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.
Dewas is a city and in Dewas District in Madhya Pradesh, India. The cities nearest to Dewas are Indore (39 km) and Ujjain (47 km). Dewas has a local indigenous population with their own customs and languages. Dewas has six taluks under its jurisdiction, each with its own village panchayat. It has a few places of tourist interest for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Dewas has a few places that are good budget hotel options. Of these, Hotel Utsav (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Hotel Amar Vilas (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) are the best choices.
The official language of Dewas is Bhil and Hindi. Devanagari is also spoken here.
The important festivals of Dewas are the Hindu festivals of Holi, Dussehra, Diwali, Sri Rama Navami and others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Dewas. The Gomateshwar Temple (31 km) dedicated to Lord Gomateshwar is 21 feet tall and a tourist must-see. There are marble shrines dedicated to the 24 tirthankaras too. The biggest Ganesh idol in the world, 25-feet tall, can be found in the Bada Ganapathi Temple (31 km) dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Ghat Bilod has small temples for local devotees too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Dewas is the Indore airport. The airport is located 39 km away from the city.
Dewas railway station is on the Central Railway Line and trains to many destinations in Madhya Pradesh halt here.
There are daily bus services to Bhopal, Khajuraho, Dholpur, Shirdi, Agra, Ahmednagar, Balaghat, Kolaras and Nagpur. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Verma Travels, Om Sai Ram Travels, Raj Travels, Hans Travels, Baba Travels and Sanjay Travels. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.