Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh is often referred to as the "Mecca of Education” because it houses the renowned Aligarh Muslim University. It is also well known for its lock industry with its products being exported across the world. Aligarh offers great food experience, including a mouth-watering delicacy called 'Aloo-Kachri'. Some of the must-visit places in and around the city include Mathura, Bulandshahr, Vrindavan and Dabchik.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Aligarh. Some of them are Palm Tree Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Gulmarg Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Vikash Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Abha Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Aligarhis Hindi. Other languages spoken are English and Urdu.
The important festivals of Aligarh are Makar Sankranti (January), Holi (March), Dussehra (October), Diwali (November) and Eid.
Places of Interest
The important tourist attractions in Aligarh are Baba Barchi Bahadur (1.5 km), Aligarh Fort (4.5 km), and Dhanipur (5 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Kheria Airport, located 93 km away from the city.
The closest railway station is Aligarh Junction Railway Station, situated at a distance of 2 km.
Aligarh is 37 km away from Hathras by road. Aligarh Bus Station is just a kilometre away from the city and is the closest bus stand. Local travellers can use buses operated by the Uttar Pradesh Roadways to reach nearby cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kanpur. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India.
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.