Unnao is a city sandwiched between Lucknow and Kanpur. Because of its proximity to these two cities, it has several places of tourist interest. It is well connected by road and rail. Unnao has several swamps and lakes, thus getting the nickname of the City of Lakes.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Unnao like Katayayan Hotels Pvt Ltd (Tariff –Rs. 900), Vishal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900) and New Hotel Green Palace (Tariff –Rs. 1,000).
Awadhi and Hindi are widely spoken in Unnao. English is also spoken and understood here.
Holi in March-April, Dussera in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
As Unnao is located cloce to the cities of Lucknow and Kanpur, it has numerous places of interests. Some of them include Jajmau (17 km), Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary (28 km), Moti Jheel (29 km) and ISKCON Kanpur (31 km).
How to Get There
Kanpur Airport (19 km) is the nearest from the town.
Unnao is well connected to major cities through its railway network.
Buses are available from Delhi, Kanpur and Lucknow. New Shatabdi Bus Service other than the state-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.
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.