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.
Situated in the state of Rajasthan, Laxmangarh is a small town in the Sikar district. It is named after its founder, Raja Laxman Singh who built this town in 1864 AD. Laxmangarh is now a city which sees a large number of tourists each year who visit this place for its many old palaces.
Places to Stay
There are a number of good budget hotels in Sikar, located only 28 km away. Some of them are Hotel Nataraj and Restaurant (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Sikar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Park Avenue (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Shyam (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Hindi is the official language of Laxmangarh.
A fair organized in Auguest-September at the Peer Baba ki Samadhi is extremely popular and attracts large number of devotees of multiple faiths.
Places of Interest
The Laxmangarh Fort built in 1862 is a must visit. There is also the Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower), Radhi Murlimanohar Temple as well as many havelis with Shekhawati paintings like Chetram Sanganeeria Haveli and Shyonarayan Kyal Haveli that are worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport to Laxmangarh is the Jaipur Airport, situated 150 km away.
Laxmangarh Railway Station, only 1 km away from city centre, connects the city to major hubs in the areas like Jaipur, Delhi, and Ahmedabad amongst others.
Many reliable private operators like Apoorva Travel Agency, Bhawani Travels, Shree Mahavir Travels, and Jain Tours and Travels run daily services connecting Laxmangarh to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Ahmedabad amongst others. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.