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.
Shajapur derived its name from the mughal emperor 'Shah Jahan' who resided here for a while. It is among the top 50 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Shajapur has lush greenery all around as well as hillocks. There are beautiful temples here such as Raj-Rajeshwari Temple or Muradpura Temple. Shajapur lies in the Malwa region.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Shajapur. Some of them are Hotel Shree Ganga (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Shree Mohan (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Jainparth (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Manorath (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Shajapur is Hindi. Other languages spoken are Malvi, Punjabi and English in some parts of the area.
The important festivals of Shajapur are Diwali (November) and Dusshera (October) every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of touristic attraction in Shajapur. Some of them are Ujjain (63 km from Shajapur), Rajgarh (88 km), Dewas (64 km) and Tarana (28 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Indore Airport is 102 km from the city.
Shajapur Railway Station is 2 km from the village.
There are regular local or private buses from Madhya Pradesh Transport Corporation to Shajapur or nearby cities like Pachore, Ujjain or Tarana. Shajapur Bus station is kilometre from the city. People can book tickets in advance with travel operators like KP Travels or Joy Travels etc. to reach places like Rajgarh, Dewas or Ujjain. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.