Varanasi is considered the holiest of India’s seven holy cities. It is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest ion India. Varanasi is referred by many sobriquets including, “the city of light” and “the city of learning”. Gautama Buddha is believed to have delivered his first sermon in Varanasi. It is sometimes called Benaras or Kashi.
Places to Stay
Many hotels in Varanasi are suitable for budget travellers which include the City Inn (Rs 900), Hotel River Place (Rs 700) and Hotel Padmini International (Rs 1200)
Dhrupad Mela, celebrated every year in February-March is one of the major events in Varanasi. Mahashivrathri held in February is one of the major festivals celebrated here.
Hindi is the local language spoken in Varanasi. English and Urdu are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Varanasi are Ramnagar Dashashwamedh Ghat, Annapurna Temple all located within 15 kms.
How to Get There
Varanasi is served by Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, which is approximately 26 km from the city centre in Babatpur. Domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other cities are available here.
Varanasi Junction, commonly known as Varanasi Cantt Railway Station, is the city's largest train station. It is one of the busiest train stations with over 200 hundred passing through each day.
NH2, NH7 and NH56 run through Varanasi connecting it to major centers such Delhi, Kanpur, Kolkata and Agra as well as Lucknow. The best bus operators that offer quality service include UPSTRC, Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.
A town in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, Ambur is located on the banks of the Palar River. The town is referred as Leather City of South India for its leather tanning industry. It is known to be the main exporters of finished and unfinished leather goods.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ambur. Some of them are Darling Residency (Tariff – Rs1000), Aavanaa Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), River View Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Sri Srinivasar Residency (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Ambur is Tamil. The other language spoken is Urdu, Telugu and Kannada.
The Important Festivals of Ambur is Adi Thabasu festival (July) and Eid al-Fitr (August)
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ambur. Some of the places include Sri Anjaneyar Temple ( 4 kms from Ambur) , Sundara Vinayagar Temple (9kms from Ambur) and Patra Koil (6 kms from Almbur)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ambur is the Chennai International Airport. It is about 190 kms from this town.
Ambur has a railway station. There are regular trains connecting to cities like Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Salem, Erode,
The state transport buses connects to some of the districts and towns of Tamil Nadu. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Sangita Bharathi Travels and B.G.S Travels. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.