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.
Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, Etawah is the administrative headquarters of the district by the same name. The city was a focal point during the Revolt of 1857, in India’s struggle for independence. Two major rivers in India, Yamuna and Chambal meet at Etawah. The city is known for its export of agricultural produce including cotton, ghee (clarified butter) and oilseeds. The breeding and export of buffaloes and a special type of goat called Yamunapaari is also done in Etawah.
Places to Stay
There are a few lodging options in Etawah. Some of them are Regency Resorts, Hotel Samrat Palace and Hotel Deepali.
The official language of Etawah is Hindi.
Important festivals celebrated in Etawah include Ram Navami (March-April each year) and Muharram (November-December each year). A cattle fair is held here each year.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in Etawah. These include National Chambal Sanctuary and Saman bird sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Etawah is Gwalior Airport, located 109 km away.
Etawah is the closest junction on the Kanpur-Delhi line. It connects to cities such as Delhi (340 km from Etawah), Kanpur (156 km from Etawah) and Agra (128 km from Etawah).
There are daily bus services to Agra, Auriya (68 km from Etawah), Jaipur (366 km from Etawah), Kanpur and Lucknow (220 km from Etawah). Reliable bus operators include RSRTC and UPSRTC. Look out for your bus ticket coupon from Ticketgoose.com whenever you travel outside your hometown.