A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.
Humpi is a small village situated close to Hospet (12 km) in the Bellary district of Karnataka. Other cities nearby are Bellary (60 km), Sandur, and Bangalore (337 km). Humpi is situated on the banks of the river Tungabhadra. It is renowned for manufacturing steel and iron.
Places to Stay
Humpi has no good hotels; however one can find many hotels in nearby Hospet. Some options are Hotel Sarvesh (Tariff-Rs. 550), Hotel Karthik (Tariff-Rs. 900), Kishkinda Heritage Resort (Tariff-Rs. 2,000), Royal Orchid Central Kireeti (Tariff- Rs. 2,800), and Hotel Malligi (Tariff- Rs. 3,500).
Languages spoken in Humpi are Kannada, Telugu, Dakhni, Hindi, and English.
Festivals celebrated in Humpi are Diwali, Humpi Utsav (November), Vijayanagar Festival, and Purandaradasa Aradhna.
Places of Interest
The best tourist attractions in Humpi are Chitradurga, Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, Harihara, Hazara Rama Temples, Matanga Hill, Vittala Temple, Virupapura, Elephant Stables, and Queen’s Bath.
How to Get There
Nearest airport to Humpi is the Bellary Airport (75 km) and is well connected to Bangalore, New Delhi, and Hyderabad.
The Bellary railway station (58 km) is a major railway station that connects to all the important cities like Hubli, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and New Delhi.
There are several private bus services such as SLV Travels, Paulo Travels provides (Bangalore to Humpi) with the ticket price of Rs. 400 for Non AC Seater and Sleeper, for the cities like Humpi, Goa, Hyderabad. Some other bus provides Volvo, AC, Non AC bus services. Booking a bus ticket online is easy and convenient through Ticketgoose.com.