Agra Tourism
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Agra Tourism

Agra Info

  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 171 m
  • Pincode: 282001
  • District: Agra
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0562
  • Weather: Summer 25 to 46°C, Winter 1 to 23°C

History of Agra

Situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, the city of Agra has had a long tryst with a history that dates back to the Mahabharata. It is during the Mughal rule that Agra assumed importance and Sikander Lodhi is known as its founder. It is here that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memoriam of his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Under British rule, the region was known as Presidency of Agra and was the seat of the government. It is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are the chief Agra sightseeing attractions.

People and Culture of Agra      

Known for its cultural diversity, Hindus, Muslims, and Christians are all found in this city. Agra is the birthplace of two religions—Din Illahi, which gained popularity during Akbar’s reign, and the Radhaswami Faith. Though Hindi is the primary language, Urdu, Brijbhasa, and English are also widely used. The annual ‘Taj Mahotsav’ is a 10-day event that showcases the folk arts, music, and crafts of the region to locals and those sightseeing in Agra.

Things To Do in Agra

The Taj Mahal, without a doubt, tops the list of places to see in Agra. Built in the mid-17th century, this monument is considered a fine example of Mughal architecture. Besides the Taj, the Agra Red Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, also figures on the list of UNESCO Heritage Site. Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra, Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s tomb, Mankameshwar Temple, Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal, Jama Masjid, and Ram Bagh are some other places to visit in Agra.

The third of Agra attractions on the Heritage list is Fatehpur Sikri, which is about 35 km from the city. The Bulund Darwaza is the most prominent of the various historical buildings found here. Among other things to do in Agra, you can go on the Mughal Heritage Walk, which is a 1 km loop.

Food and Shopping in Agra

There can be no better place to taste some authentic Mughlai dishes than in the restaurants and eateries across Agra. Do not forget to sample the Kadhai Paneer, Butter Chicken, Naans, Bedai, Bhallas, Pasanday, Korma, and Tandoori Chicken. A trip to Agra is incomplete if you have not satiated your sweet cravings with some Pethas and Jalebis.

Visitors on an Agra tour love to take home souvenirs in the form of locally manufactured leather products, handicrafts, and stone goods. The Sadar Bazaar area is a great place to shop for trinkets and leather shoes and figures on the list of Agra places to visit.

Accommodation in Agra

There is no need to worry if you are wondering how to reach Agra. The airport at Agra has regular flights to and from cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Varanasi. The city is well-connected by rail to various parts of the country and there are many stations such as Agra Cantonment, Agra Fort, and Agra City to name a few. Three national highways connect Agra to the rest of India along with many state highways. Agra getaways are popular with people living in the Golden Triangle area comprising of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. There are plenty of hotels and resorts in Agra to cater to the needs of different types of travellers. They are all centrally located and well-connected to the various Agra tourist places.


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Shanawaz Khan

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  • Shanawaz Khan
  • 4 Reviews
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"Very much important and romantic place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Very nice place. One should appreciate the art work of Taj Mahal. Enjoy each and every place inside Taj Mahal. You can go to the mughal period. Pure love, nothing but true love.

Every individual must go and see through their eyes. Must go.
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Alok Pandey

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  • Alok Pandey
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  696 readers

"Taj ... A Story" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Land of Historical Era and the City of Taj. Agra defined in this one line.
Experience Taj from all of its angle, Sikandara - Tomb of The great Akbar, Itmad Ud Daulla - Taj Inspiration, Holy Yamuna, Mehtab Bagh, and many more places.
Sadar Bazar - Local delicacies, Lifestyle, Evening life
Having budget hotels to Big brand hotels, Agra Welcome's everyone.
Roam around to experience local life near Sanjay Place, Rajpur Chungi, Taj view and many more places.
Best city for food & heritage lovers, photographer's.
Best Season - October to March
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Shubhi kansal

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  • Shubhi kansal
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  914 readers

"Opulence!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The city hosts one of the seven wonders of the world with a few other interesting historical monuments, and city close by. Visit Agra if you enjoy history, royalty, architecture, grandeur, and luxury.
The main monuments being the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Sikandara, Fatehpur Sikri are a delight to visit. To get mesmerised and lost in thought of the past as to how things would have been In the past, the stories behind every monument and reasons for their being.
This is a country proud city ... Do visit ... And experience for yourself.
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Vikas D

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  • Vikas D
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  • Lives in Rajkot
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  • 16 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  3244 readers

"Agra .. Known for taj Mahala and red fort"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Had gone for 4 days for a conference .. But got a chance to visit Taj Mahala in spite of hectic schedule and rains ... A must-visit place ... O my God !! This was the first expression seeing the marvellous and gigantic structure !! We were a group of 7 and visited it at 6am in the morning .. An excellent time to avoid the perennial evening crowds ... Well, they screen you, they give you shoe covers and you have to buy a ticket! BUY THE REGULAR TICKET !!! EXPRESS TICKET HAS A VALUE DURING CROWDS !! Well the most fascinating part is there are total 4 huge structures, one of which is Taj Mahal! And everything is built in SYMMETRY !! A must-visit if you visit Agra. The city is not a big one ... With the usual rogue rickshaw-wallas. However, I suggest you stay around the taj .. Or near your workplace ... Will save a lot of bucks ... And max 4 days for this city ... Soak in the architectural marvels and come home with splendid pics
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Biman gogol

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  • Biman gogol
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"Fantastic place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Agra is a place of ancient monuments and specially the TAJ MAHAL constructed by King Shah Jahan in memory of his lovely wife Mumtaz which is monitoring & controlled by ASI, a Government of India department. The mini TAJ also located in the riverside of Jamuna, a beautiful looking, but cleanliness of Jamuna revived. It should be improved.
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Dinesh kumar

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  • Dinesh kumar
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1162 readers

"It is a very good heritage city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a wonderful experience to stay in a 5 star hotel Clacks Shiraz. It was also wonderful to visit The Taj Mahal and The Red Fort. Agar is full of heritage and romantic points. It is recommended to visit Mehtab Bagh also which is situated at the other bank of river Yamuna behind the Taj Mahal.
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Uday veer Chauhan

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  • Uday veer Chauhan
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1229 readers

"Good place but traffic jam and water logging is big issue .."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nice building ... Taj Mahal,
Agra Fort's only 25%part is open to tourists.
Can enjoy Tanga ride all over the city.
Agra petha(sweet) is popular throughout North India.
Lots of traffic Jam near bhagwan takij-Way towards Jamaal.
Water logging can be seen throughout city.
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Pawan bansal

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  • Pawan bansal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1274 readers

"Relaxing trip to Ramadan."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The hotel for stay is good but you can not pass the whole day over here. If you are out for sight seeing in the day and coming back in the evening then this hotel is quire good. Rooms are good and cleaned and good bathroom with toiletries. Only thing is there is very less open space. Entrance lobby 50% converted into restaurant which spoil the whole look of entrance. There are no lawns. Swimming pool is not up to the mark.
On the whole good for night stay. FOOD is very good service and staff also very good.
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T a rana

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  • T a rana
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1498 readers

"Amazing Agra"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Taj Mahal is a beautiful structure in the world. Nobody can build like this beautiful and art of this gesture so my experience is nice about Taj Mahal and other monuments in nearby Agra like FATEHPUR SIKRI and RED FORT in Agra. That's why Agra is very famous place in Uttar Pradesh and in the world also.
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Pandey Harsh

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  • Pandey Harsh
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"Lovely place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very nice place for couples to travelling this area. I am very glad with travelling taj and Yamuna River you know me and my love very attracted his colour and we want to go deep into the simbol of love. We travelled one month in the agra's TAJ and agra's streets I love so much these city and we want to come next time to travell here
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