About Agra

Many of us may have dreamily thought of getting married in the city of love, an epitome of endearment and affection. Agra, the city of Taj, is the embodiment of a famous overwhelming love story that still resonates in the air of this small town. It is a small, compact city that is still rooted in its ancient traditions, and yet the most sought-after tourist destination globally. The city flaunts its rich cultural heritage of kings and their lineage. Every corner of the city still preserves and takes pride in its aristocratic past and grandiose. Even today, untouched by rapid modernism, its beauty is in its rawness, untarnished atmosphere and vintage living. The city adorned with huge exorbitant royal monuments, each one concealing tales of glory and honor, gives lots to explore and unveil. Moving around the city is like solving mysterious puzzles and decoding the mystical life of the royal rulers. The magical days and somber nights in Agra are best spent adoring the unique architecture, flamboyance and exalted lifestyle of the royals. Expect to see the Taj Mahal (voted again as one of the seven wonders of the world), Fatehpur Sikri (declared as a UNESCO world heritage site), Mariam tomb, the Red Fort, and many other big and small mausoleums and tombs erected by the kings to commemorate various occasions of their rule. The place reckons those who admire grandeur, rich architecture, and historical recordings. With a large amount of influence of Muslim culture and traditions in most of its monuments, the place gives a glimpse of a completely different cultural persona.

Public Transport System

In Agra, one can find many means of public transportation such as bus, taxi, car, and train which is easily accessible for visitors.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency moderate to high, and cleanliness moderate

Mode & Cost of Transports

Cycle rickshaw - INR 40 depends on the distance

Autorickshaw - Rs 50 depends on the distance

Taxi - INR 750 - 1000 a full day or half day tour in Agra.

Bus -  A/C INR 20 and non-A/C  bus - INR 10

 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.14
Cup of Coffee USD 1.41
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.73
Rice/Kg USD 0.77
White Bread USD 0.35
Eggs (12) USD 0.83
Combo Meal USD 4.41
Fine Dining USD 10.85
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.43
Domestic Beer USD 1.48
Imported Beer USD 1.76
Bottle of Wine USD 8.82
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 2.71
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.18
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.30
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 13.56

Do’s:

  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Carry an umbrella for protection from excess heat.
  • Liberally apply sunscreen.
  • Hire a guide for detailed information about the spots.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Maintain discipline.

Don’ts:

  • Hire a professional photographer, a guide will be able to help you click pictures.
  • Smoke or drink alcohol on the premises.
  • Scratch or cause any damage to the monument.
  • Carry big bags, it may take up a lot of time during security checks.

 

Night Life

Amidst the cultural and traditional structures created by the Royals in Agra, the nightlife is definitely an ice-breaker. The evening light show at the Red Fort and getting drenched in the glitz of the Taj on full moon nights are definitely a must watch. With world-class hotel brands, all around the vicinity of Taj Mahal, one can be assured to find something apt to suit their taste and liking. The nightlife at Agra is enthralling and fun with a wide variety of lounges and bars serving a wide variety of cocktails, mocktails, delicious food on the menu, and karaoke. Pool tables and gaming area with marvelous ambiance serving a variety of food and drinks cherish the memories of visitors exploring the city's night life. The Baaz lounge is a great place to spend an evening. They have a hookah lounge with a food menu that will tempt the taste buds of any visitor. Brewberry’s coffee house is a place to taste coffee, tea, mojitos, cappuccino and a variety of food including pizza, wraps, and burgers. The ambiance is excellent, serving fabulous food along with mocktails which provides a unique experience to the visitors. Sadar Bazaar is also a great place to enjoy the local delights in the evening.

Must See

  • Take a stroll to see and enjoy the captivating Mughal architecture at any of the monuments in Agra.
  • Visit Bharatpur bird sanctuary that is around 50 km, and is home to around 230 species of birds.
  • Have a great shopping experience at the Subash emporium.
  • Go for shopping at any of the market places and bargain with them for a good price.
  • Watch for spectacular garden places and monuments to get a beautiful glimpse of the city.

Experiences

  • Go on a cycle-rickshaw to get a spectacular glimpse of various aspects of the city.
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikhri.
  • Go for a long walk around the kinnari bazaar to buy embroidery items for garments.
  • Taj Ganj area in the city is famous for its delicious Mughlai cuisine that visitors can relish upon.
  • You can relax in the Akbar Masouleum, where the Mughal emperor used to relax.

 

Activities

Designer Aquariums
Zoo
158, Pratap Pura, Pratap Pura, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
1 km via Mahatma Gandhi road
Water Works Golf Club
Golf
Charan Tiwari Rd, Civil Lines, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282004
Distance From City Center
7.1 km via Mahatma gandhi road
Lokesh Fish Aquarium
Zoo
2/220, Cantt Rd, Namner, Idgah Colony, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
1.5 km via Mahatma Gandhi road
Hot air Balloon Safari
Safari
Fatehabad Road, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
7.1 km via mall road Agra
Soor Sarovar bird Sanctuary
Zoo
Mathura Delhi Highway, Near Runakata, Near Walter World-Dolfine, Arsena, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007
Distance From City Center
19.2 km via NH 19
Ranthambore National park
Safari
Ranthamborenationalpark.com Head Office Tour My India C - 81C Sector - 8, Noida, India
Distance From City Center
271.8 km via NH 23
Agra Golf Course
Golf
Taj Rd, Nai basti, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
3.2 km via SH 62
National Chambal Sanctuary
Zoo
Nandgaon Ghat, Jaitpur, Tehsil Bah, District Agra, UP, Agra 283114, India
Distance From City Center
70 km from Agra

Shopping

J K Cottage Industries
Antique Markets
K Cottage Industry Republic of India, MDR 113W, Agra Cantt, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
3.5 km via the mall road
Kamla Nagar
Antique Markets
Bansal Tower, Main Market, B-501, B Block Rd, Kaveri Kunj, Kamla Nagar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282004
Distance From City Center
7.2 km via Mahatma Gandhi Road
Sadar Bazaar
Antique Markets
Agra Cantt, Idgah Colony, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
2.2 km via Mahatma Gandhi Road
Chatta Bazar
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Daresi Rd, Sita Ram Colony, Pipal Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003
Distance From City Center
1.9 km via Mantola and Daresi Road
Raja ki Mandi
Flea Markets and Bazaars
32, SN Yadav Rd, Raja ki Mandi, Shahganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002
Distance From City Center
3.8 km via Mahatma Gandhi Road
Shahganj Bazaar
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Sewala Jat, Panchkuian, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
2.3 km from Sadar Bazaar via Mahatma Gandhi Road
Subhash Bazar
Flea Markets and Bazaars
11/1, Jama Masjid Rd, Subash Bazar, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003
Distance From City Center
1.1 km via Collectorate road and Mantola Road
Unique Handicrafts
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Taj East Gate VIP Rd, Near Shilpgram, Telipara, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
7.1 km via the Mall Road
Laxmi Handicrafts
Handicrafts and Souviners
Shop No. 28/632 Mahatma Gandhi Road Handicraft Bazar,Gokulpura, Opposite, Agra College, Gokul Pura, Shahganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002
Distance From City Center
2.1 km via Mahatma Gandhi Road
The Warehouse of Gifts and Souvenirs
Handicrafts and Souviners
18/151 Purani Mandi Crossing Opp. Shah Jahan Garden Near Agra Golf Course, Bansal Nagar, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Ashok Cosmos Mall
Shopping Malls
119/8-120, 8, Wazirpura Rd, Sanjay Palace, Sanjay Place, Civil Lines, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002
Distance From City Center
4.4 km via Mahatma Gandhi Road
Shanti Mall
Shopping Malls
Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Ramnagar Colony, Civil Lines, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282004
Distance From City Center
4.4 km via Mahatma Gandhi Road
TDI Mall
Shopping Malls
Plot No. 3D, Fatehabad Rd, Taj Nagari Phase 1, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Distance From City Center
6.5 km via the Mall Road

- Marble and leather items from Sadar Bazar

- Handicrafts

- Glass items

- Pethas

- Footwears (mojris)

- Taj Mahal souveniers

Official Language

Hindi

Other Language

Urdu, English, Braj Bhasha

Spoken Language

The visitors can speak Urdu, H... Read more

Currency

Indian Rupee (INR)

Population

1.8 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 33.83°C

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TimeZone

12:28 PM (GMT +05:30)

 

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Ambulance

108

 

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Police

100

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type D
Type D ( 230 V 50 Hz)
Type M
Type M ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Agra(kheria) Airport - AGR

Best time to visit

October, November, December, January, February, March. The weather is conducive for travel. It is pleasant and humid, hence highly recommended to travel during these months to make the most of your visit.

Moderate time to visit

August, September, the onset of monsoon, it may drizzle during these months. Visitors may experience rainfall but it will not cause any disturbance to them.

Worst time to visit

April, May, June, July, as it is very sunny and hot. The weather is dry and sweltering which may cause discomfort and stickiness due to sweating.

Taxi

Start Tariff: INR 45.00

1 Km. Tariff: INR 13.50

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: INR 100.00

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