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.
Kishangarh is a small city in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan in India. It was founded by a Rathore Prince called Kishan Singh. The Kishangarh style of painting originated from here. One very famous painting of this style is that of the courtesan Bani Thani. Kishangarh has also been called the marble city of India and been declared to be the only place with a temple of nine planets in the world.
Places to Stay
Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh House, Roopangarh Fort and the Royal Heritage Hotel are some places that one can stay at Kishangarh.
Kishangarhi, Hindi and Rajasthani are the languages that are spoken in Kishangarh.
The Gangaur Festival is widely celebrated in Kishangarh every year in the months of July and August.
Places of Interest
Barefoot College is in Tilonia (25 km away from Kishangarh) which is a small village that is one of Kishangarh’s neighbours. Barefoot College is an NGO that was started by a social worker Bunker Roy. The NGO has helped the village greatly both socially and economically. The Khoda Ganesh ji Temple (15 km away from Kishangarh) was built by the royal family of Kishangar and is generally visited by the newlywed couples who seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The Gondulav lake in Kishangarh is one of Rajasthan’s most popular lakes and is often frequented by tourists.
How to Get There
There are two airports near the city of Kishangarh. Jaipur airport is 135 km away from Kishangarh and the other airport is at Jodhpur which has flights to all the important cities in India.
The closest railway station to Kishangarh is the Ajmer railway station. It is only 27km away from Kishangarh and is well-connected to all the big cities of the country.
The most frequently used and the cheapest mode of travel to Kishangarh are buses. These services are offered by operators such as Shree Rishabh Travels and are available throughout the year for travel to Kishangarh. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.