Morena situated in the Chambal valley and happens to be one of the 50 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Morena got its name from the words ‘mor’ and ‘raina’ which means translates to peacock habitat. As per the census of 2011, Morena has a population of 19,65,137. It is mostly a farmland known for its mustard production. Morena is also the birthplace of a famous sweet ‘Gajak’ made of jaggery and sesame. Other popular sweets of Morena include ‘Gujia’, ‘Pede’ and ‘Bedaai’.
Places to Stay
Morena is a small town so it does not have budget-friendly hotels. However, there are a few economy stay hotels available within 23-25 km radius from Morena such as Cosmopolitan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1271) and Hotel Grace (Tariff - Rs. 1328 .
The official language of Morena is Hindi. The alternative languages spoken are Malvi, Gujarati, Marathi.
Bhagoria Fest is celebrated in Morena by the tribal people. Tansen Festival of Music, the Khajuraho Dance Festival and Dhrupad Festival are few other festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Mitawali Temple, Kakan Math Temple, The Fort of Sabalgarh, National Chambal Sanctuary, Pahadgarh (famous for cave paintings) are some of the famous places to check out in Morena.
How to Get There
Morena has no airport facility. Gwalior Airport (46 km away) is the closest airport.
Rail is a common form of transportation in Morena that connects key metro cities such as Delhi to Madras and Delhi to Bombay via Bhopal.
New Bus Stand in Joura district is closest to Morena. J M D Tours and Travels, Nafees Bus Services are some of the major bus operators that provide services to the Morena region. Several bus ticket booking portals like ticketgoose.com offers bus ticket booking discount with codes. Make use of it when you book your tickets.
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.