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.
Faridabad is the largest city of the state of Haryana sharing its borders with Delhi on the north, Uttar Pradesh on east and south, and Gurgaon on the west. The river Yamuna flows through the eastern side of the city, making its agricultural lands most fertile in the region. Faridabad is famous for manufacturing henna, tyres, shoes, tractors, and motorcycles. It is also known for its educational institutes for primary and secondary education.
Places to Stay
Faridabad offers various hotels for tourists to choose from, such as: Ivory Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Mahalaxmi Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2500), Hotel Star Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel New Hindustan (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
While Hindi is the official language of Faridabad, other languages spoken here are Punjabi, Harayanvi and English.
The important festivals celebrated in Faridabad are Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Guru Purnima, and Ramanavami.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Faridabad such as Siddhadata Temple, Shiva Temple, Town Park and Sector 15 Market. Malls such as SRS Mall, Parsvanath Mall and Eldeco Station are preferred for their branded stores and restaurants.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Faridabad is Indira Gandhi International Airport; located about 35 km away from the city.
Faridabad city has three railway stations: Faridabad Station, New Town Faridabad and Ballabgarh. Regular trains from Faridabad to different parts of India run from these stations.
There are daily bus services to Delhi, Agra, Chandigarh and Mathura from Faridabad. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sri Krishna Travels, Neeta Travels and PK Travels. When you make use of any bus ticket offer on various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.