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.
Noida is a city located in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Noida (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority) was founded as an industrial city on 17th April, 1976. It is favourably positioned for business due to its close proximity to Delhi (20 Km), Great Noida (20 Km) and Lucknow (457 Km). Noida is encircled by the river Yamuna on the west and south-west, Delhi city towards north and north-west, and by the river Hindon on the east and south-east.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Noida. Amongst them are Hotel Godwin Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 2500), Hotel Star Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Deepak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and New Noida Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Noidais Hindi. Some residents also speak Punjabi, Haryanvi and English.
All Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Dussehra, Navratri, Holi and Janamashtami are celebrated here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Noida, such as the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Isckon Temple, Worlds of Wonder, Great India Palace and Atta Market.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Noida is Indira Gandhi International Airport, located about 33 Km away from the city.
Noida does not have its own railway station. Ghaziabad Railway Station is the nearest station, at about 15 Km, and is easily accessible via roads.
There are daily bus services to Delhi, Agra, Faridabad, Kanpur and Ghaziabad. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Adarsh Travels, Kuwarji Bus Travels and Progressive Net and Travels. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.