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.
Chhakarwara is a small village near the famous capital city of Jaipur (88 km west of the village) in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The area is semi-arid in nature and travelers can always stop by for a bite at the local dhabas or a darshan at the temples. Another major urban habitation near the village is Bahratpur on the Uttar Pradesh border at a distance of 103 km.
Places to Stay
The village may not have lodging options, but Jaipur has plenty of such options of budget hotels among which Ace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Raghuraj Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Golden Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Surbhi Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) are worth a try.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
A village of the stature of Chhokarwara does not have anything to offer tourists in terms of places to visit. However, a ride to the state capital, Jaipur, may open up those options such as the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal besides temples and gardens.
How to Get There
The closest airport is the Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur at a distance of 93 km.
The nearest railway station is the Jaipur Junction Railway Station at a distance of 90 km.
State transport buses connecting various parts of Rajasthan happen to pass through this village thereby helping its inhabitants. Several small-scale means of transport are also available. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.