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.
Bundi is a town in the Bundi district of Rajasthan. It is a part of the Kota division. The landscape in the village is quite barren and travelers can stop by for a cup of tea or grab a bite at the small roadside dhabas. The town is reputed for its unique forts and palaces. The nearest major agglomeration is the city of Kota at a distance of 35 km.
Places to Stay
Some of the hotels one can look forward to are Shivam Tourist Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600), Annapurna Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Chanda Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Undoubtedly, the Taragarh Fort (also known as Star Fort) is the prime attraction of the town. The artificial Nawal Sagar Lake, Bundi Palace, Jait Sagar Lake, Phool Sagar, Sukh Mahal and others. One can always embark on an excursion at the Dugari Fort (at a distance of 39 km). The stepwells are also considered to be among the town’s attractions.
How to Get There
The Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of 200 km.
The town has a pretty big railway station of its own towards the outskirts.
Various state transport buses connect the village to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.