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.
A historic place and major city in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is famous for its Fort. Gwalior is one of the largest cities of Central India and is often referred to as the tourist capital of the state that is known to be the heart of the country. The city has a great number of historic monuments that attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Places to Stay
There are great many hotels available to stay inGwalior. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Surbhi (Tariff- Rs. 1500) and Hotel Grace (Tariff- Rs. 1370) located close to the bus stand.
MakarSankranti is celebrated with a 'Kite Festival' on 14 January every year. Gwalior also celebrates Rang Panchami, DashaharaVijayadashami, Gauri Puja Hartalika and Ganesh Chaturthi in a unique way. The people of the city conduct carnival of floats at different locations in the city throughout the year.
Hindi is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The TelikāMandir and Sun Temple (5kms), the MaharajBada market (1km), Rani Lakshmibai’s tomb (3kms) and the Tighra Dam (15kms) are great places to visit in this city.
How to Get There
Gwalior has its own airport
Gwalior has its own railway station
Gwalior Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Hans Travels and Sanjay Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the city. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.