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.
Mahwa, a town in Rajasthan’s Dausa district is situated in between a hilly terrain. Dausa is located 79 km away from Mahwa and its capital, Jaipur, is 122 km away. Some of the nearby cities include Nadbai, Todabhim and Bandikui. There are a few tourist destinations around its vicinity such as Alwar, Sariska and Karauli.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Mahwa. Dausa provides decent budget hotels. Some of these hotels are Motel Dausa (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel Rawat Palace (Tariff – Rs.828) and Hotel Trilok Palace (Tariff – Rs.487).
The languages spoken in Mahwa are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals in Mahwa are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist attractions in and around Mahwa. Some of these are Fort of Rajgarh (49 km), Bachhren (10 km), Jharisa (16 km) and Nadbai (37 km) away from Mahwa.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Agra Airport, is located 112 km away from Mahwa.
There is no railway station in Mahwa. Bayana Junction Railway Station, 52 km away, is the nearest railway station from this town.
There are many buses connecting this town from various nearby states. Private bus operators such as Hans Travels and Shrinath Travel Agency offer luxurious buses to Mahwa from Jaipur. Online bus ticket booking has caught up with travelers across India.