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.
Pathankot is a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Punjab, and serves as the headquarter of the Pathankot district. It connects Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. Pathankot is the meeting point of the three northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. It is also a major hub for defense and home to the largest military base in Asia.
Places to Stay
Pathankot has number of good hotels to stay. Hotel Venice (Tariff – Rs1500), Abhi International (Tariff - Rs.1100) and Hotel Woodland (Tariff - Rs.1700).
The official language of Pathankot is Punjabi (Gurmukhi). Hindi is also spoken by a large section of the population.
Baisakhi is the most important festival and is celebrated in April. Another festival that is popular at Pathankot is the Shivaratri fair (March) held at the Mahakaleswar Temple.
Places to Visit
Places worth visiting near Pathankot include Shahpur Kandi (15 kms), Dhruva park (2kms), Ranjit Sagar Dam (16 kms), Madhopur headworks (15 kms) and Hydraulic Research Station (7 kms).
How to Get There
The airport of Pathankot is jointly shared by defense and civilians. The nearest International airport from Pathankot is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (119 kms).
Pathankot city is one of the rarest cities in North India, having 4 railway stations of its own, with Pathankot Junction station under A-category.
Maharana Partap Interstate bus terminal is one of the biggest bus terminals of North India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Pathankot include Himgari Adventure Tour, Rana Volvo Bus Service and Ashok Travels. Online bus reservation facility has made the process of bus booking in India very convenient.