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.
Rajula is a city in the Amreli district of Gujarat, India. There is a small lake on the western side of Rajula the near Maruti Dam. It is famous for the many temples it has and these attract many devotees every year. The Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple is a famous temple that is located at 3 km from the city and is on the banks of the river Dhaterwadi. Rajula is renowned for its rich heritage.
Places to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels around Rajula. The Lion Lords Inn (Tariff - Rs. 1500) and the Kamran Palace Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500 to Rs. 800) are two of them.
The most commonly spoken language is Punjabi. Hindi is the other language that is spoken here.
The Satam Atham and Janmashthami are the major festivals that are celebrated in the Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple.
Places of Interest
There are plenty of tourist attractions in Rajula. Some of them are the Sankheshwarimataji Mandir, the Ambama Nu Mandir, the Ram Mandir, the Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple, the Goverdhannathji Ni Haveli, the Gayatrijinu Mandir, the Holia Hanumanji Nu Mandir, Dhareshwar (4 km) and the Maruti Dham
How to Get There
The closest airport is the Diu airport which is situated at a distance of 65 km from Rajula.
The closest railway station is the Dungar railway station which is at a distance of 14 km from the town.
Rajula is well-connected by bus to the major cities of Gujarat such as Surat, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. Rajula lies on NH 8E that connects Bhavnagar with Somnath. There are several buses available to and from Rajula. Patel Travels, HK Travels and Raj Express are some of the best travel operators in this area. Bus booking online facility enables travellers to get to popular destinations without any hassle.