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Sheroes hangout run by acid attack victims

Sheroes hangout run by acid attack victims  Video Review
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Agra

Biswambharnath Naik
17th Oct 17

Super place

Super place  Video Review
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Jahangir Mahal

Er abhishek Mishra
27th Oct 17

Wah Taj!

Wah Taj!  Video Review
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Taj Mahal

Prashant Kumar
13th Mar 17

A lover's spirit

A lover's spirit  Video Review
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Taj Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 18

Nice view

Nice view  Video Review
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Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb

Nitu
19th Dec 17

Nice view

Nice view  Video Review
02:04

Diwan-i-khas

Nitu
19th Dec 17

Nice view

Nice view  Video Review
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Taj Mahal

Nitu
19th Dec 17

Taj Mahal, a monument of love

Taj Mahal, a monument of love  Video Review
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Taj Mahal

Dhirender singh
2nd Dec 17

Taj Mahal--Wonderful Place

Taj Mahal--Wonderful Place  Video Review
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Taj Mahal

Manish Taneja
2nd Dec 17

Diwan-i-am

Diwan-i-am  Video Review
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Diwan-i-am

Er abhishek Mishra
27th Oct 17

I am heading to Agra

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Reasons to go to Agra

1Watch the Taj in all its glory by moonlight
Watch the Taj in all its glory by moonlight

Tanuj from Lucknow shares, “Beautiful view but it bit crowded. Do plan to visit in moonlight. Follow the lines and be focus while you reach the main monument. People will push you outside as soon as you reach. Take a glimpse for sure. Go at backside to take a look at Yamuna river.”

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2Taj Mahotsav
Taj Mahotsav

This 10 day cultural extravaganza is an annual event at Agra each year. The crafts village next to the Taj Mahal comes alive with cultural performances, folk dances and songs, exquisite handicrafts, food stalls from all over India and much more. Be part of this great get-together of Indian art and craft in a splendid setting.

HolidayIQ traveller Shubham Verma from Delhi shares, “We clubbed the visit to the Taj with the Agra's yearly Taj Mahotsav. Taj Mahotsav is organized at Shilpgram, which is a craft village just about 500m away from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. You will be treated to paintings, pottery, handicrafts and other artist fineries from different parts of the country. Artists come to this festival to showcase their work and you can even go on a shopping spree.”

When: February 18-27 each year
Where: Agra

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3To the majestic Taj Mahal and forts
To the majestic Taj Mahal and forts

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Anand shares, “The place is nice and photogenic. Apart from Taj Mahal, I have also been to Agra Fort which is around 2. 5 KM far from The Taj. Though Taj attracts all the tourist towards itself, one must also visit the Agra Fort. Apart from the history, the best part are the view of Taj Mahal from there. Wonderfully calm and serene.”  

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4The place of white marble gem
The place of white marble gem

HolidayIQ Reviewer Binay Mohanty shares, “Commutation to Taj Mahal is better, by road from Delhi, the Yamuna Express Highway is a blessing for visitors from Delhi via Noida towards Agra.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sajad J adds, “Good place to go. We deliberated on going to Fatehpur multiple times as we just had a day and the to/from drive between Agra and Fatehpur itself would easily eat up 2 hrs. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Chandra adds, “The Icon of India; Having traveled length and breadth of India and living in Delhi for last 15 years, it was unbelievable that I had not yet visited Taj Mahal. This white marble gem is the magnum opus of Mughal architecture. ”  

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5Home to iconic places for photography
Home to iconic places for photography

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuradha Manjul shares, “Agra Diaries - The tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani; We had planned a night halt in Agra while coming back from Jaipur by road. The plan was to reach Agra by around 1 pm and then visit Sikandara complex. He checked if I had a video camera with me, my still camera was anyway hanging around my neck (there is no sign in the area which says photography or videography not allowed). I cross-questioned him that why was he asking the same to which he gave a standard answer - photography is not allowed.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Padma Nayak adds, “Taj Mahal is a beautiful and unbelievable monument and photography is allowed here.”  



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Reviews (598)

Ashish Sehgal

Ashish Sehgal4.3/5

120 reviews

Ancient City with Great monuments and shopping options

Agra is a Great city to visit. It has TAJ MAHAL, Agra Fort. The city is an ancient city with new infrastructure infused to make it convenient for persons to travel down to Agra. Shopping options were also plenty with lot of marble articles available at local artists. Genuine Leather products were also available at a very affordable prices in the market. Overall I will rate visit to Agra as Very Good.

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Mansoor Alam

Mansoor Alam3.6/5

17 reviews

Best place to visit for Taj

Best place to visit at least once in a life for Taj Mahala full day programme other places like Agra Fort and Meena Bazar, Panchi Petha store may attract for reasons behind. To visit Agra fort you need full day tour with guide and in evening you may take rest or visit market if you have more days then it is better to take rest. Agra is famous for one thing more than is petha panchi petha is a famous brand in Agra various types of petha available like kesar petha fruit petha kancha petha amd most important pan petha you must like it.

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Agra Overview

History of Agra

Situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, the city of Agra has had a long tryst with history that dates back to the Mahabharata. It is during the Mughal rule that Agra assumed importance. 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 Radhasoami Faith. Though Hindi is the primary language, Urdu, Brij Bhasa, 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, Itmad-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 Buland 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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