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.
Guna is a district in Madhya Pradesh located 180 km toward Bhopal. It was a part of the ancient Avanti Kingdom. In the early 18th century, it was conquered by the Marathas and later remained as a part of the Gwalior Kingdom. Located on the banks of River Parbati, Guna is the gateway to Malwa and Chambal. Guna shares border with Rajasthan. The British used to pronounce Guna as Goona or Goonah. The literacy rate was 65% in the year 2011.
Places to Stay
The budget hotels in Guna are Hotel Siddharth (Tariff – Rs. 400-1500) and Jain Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Language spoken in Guna is Hindi. English is the secondary language.
Festivals and events celebrated are Navratri, Khajurah Festival of Dance (February and March), Shivratri Mela, Holi, Tansen Music Festival (November/December) and Lokrang Festival (26th January).
Places of Interest
Guna is a city of temples and forts such as Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram, Hanuman Tekri, Bajran Garh (a fort), Jainagarh and Bishbhuji Temple. Nearby places to Guna are Raghogarh-Vijaypur (27 km away), Ashok Nagar (39 km away) and Sironj (79 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhopal Airport which is a 168 km distance from Guna. It has domestic flights to cities such as Gwalior, Indore, Delhi and Bangalore.
The Guna Railway Station has trains running it such as Indore-Gwalior Express (11125), Sabarmati Express (19166), Gorakhpur Express (15046) and Ujjaini Express (14309) to Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal and Ujjain.
Guna is well-connected with the RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation) to cities like Ashoknagar and Raghogarh-Vijaypur. Other private bus services such as Hans Travels, Sanjay Travels are the daily bus service providers to Dewas, Jhansi, Agra and Gwalior with a fare of Rs. 200 onwards. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.