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

Agra, the land of the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is situated on the banks of River Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is bounded by Mathura district in the north, Dhaulpur district in the south, Firozabad in the east and Bharatpur in the west.

History of Agra

Agra is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Even before that, the city was referred to as Arya Griha or ‘home of the Aryans’. Sikandar Lodhi of the Delhi Sultanate is believed to have founded modern day Agra in 1504. After his death, his son Ibrahim Lodhi continued to rule, until his defeat in the first battle of Panipat at the hands of the Mughal Emperor Babur in 1526.

People & Culture of Agra

Agra owes a large part of its heritage and culture to Mughal rulers like Babur, Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan among others. Each of these emperors added not only to the architectural brilliance of the city but also to its history and culture. While Babur introduced the Persian-styled gardens, Akbar built the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Shahjahan’s Taj Mahal, the eternal monument of love built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, marks the pinnacle of Mughal architecture.


The Department of Tourism organises the Taj Mahotsav in February every year, which attracts national and international tourists to the Agra. The festival celebrates Mughal art and culture and is a profusion of musical and dance performances, a food festival and crafts mela. 


Things to do in Agra

Agra’s rich historical background is reflected through its numerous monuments. Apart from the Taj Mahal, the city is home to other UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort, and has carved a place for itself on the world tourism map. Other attractions of this historical city include Sikandra, Itmadud Daula, Soor Sarovar, Jama Masjid, Diwan-i-Am, Buland Darwaza, etc.

Travelling to Agra

Agra is well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest airport to reach Agra is Kheria Airport, located at a distance of 8 km from the city centre and is connected to various cities in the country including Delhi and Varanasi. 


The city has four major railway stations – Agra Cantt, Raja ki Mandi, Agra Fort and Idgah Agra Junction. Agra can also be reached by road from Lucknow (over 300 km), Kanpur (over 70 km) and Delhi (200 km). 


Tourist buses run by private operators as well as state run buses are available to reach Agra.


Travelling within Agra

Tourists can travel around the city of Agra using electric buses, Tongas, tempos, cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws. All major areas are covered through Electric buses in Agra, but these are usually crowded. Tourists can also use Tongas; horse drawn carriages, to explore the city.  Tonga charges are around Rs 5 to 15 per person. 


The city has a sub-tropical climate. The summer season, from April to September, can be hot with temperatures rising to 45° Celsius at times. The best time to visit Agra is from October to March.


Accommodation Options in Agra

Ranging from budget hotels to luxury hotels the accommodation options in Agra are plenty. Agra hotels offer accommodation options to suite all budgets.

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Akshay Diwan
  • Akshay Diwan
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"The best place to hang out with families" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Agra is one of the place where the one of the world's wonder is situated I.e. TAJ MAHAL. At Taj Mahal you can see creativity and click photos with wonderful background. I think we once have to visit this place. Then you can visit sikandra and dayal bagh and kamla nagar market and much more to enjoy your one day.
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Giridhari Dey
  • Giridhari Dey
  • 8 Reviews

"Overall, a good place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Its one of the best tourism destination in India. I was in this place for visiting the one of the 7 wonders of world. Tajmahal is really awesome. It was realy good to see taj live. I am very happy to see taj and again want to see it. I think everyone should visit this at least once in life. I was really excited when I saw taj first time.
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Amit Kumar
  • Amit Kumar
  • Lives in Meerut
  • 2 Reviews

"A good place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It was really good to see taj Mahal. I am very happy to see taj and again want to see it. I think everyone should see this at least once in life. I was really excited when I saw taj for the first time. I think I took right decision to go to Agra and see taj. However there is a problem of water but you can buy bottle water and enjoy the journey.
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Vivek Kharloya
  • Vivek Kharloya
  • Lives in Nagaur
  • 1 Review

"Vacation at Agra" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
The superb city of India. The Yamuna and The Taj Mahal. In night time, the reflection of Taj Mahal in the Yamuna river is memorable moments. And there are many other places to see. From the train Yamuna river looks so beautiful and calm. Feeling like to staring at its..
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Ashish Das
  • Ashish Das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews

"Best experience in my life" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its one of the best tourism destination in India. I was in this place for visiting the one of the 7 wonders of world. Tajmahal is really awesome. The palace near to it are really center of attraction. Hotels and Lodges are also very cheap in this place. If you visit around, you will get Peda which is very popular in Agra. I visited all mahals and Fort near the Agra. Overall a very historic place, where you will be able to see many things and definitely it will make you to feel like royal.
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Tarun Gupta
  • Tarun Gupta
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 1 Review

"A wonderful city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Taj Mahal perhaps the most important place everyone used to find the world for the tourist purpose. There are other places like Red fort, akbar's tomb(sikandra) mina bazar and several other places which are full of entertainment. Agra is the right place for spending holidays.
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Sushil Chaudhary
  • Sushil Chaudhary
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews

"Wonderfull Agra" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I have enjoyed my 3 days holidays in Agra city. This is a really nice city. I noticed that Agra is a clean and nice heritage city. I visited Taj Mahal. This is a really a wonder in the world. I visited Agra fort and some more heritage palaces. The people behaved well. Food and drinks materials are also too good. Really I am so happy with this city. My decision was 100% correct to select Agra to spend my vacations.
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Rohit Vijayakumar
  • Rohit Vijayakumar
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 2 Reviews

"A good experience" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
From the railway Station we are accompanied by a tour guide Farhan (north Indian) of KSBC Tours and Travels. He takes us to the two AC 44 seated buses. At nearly 12.00 pm we have checked in at Hotel Taj Inn of Agra. The food of Agra was the worst ever and the rate was about 100% that of ours. From the Hotel we have gone to the Agra Fort.
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Sandeep
  • Sandeep
  • Lives in Agra
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  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful world heritage site" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Taj Mahal, a majestic world heritage site to be enjoyed on a full moon night. Really romantic destination for a newly wed couple. Apart from Taj Mahal one should definitely visit fatehpur sikri a beauty of Mughal architecture. Peta's are the mush have items in Agra, however be ware of the duplicate 'Panchi' Brand pethas.

Late February and early March is the best time for enjoying the really scenic beauty of Agra. And to do so one needs to carry a good camera along.

Travelers to Agra should be aware of the Panchhi' petha trap and the high prices artifacts of marble. These items are generally duplicate and guides and cab drivers are involved in the nexus with the shop owners.
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Vikas Choudhary
  • Vikas Choudhary
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"A good city" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One time visit city. You need not have to go with any tour plan. The best way to visit this city is to explore by your own. You can easily bargain with the hotel and the local transport. Two days are enough to cover all the important places.
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