Earlier known as Ujjaini, the land of Ujjain is one of the famous sites that hosts the Kumbh Mela, a religious carnival that attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims. Ujjain is known as the ‘City of Temples’ as it has the maximum number of temples in the world. It has been home to some of the great scholars such as Kalidasa and has witnessed the rise and fall of two ruling empires – Mauryas and the Guptas. It also has been one of the four global seats of learning in ancient India.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ujjain. Some of them are Ashray Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Hotel Ramakrishna (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Hotel Preeti (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Ujjain is Hindi. The other language spoken here is Malavi.
The important event of Ujjain is Kumbh Mela scheduled to be held in 2016. Apart from that, Kartik Mela is held annually in December.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ujjain. Some of the places include Kalidas Academy (1.9 km), Mahakaleshwar Temple (2 kms, Sandipani Ashram (4 km), and Kaliadeh Palace (9.4 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore which is approximately 55 km away.
Ujjain Junction railway station situated in Ujjain district is approximately 0.5 km away.
There are bus services to Ujjain from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Shrinath Travels, Multani Sona Travels. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.
The fourth largest city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara, Rajkotis located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari Rivers. The people in Rajkot are predominantly vegetarians. Rajkot is a major regional centre for the performing arts. The city is famous for its gold purity and jewellery market, which is the largest in the country. Rajkot silk embroidery and watch parts are also well-known.Rajkot houses a large number of textile printing units, which produces cotton and pure silk garments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rajkot. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rajdoot(Tariff-Rs.1,602), Hotel Jayson (Tariff-Rs.1,765), Hotel Everstar(Tariff-Rs.1,150), Hotel Europa Inn (Tariff-Rs.1,549) and Hotel Aditya(Tariff-Rs.894).
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. Garbais performed during the Navratri festival; the JanmastamiMela, Dhuletithe colour festival, Mahashivratri and Uttarayan (MakarSankranti) on 14 January are popular in this city.
Gujarati is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand include Jubilee Garden, The Rotary Dolls Museum, GebanshahPirDargah,HashanshahPirDargah and Ishwariya Temple and Garden.
How to Get There
Rajkothas its own airport
Rajkothas its own railway station
Rajkot bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Royal Express, Sagar Travels and Neeta Tours and Travels runs regular buses to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.