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.
Sikandra is a village in Bahria of Allahabad district in Uttar Pradesh. The Allahabad bypass road passes next to this region. Sikandra is 26 km away from Allahabad and 205 km away from its capital, Lucknow. Areas that surround this village are Pratappur, Soraon, Phulpur, and Mauaima. Cities located close to Sikandra are Allahabad, Phulpur, Jaunpur, and Lal Gopalganj Nindaura.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Sikandra. However, there are affordable hotels in Allahabad. Some of them are Hotel Raj (Tariff – Rs.725) and Hotel Prayag (Tariff – Rs.544).
People of Sikandra speak in Hindi, Awadhi, and Urdu.
The important festivals in Sikandra are Holi celebrated in March, Janmashtami during July-August, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, and Diwali celebrated during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions that are worth visiting around Sikandra. Some of the attractions include the Allahabad Fort situated 28 km away, Allahabad Museum (24 km), and Triveni Sangam (33 km) from Sikandra.
How to Get There
Sikandra is located 36 km away from Bamrauli Airport.
There is no railway station in Sikandra. Saraichandi Railway Station is the nearest railway station, which is 8 km away from Sikandra.
Phulpur and Allahabad are the two neighbouring cities that have state-run and private buses traveling to Sikandra. There are private operators such as Hans Travels which have daily trips to Sikandra from Agra. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets