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.
Hanumangarh is a district in Rajasthan which is 390 km from Jaipur. The city is towards northern side of the state and lies on the bank of river Ghaggar. Earlier it was known as Bhatner and the majority of its population was Bhati Rajputs. Bhati Rajputs made up 70% of the population (according to statistics from2001) and the literacy rate was 67%.
Places to Stay
Convenient and affordable hotels in Hanumangarh are Circuit House (Tariff Rs. 300 onwards), Hotel Rajvi Palace (Tariff Rs. 1,000), Hotel Suraj (Tariff Rs. 900 onwards).
The languages spoken in Hanumangarh are Rajasthani, Bagri, Haryanvi, Punjabi, Seraiki, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated in Hanumangarh are Diwali, Gangaur, Holi and Navratri.
Places of Interest
Hanumangarh has several places that are attractive to tourists. These include Bhatner Fort, Mata Bhadrakaliji Temple, Sila Mata Temple, Brahmani Mata Temple, Iccapuri Temple and Gogameri
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport which is 315 km from the city. There are flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Jaipur from this airport.
Hanumangarh has its own railway station from which one can catch trains to the nearby cities of Rajasthan as well as to major cities such as Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Mumbai and Delhi. The Jammu Tawi-Ahmedabad Express (19224), the Avadh Assam Express (15610) and the Janmabhoomi Express (19107) are some regular trains to these cities.
Private bus service operators such as Vikas Travels (Hanumangarh to Delhi) and Dashmesh Travels (Hanumangarh to Jaipur) are available for comfortable and safe journeys. Online bus booking is the easiest way to get your tickets.