Vijay Nagar is a city located in the Bellary district of north Karnataka. Its residents are very religious judging by the number of temples and holy sites one can find here. It is close to Hampi, a historical place famous for its temples. The term Vijay means ‘Victory’, and Nagar means ‘City’.
Places to Stay
Vijay Nagar offers several good budget hotels. Abhimaani Vasathi (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Roxel Inn Moonstone (Tariff-Rs. 1000), and Hotel Vande Mahtaram (Tariff- Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels here.
The official language here is Kannada. Locals also understand English.
As this is a holy city, one can witness religious events happening here round the year. Every temple in this place organizes prayers to their deity every month. Dussehra is a big event here and is celebrated with much grandeur.
Places to Visit
Lotus Mahal, The Royal centre (2 km), Vittala temple, Hemakuta temple, the Sacred Center, Elephant Stables, and Ramachandra temple- these are just a few places to visit in Vijay Nagar.
How to Get There
Bangalore International Airport is the to Vijay Nagar city.
Vijay Nagar has well connected railway lines to major cities and towns.
There are numerous buses to and fro to Bangalore and other cities. Bus number 61 is direct from city of Vijay Nagar. When you book your bus ticket online you don’t need to go to ticket counters and stand in long queues.
Gangapur is a city in the eastern side of Rajasthan, located 121 km away from Jaipur city. The city inherits its name from the temple of Hindu Goddess Ganga. Gangapur was the cultural capital of Jaipur and is also famous as ‘Jugad of the East’. The natural beauty of the Aravalli Vindhya Mountain Range and the artistic ancient temples attract tourists to this location. Other notable destinations are Ranthambore National Tiger Park and Jama Masjid. Tourists also savour the famous sweet dishes of Gangapur - Kheer Mohan and Doodh Rabri.
Places to Stay
There are very few good budget hotels in Gangapur. Some options are Hotel Devanshu (Tariff – Rs. 950), Maharaja Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900).
The popular language of Gangapur is ‘Mewari’ and the official language is Hindi.
The most significant celebration of Gangapur is ‘Kalyan ji ka Mela’ conducted during the summer every year (May). Other festivals celebrated are Holi – festival of colours (celebrated in March) and Diwali (celebrated in November). Animal fair (pashu mela) is another huge event where farmers buy and sell their cattle.
Places of Interest
The main tourist spot around Gangapur is Ranthambore National Park (85 km from Gangapur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Gangapur is the Sanganer Airport (98.81 km away from Gangapur). Jaipur Airport is the second option (295 km away from Gangapur).
There are train services from major cities like Jaipur and Delhi to Gangapur Railway station.
There are private bus services to Gangapur from Jaipur. Some options are Shrinath Travel Agency and Natraj Travels. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.