Bikaner is an attractive city in the state of Rajasthan. The city and its surroundings are home to great cultural and historical places such as Lalgardh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace and Junagarh Fort to name a few. For food-lovers, Bikaner is also known for its namkeens (tasty snacks). It is also called the ‘Camel Country,’ as the best riding camels of the world are found in the city.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Bikaner. Some of them are Sagar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Vrindavan Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Mangalam (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Regent Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Bikanerare Rajasthani and Marwari. Other languages spoken are Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Bikaner are Maha Shivratri (March), Holi (March), Dussehra (October) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Bikaner. Some of them are Camel Research Firm (8 km), Devi Kund (8 km), Gajner wildlife Sanctuary (32 km).
How to Get There
Surat Gujarat Airport is the closest airport situated at a distance of 173 km from the city.
The closest railway station is Bikaner Junction Railway Station, which is situated in the city itself.
Bikaner is directly connected to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Ajmer. The nearest bus stand is Bikaner Bus Station, which is just a kilometre away from the city. There are options for local travellers to get around in local buses. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across 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.