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.
A city in the district by the same name, Auraiya is located in Uttar Pradesh and is the municipality and headquarters of the district. The city is known for its educational institutions and the fairs and festivals that are held here. Wheat forms the staple diet of the 65,000-strong population in this city. Auraiya is famous for its production of pure ghee (clarified butter).
Places to Stay
There are no lodging options in Auraiya. However, good budget hotels in Kanpur (90 km from Auraiya) include Little Chef Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 4229), Hotel Bliss (Tariff – Rs. 3150), Kanha International (Tariff – Rs. 3000) and Mandakini Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 2400).
The official language of Auraiya is Hindi. Other languages spoken here include Urdu, Antarbedi, Bundelkhandi, Punjabi, Bengali and Sindhi.
Important festivals celebrated in Auraiya include Ram Navami (March-April each year) and Muharram (November-December each year). A cattle fair is held in Etawah (67 km from Auraiya) annually.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit in Auraiya. These include Devkali Temple, Badi Devi Temple, Guraiya Temple and the cattle fair at Etawah.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Auraiya is the Kanpur Airport, located 100 km away.
The closest rail-head is at Etawah (60 km from Auraiya). There are daily trains to Kanpur (91 km from Auraiya).
There are daily bus services to Agra (189 km from Auraiya), Etawah (67 km from Auraiya), Kanpur (91 km from Auraiya), Lucknow (178 km from Auraiya) and Jaipur (427 km from Auraiya). Reliable bus operators include RSRTC and UPSRTC. Several travel websites lure their customers by giving them discount on bus ticket booking.