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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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T a rana

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  • T a rana
  • 2 Reviews
  •  23 readers

"Amazing Agra" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
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
  • 1 Review
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"Lovely place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 123 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
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"Taj city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Agra city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Utah Pradesh india. Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur.
Taj Mahala is one of the most famous building in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahala.
It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. The mankameshwar temple is one of the four ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva on the four corners of Agra city.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
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"Beautiful place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a very nice and big city. Here is lots of room to move around on the fit. The Taj Mahala is the most famous place. The fort is also well known. Here's more on the Petha has shops. And here Petha is famous throughout India. Overall the whole city is very beautiful.
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Anuradha Agrawal

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  • Anuradha Agrawal
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 14 Reviews
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"Awesome place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I decided to revisit Agra after 2 decades or more, always shooting it down on my 'Must Go' list as Taj is by far one of the most photographed and recognizable monument worldwide.

But, I was so happy to be proven wrong. The drive down Yamuna expressway from Delhi will steal your heart even in the scorching mid June North India heat. We reached like a breeze and locating the hotel on Google maps was oh-so-convenient. Neat, broad roads, easy access and well displayed signage, friendly locals, all make Agra a very touristy destination.
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Aniket

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  • Aniket
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
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"Agra must go"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We the couple very much enjoying the Agra allover. But Jamaal is very much dirty and polluted by local people activities and administration is very much poor in all over the Agra, which makes the beauties of Agra to the lower level. Fatrpur sikri bulan darwaja are the must go place. Agra fort is very attractive. All over Agra lacking good professional travel guide. The local people who involves in guiding actually they misguided the traveller and even foreigners which is shameful to be being an Indian
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Vidyasagar Mehta

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  • Vidyasagar Mehta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 53 photos
  • 47 Reviews
  •  91 helpful votes
  •  10822 readers

"Awesome place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The city of Agra is know for Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Seet Patha, Dal moth namkeen, leather products and many more things. Agar city is in the cleanses meter if its out of 10 I will give 6 in cleanliness. I visited Agra for two days just to relax on weekend, we went to see the Jamaal the national monument of India and in the evening we went to Agar fort. The next day we went for some shopping like marble carving shop were you can buy miniature Taj Mahal, Marble jewelry etc and also went to eatery place were we had kachodi with aloo and lassi the famous snacks of Agra.
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Kausik Mandal

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  • 34 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Wah TAJ!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A very common place for the visitors from in and out of India. Though it is popular for the Tajmahal, but I prefer the fort - Agra Fort which is a story itself if you can have a genuine guide. Lots of other spots are also there. The attraction for the foodies is here with lots of variety.
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Anand mehra

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  • Anand mehra
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Seen one of the wonders"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
In my last visit to Agra we enjoyed by visiting one of wonders which is in Agra famous as Taj Mahal. Beautifully memorable historical place. Over more also visited Fatehpur Sikri, that's also nice historical place. We enjoyed city market in Sadar Bazaar also, good market.
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Harsha mehta

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  • Harsha mehta
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"Good place for one time visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It had been a good visit. One day is sufficient to go for sightseeing. People are courteous and helpful. Would further suggest to visit in little winters time. Summers are too hot and dry. Places like Taj Mahal, Mughal gardens and Agra Fort are good attractions. Beautiful carvings on marble can be seen and collected. Sweets, particular Peetha is very famous.
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