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.
Mainpuri is a district under the Agra division in Uttar Pradesh. Situated to the north-east of Agra, the city is 270 km from New Delhi. Mainpuri has a diverse and a religiously rich tradition with followers of many religions as Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jainism and Buddhism living in harmony. It is also known as ‘Sankasya‘in Ramayana. It is also the commercial centre for agricultural products from the nearby villages.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Mainpuri. Some of them are Hotel Raj Regency (Tariff – Rs.1000), and Hotel Rajan (Tariff – Rs. 1300).
Braj Bhasha is the most common language used here. Apart from it, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi is also spoken here.
Being the place of many religions Mainpuri witnesses almost all the festival celebrated in joy. Ram Navmi, Diwali, Holi, Nagpanchami, Raksha Bandhan, Eid, Buddh Purnima, and Guru Purnima are the major ones.
Places of Interest
A rare idol with 18 arms of Goddess Durga is present in Bhimsen Mandir situated on Jyoti-Devi road here. Foolbagh is situated at Jail Chauraha while the Lohia Park is situated at District Collectrate. These places are main attractions for their beautiful lush green lawns.
How to Get There
Kheria Airport in Agra is the nearest airport at a distance of 105.6 km away.
Number of train passes through Mainpuri Railway Station connecting it to places across the state.
Etwah Bus stand is nearest to Mainpuri at a distance of 9.2 km. There are daily bus services to Chipitola, Bhongaon, Shikohabad, Baivah and Paphund. Online bus reservation facility has made the process of bus booking in India very convenient.