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.
Dehradun, the capital city of Uttrakhand, is a popular holiday destination for tourists. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast, or a nature-lover, Dehradun has something for everyone. The city is home to the first full-size ice rink, Doone Ice Rink, which hosts many national and international competitions. Tourists can also visit places such as Tapkeshwar temple, Kalanga monument or Santala Devi temple, before heading off on nature trips at Malsi Deer Park or hill stations such as Sahastradhara and Chakrata.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Dehradun. Some of them are The Solitare Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Queens Pearl Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Rajpur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Ashray Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Dehradunis Hindi. Other languages spoken are English and Urdu.
The important festivals of Dehradun are Makar Sankranti (January), Maha Shivratri (March), Vijayadashami (October) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Dehradun. Some of them are Guchhupani (8 km), Sahastradhara (16 km), Santaura Devi Temple (16 km) and Mussoorie (35 km).
How to Get There
Dehradun Airport is just 2 km away from the city.
The closest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station (2 km).
Dehradun is linked to Rishikesh by road. It is only 41 km away. Dehradun Bus Station is the nearest bus stand, located a kilometre away. It is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Garhwal Local buses are operated by Uttaranchal Transport Corporation and ply from Dehradun. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.