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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
01:53

Taj Mahal

Prashant Kumar
13th Mar 17

A lover's spirit

A lover's spirit  Video Review
02:04

Taj Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 18

Nice view

Nice view  Video Review
02:05

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
01:57

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
00:53

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

1For world famous Taj
For world famous Taj

HolidayIQ reviewer Mukesh says, "Agra became famous due to the Taj Mahal - The Monument of Love. There are other attractions at Agra like the Agra Fort. Recently a restaurant opened here in Agra name Sheroes Cafe which is another hot attraction popular amongst tourist."

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2Fatehpur Sikri In Pardes
Fatehpur Sikri In Pardes

"Always a yes yes if you go to Agra. You have to see the architecture and stone work. It is so silent monument that they say beauty lies in the silent world. Every area for the Maharani and Raja was made with perfection. Suggest you to take a guide to get the detailed explanation of the monument. It's one of its own kind in the Indian history," says HolidayIQ Traveller Prisha Bhatija. 

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3Catch The Early Morning Sunlight If You Want Awesome Photos Of The Taj Mahal
Catch The Early Morning Sunlight If You Want Awesome Photos Of The Taj Mahal

There are several food joints available outside the premises. Bananas are available at a very cheap rate. There are many souvenir shops selling small to large souvenirs of the Taj Mahal outside the monument premises.” HolidayIQ Traveller Debayan Bhowmik shares, “It's not every day that you can visit the Taj Mahal and feel the beauty of it. So, it's a must-visit whenever you are in Agra. The architecture has its own majestic beauty and getting a proper tour guide can thrill you because of the extraordinary history of the monument.

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4Swanky and classy!
Swanky and classy!

Recommended Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel

HolidayIQ reviewer Shubhro says, "The thing about Radisson Blu, apart from being the oasis in the middle of the winding confusion of Agra streets, is that they make the effort to get to know what kind of a patron and traveller you are." HolidayIQ reviewer Subhasis Sahu says, "The beautiful location near Jamaal and Agra fort, the night viewing of Taj at moonlit night was mesmerising. The food, the hospitality and the ambience were all excellent for a family visit or for romantic nights. Horse riding to Jamaal at stone's throw was amazing.

Other Facilities: Indian Nawabi cuisine, sports bar, spa.

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5Home to the marble beauty Taj Mahal
Home to the marble beauty Taj Mahal

HolidayIQ Reviewer Binay Mohanty shares, “I had a chance to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world. Beauty is a small word for this monument but a lot needs to be done for maintaining it. It's a treat our eyes.”  

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. I have been to Sikandra, that was the nearest but not Agra. This weekend I decided to visit the most iconic structure of India i. e. Taj Mahal. And believe me, it is spectacular. This white marble gem is the magnum opus of Mughal architecture.”  

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Reviews (599)

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar5.0/5

275 reviews

The womder of India

The Taj city never disappoint to allure you. The heritage monuments and the buried stories will leave you amazed. The beautiful Jamaal and Fatehpur Sikri are just a weekend stretch from Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh. One can book a tour by an of the tour operator or can manage my self.

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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Recommended Duration in Agra

Number of days to spend in Agra as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

1.9%

2 days

75.5%

3 days

13.2%

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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