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.
The headquarters of Nanded district in the Marathwada Division of Maharashtra, Nanded is well-known for Renukadevi Shaktipeetha Temple. Situated on the banks of the River Godavari, Nanded is one of the oldest cities and the second largest city in the region after Aurangabad. Divided in two parts, Nanded City and district is located in the southeastern part of Maharashtra, bordering Andhra Pradhesh.
Budget Hotels in Nanded
There are many hotels in Nanded. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel G.N. Executive, Hotel Anuradha Palace and Nirmal Palace that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
Marathi is the Local Language. Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada Andh are also spoken here.
Events in Nanded
All annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Places to See in Nanded
Shri Hazoor Sahib Gurudwara, Godedss Renuka temple, Lord Parashuram temples and many many Sufi shrines are places to visit within 3kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
Nanded has its own airport
Nanded has its own Railway Station
Nanded City Bus Stop has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Shourya Travels, Global Travels, Raj Travels, Holiday Travels, Noor Travels and Jai Durga Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.