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.
The town of Ratangarh lies in the Churu district of Rajasthan and located on NH 11 that connects Jaipur and Bikaner. Originally known as Kolasar, this town is famous for aesthetic architectural designs of grand havelis and mansions. The rich craftsmanship with fresco represents the iconic architectural wonder of the Shekhawat region, which draws the attention of many tourists. The town is situated at a distance of 64 km from Churu.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels available at a low budget in the region that includes Ratangarh Motel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Rathode Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750), Jhankar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs.700), and Chirmi Churu Hotel (Tariff – Rs.300) among others.
The official language of Ratangarh is Rajasthani. Hindi is also widely spoken in this place.
A number of festivals are celebrated with great joy in Ratangarh town. Some of the major festivals are Holi in March-April, Gangoor festival in March-April, Ramdevaji Mela and Gogaji Mela in August – September and Ramlila and Dassera in September-October.
Places of Interest
There are several major attractions found in Ratangarh that are worth visiting. Some of them that deserve special mention are the sacred Panchmukhi Balaji Temple, Hanumanji Mandir, Raghunathji Mandir, Bhani Dhora, Ramchandra Park, Hanuman Park, an array of majestic Havelis and many more.
How to Get There
The Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 215 km away from the city-center.
Ratangadh Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of just 2km away from the town.
Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) is the major bus service plying on the route. There are also private bus operators such as Rathore Travels, Shrinath Nandu Travels, Kalpana Travels and many more that offer bus services across the region. Booking a bus ticket online is easy and convenient through Ticketgoose.com.