGO has helped the village greatly both socially and economically. The Khoda Ganesh ji Temple (15 km away from Kishangarh) was built by the royal family of Kishangar and is generally visited by the newlywed couples who seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The Gondulav lake in Kishangarh is one of Rajasthan’s most popular lakes and is often frequented by tourists.
How to Get There
There are two airports near the city of Kishangarh. Jaipur airport is 135 km away from Kishangarh and the other airport is at Jodhpur which has flights to all the important cities in India.
The closest railway station to Kishangarh is the Ajmer railway station. It is only 27km away from Kishangarh and is well-connected to all the big cities of the country.
The most frequently used and the cheapest mode of travel to Kishangarh are buses. These services are offered by operators such as Shree Rishabh Travels and are available throughout the year for travel to Kishangarh. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.