Bayana is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh is also close by at a distance of 32 km (just half an hour’s drive away). The village sort of sits sandwiched between major cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Gwalior on four sides. Agra, however, is the major urban hub close to the city at a distance of 86 km.
Places to Stay
Despite being a global tourist hotspot, Agra still offers a wide variety of good budget hotels. Some of the options you ought to try are Sakura Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Aditya Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 540), Aryan’s Taj Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Vanshika Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Bayana is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali and the two Eid(s) in November.
Places of Interest
The most important place worth a visit in Agra is the Taj Mahal without doubt. It is considered to be a sign of love as the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan constructed the mausoleum over the tomb of his beloved wife Mumtaz. The other important sights which are bound to hold the visitor in awe are Agra Fort and Akbar’s Tomb.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur at a distance of 177 km.
The nearest railway station is the Agra Cantonment Railway Station a distance of 88 km from the village.
Various state transport buses connect Agra city to different parts of the state as well as cities of neighbouring states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.