Siituated on the banks of the river Yamuna of , Agra is the most popular destination in India. This city which was built during 1475 had existed during Mahabharat period and Mahirshi Angira in 1000 BC. Interstingly the city came into prominence only during the Mughal period. Agra always attracts large number of tourists for the beauty of the Mughal architecture most notably is one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal. This place is stunning to view at night for the multi-colored lighting.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Agra. Some of them are Hotel Raj Bed & Breakfast (Tariff – Rs.800), Grand Hotel Agra (Tariff – Rs.1,500), Bhoomi Residency (Tariff – Rs.1800) and Dolphin Inn (Tariff –1600).
The official language of Agra is Hindi. The other language known is Urdu.
The Important Festivals of Agra is Adoor Gajamel (February).
Places to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Agra. Some of the places include Tāj Mahal (12kms from Adilabad) , Agra Fort (5.2 kms from Agra) Fatehpūr Sikrī, (30 kms from Agra) I'timād-Ud-Daulah ( 9 kms from Agra) Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra (12 kms from Agra) and Mankameshwar Temple(12 kms from Agra).
How to Get There
The Agra airport is located 12.5 away from the heart of the city.
There are regular express trains to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Bhopal, Indore, Kochi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Jaipur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram etc.
There are regular buses connecting to major cities in North India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Hans Travels, Royal Travels and Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation(RSRTC). When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.
The historically significant city of Bulandsahar is located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Traditionally, the city was called Baran City and only recently has it taken on the name Bulandsahar. The city’s name alludes to its highlands, the Persian word for which became its name.
Places to Stay
The Mud Fort (Tariff – Rs. 1800 onwards), the Fort Unchagaon (Tariff – Rs.3600 onwards) are some options in Bulandsahar.
Hindi is the most widely spoken language here.
Most important Hindu festivals of Krishna Janmashtami, Dussera and Diwali are celebrated here with much fervour as is the Islamic festival of Eid.
Places of Interest
The 40 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman at a Rajghat temple, the famous pottery town of Khurja (around 17kms from Bulandshahr main city), Goddess Belon’s temple in Belon village and Anoopshahr which is an important pilgrimage centre are popular tourist destinations. The Lucknow State Museum is another good destination to take a look at historical objects such as inscriptions and old minted coins.
How to Get There
Delhi airport, at 75km, is the closest one to Bulandshahr.
Bulandshahr Station, about 2kms away from city centre, runs daily services to Delhi and thereby is connected to all major cities in the country.
Delhi Transport Corporation and Chaudhary Travels (a private operator) runs daily interstate services to Bulandsahar Junction Bus Stop situated in the city centre. Check out for bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com.