cover
3/5

Reviews (1)

Stay Connected

Introduction

Agra has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby. There are also many other buildings and tombs from Agra's days of glory as the capital of the Mughal Empire.

The earliest reference to Agra is in the ancient epic, the Mahabharata, while Ptolemy was the first person to call it by its modern name. The recorded history of Agra begins around the 11th century, and over the next 500 years, the city changed hands between various kings, both Hindu and Muslim.

 

Attractions

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

Gardens :

    Soami Bagh

    Ram Bagh

    Mehtab Bagh

Temples:

    Balkeshwar Temple

    Kailash Temple

    Mankameshwar Temple

    Prithvinath Temple

    Rajeshwar Temple

    Shyam Ji Maharaj Temple

    Mahakal And Mahakali Temple

   Rawli Maharaj Temple

Other sights

    Sikandra

    Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb

    Mariam's Tomb

    Jama Masjid

    Chini Ka Roza

 

 

How to reach

Agra is 200 km southeast from Delhi and is one of the points of the tourist's Golden Triangle of Agra-Delhi-Jaipur. Agra is also very well connected via rail and road with other nearby cities and tourist destinations.

By Plane

Service to Agra's Kheria Airport (IATA: AGR ICAO: VIAG) is seasonal. Currently, the city is served by Air India Regional, which flies on the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tourist triangle route. The flight time to either is less than an hour. Travelers have had trouble with extreme lateness, and for that reason a hired car may be a safer (and probably cheaper) alternative.

By Train

Agra is on the main train line between the Delhi-Mumbai (Bombay) and Delhi-Chennai routes, and many trains connect Agra with these cities every day. Some east-bound trains from Delhi also travel via Agra, so direct connections to points in Eastern India (including Kolkata) are also available. There are close to 20 trains to Delhi every day, and at least three or four to both Mumbai and Chennai. Agra and Delhi are notorious for their thick winter fog which reduces visibility to almost zero. If travelling in late December or early January (the fog season), travelers should be aware that, because of the reduced visibility, all trains slow down and travel time goes up. The Bhopal Shatabdi, for example, may arrive in Agra well after 10AM, and might return to Delhi well after midnight. From a safety point of view, it is always preferable to travel by train during the winters. Driving in fog on the road is very risky. There are three stations in Agra:

By Bus

A number of buses connect Agra with Delhi. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach Agra by bus. There are basically three interstate bus stands:

  • Idgah Bus Stand is the primary bus stand for travelling towards Rajasthan/Madhya Pradesh, in the heart of the city, 8 km from the Taj.
  • ISBT at Transport Nagar, 12 km from the Taj, is an inter state bus terminal. Most of the buses pass through here, except for buses originating from Idgah Bus Stand and going towards Rajasthan.

Note: Do not prey on Private Luxury Buses and Travel Agencies as they are very expensive and may drop you to your destination late. They'll also tell you that the bus is direct to the destination but it's not.

Weather

For the traveler, Agra weather hovers between extremes-daytime temperatures can rise up to 40 degrees centigrade in the shade during the summer season, while in winters the temperature can plummet to a chilly 4 degrees centigrade. It is recommended that the traveler should avoid the blazing summer (April to June) and the rainy,wet season (July to September). 


Agra weather is warmest during the month of July (average temperature: 38 degrees centigrade) and coolest during the month of December (average temperature: 6 degrees centigrade). The wettest month of the year is May.

 

Reviews
avatar
3/5

Worth

Posted by: tearsrpea_iafah8nefb, Posted on: Aug 02, 2013
It is quite obvious that this place is among one of those places which any person must visit before closing his/her eyes as the Taj Mahal situated there has been continuously selected in the list of seven wonders out of one hundred and ninety five countries of the world. The heights of the creativity can be seen in that one piece of heaven. Places like Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri proved to be quite brilliant in each and every sense.
Posted by: tearsrpea_iafah8nefb

Back to Top