Travel to Agra

The city of Agra is acclaimed for its uncommon landmarks and structures. Travelers and history oddities have unending affection for the city.
Travel to Agra
One of them is the Guru Ka Taal, which is substantial tank with wonderful towers raised around it. The red stone structures were assembled amid Jehangir's rule next to the sacred tomb of Itibar Khan Khwajasara.


How to Reach Agra

By Air  

The nearest airport to Agra is the Kheria Airport located around 5 km from the city center. Agra is connected to Delhi, Varanasi and Khajuraho by air. For different urban areas, vacationers need to take a flight to Delhi and proceed with their voyage via railways or transport.Find Flights to Agra

By Train

There are four main railway stations in Agra; they are Agra Cantt, Raja-ki-Mandi, Agra Fort and Idgah Agra Junction. The city is well linked with train services to all major cities in India. There are many super fast express trains connecting Agra with Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.



Trains from Delhi to Agra

  • New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express/12002
  • New Delhi-Lucknow Swarn Shatabdi Express/12004
  • Taj Express/12280
  • Gomti Express/12420

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Trains from Mumbai to Agra

  • Mumbai Bandra Terminus- Dehradun Express/19019
  • August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12953
  • Bandra Terminus-Nizamuddin Yuva Express/12247
  • Paschim Express/12925

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Trains from Kolkata to Agra

  • Udyan Abha Toofan Express/13007
  • Lal Quila Express/13111
  • Howrah Kalka Mail/12311
  • Sealdah-Ajmer Express/12987

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By Road 
Agra is overall associated by street to real urban communities in India. The National Highway Number 2 connections it with rest of India. Delhi and Lucknow are decently joined with Agra. There are consistent transport administrations from these two urban communities to achieve Agra. Taxies are likewise to achieve Agra from these urban communities. Primary transport stations in Agra are at Idgah and Agra Fort.

Distance to Agra
  • From Mathura - 59 km
  • From Delhi - 210 km
  • From Kanpur - 278 km
  • From Lucknow - 330 km
  • From Jaipur - 238 km
  • From Gwalior - 119 km
  • From gurgaon - 196 KM
  • From varanasi - 577 KM
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Places to See in Agra
The legacy of the Mughal line and their entrancing tombs, fortifications and mausoleums can be effectively seen in and around the city of Agra. There are likewise different landmarks and places that are celebrated for their magnificence and hugeness in Agra.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Category : History & Culture
The Taj Mahal is a standout amongst the most well known vacation spots in India and over the world. It's one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Finished in 1653, The Taj Mahal was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his dearest wife Mumtaz Mahal, as an image of unceasing adoration. Taj Mahal is based on a red sandstone base, bested by a gigantic white marble patio on which rests the vault flanked by four decreasing minarets. The floors and dividers have fascinating calligraphy and mosaic work enhanced with valuable stones.

Timings: Open all days (aside from Friday and open occasions) from day break to nightfall. Open at Night from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am on a Full moon night, two days previously, then after the fact.

Taj Mahal Entry Fee

The entry fees for the Taj Mahal are different for Indian and international tourists.

Foreign tourists: INR 750/

Citizens of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) and BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand: 510/-

Indians: Rs. 20/-

Tickets for the Taj Mahal can be purchased at any of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

There is no Entry fee for children below the age of 15 years, irrespective of whether they are Indians or Foreigners.

Agra fort
Category : History & Culture
Agra fort was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. During Shah Jahan's era, the red sandstone fort was reformed into a palace and extensively repaired with marble and pietra dura inlay.
Agra Fort
Distinguished buildings in the fort are the Pearl Mosque, Jahangir's Palace, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas (public and private audience halls), Shish Mahal, Musammam Burj and the Khas Mahal. The fort is semi-circular shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. 

Timings: Open all days from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Entry Fee: Rs.300 for foreign tourist and Rs.20 for Indian tourist. More...

Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb
Category : History & Culture
Itmad-ud-Daulah's TombThis Mughal Mausoleum in the city of Agra was fabricated at the order of Noor Jahan (wife of Jahangir) for her father Mirza Ghiyas Bagh, who was regarded with the title of Itmad-ud-Daula (mainstay of the state). This is the place the mausoleum took its name from.

The walls of the mausoleum are implicit white marble and inserted with semi valuable stones. The cenotaphs of both the father and mother of Noor Jahan lay side by side in the tomb.

Timings: Open all days from sunrise to sunset.

Entry Fee: Rs.110 for foreign tourist and Rs.10 for Indian tourist. More... 

Fatehpur Sikri
Category : History & Culture
Fatehpur Sikri
Established by the extraordinary Mughal ruler Akbar, in the year 1569, Fatehpur Sikri served as the capital of the Mughal Empire amid the years 1571-1585. Named as Fateh (significance triumph) to start with, it was later known as Fatehpur Sikri. It was home for the conception of navaratnas (9 gems). It remains as a representation of the scandalous Mughal construction modeling with special plans and works of art. The building was made of red stones and Akbar planned to resuscitate the Persian court qualities made by his predecessor Timur, however inevitably it delivered the goods as the fantastic Indian embellishments. The Fatehpur Sikkim was forsaken after its finishing because of common disasters of inadequate water further activated by the nearness of the Rajputana territories. The city is a bit of workmanship that encompasses splendid works by extraordinary personalities of the solid Mughal period impacted by the heads.

Timings: Open all days from sunrise to sunset.

Entry Fee: Rs.260 for foreign tourist and Rs.20 for Indian tourist. More... 


Akbar's Tomb
Category : History & Culture
Akbar's TombAssembled singularly for the extraordinary Mughal ruler, the Akbar Tomb was inherent 1605-1613. It covers a decent region of 119 sections of land in the Sikandra. It was Akbar himself who launched the works in 1600 according to the Tartary custom. Spotted in the suburbs, around a kilometer away lies the tomb of Miriam, Akbar's wife. The southern door is like those of the Taj Mahal with 4 white marble chhatri furthermore serves as the passage to the tomb. A wall of 105m square encompasses the tomb. The fake tomb is spotted in the marble structure put inside a 4 level pyramid building while the genuine tomb is securely kept in the cellar. The developing is made of red sandstones with touches of white marble. One of India's most prominent resources, the tomb is an alluring visitor spot, with individuals avid to see the tomb flooding the spot. More... 

Timings: Open all days from sunrise to sunset.

Entry Fee: Rs.110 for foreign tourist and Rs.10 for Indian tourist.
 

Jama Masjid 
Category : Religious
Jama MasjidInherent the 1648s, by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid stands confronting the Agra fortress and disregards the Agra Fort Railway Station in India. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in devotion to his most loved girl. Keeping in mind the end goal to make the Agra Fort Railway Station, the octagonal Tripolia Chowk was demolished. The fundamental passage is on the eastern side. The request to God chamber is finished with thin turrets with exchange booths. It is said to be the biggest arch among the three furthermore the most astounding, delegated the asylum. The opening of the focal entrance has Persian engravings on white marble inland with dark stones, in commendation of Shah Jahan and Jahanara, his girl. Made of red sandstone and marble, took 5,000 specialists a time of 6 years to finish the superb building. It remains on a high plinth and has 5 angled doors prompting the yard. More...

Radha Swami Samadhi
Category : History & Culture
Radha Swami SamadhiThis aged tomb is arranged around 15 km from Central Agra. It is an eminent building manufactured with greatest use of white marbles. This building was fabricated as the Samadhi ( tomb) of the organizer of the group Radha Swami. The originator was affectionately called as 'Swamiji Maharaj'. The Samadhi is beautified with multifaceted examples and multifaceted plans within. It is otherwise called Soamibagh. The development work started numerous decades back. Notwithstanding, the conviction that the fervent supporters hold is that the development work ought to proceed with until the end of time. It ought to never end. The point of this proceeded with development is to make it a living landmark. Henceforth the development has continued for a long time. In spite of the deficient state, the fancy stone building design has welcomed travelers from everywhere throughout the world, to view Indian structural engineering in all its loftiness.

Shopping in Agra
Shopping in AgraShopping in Agra can be an intriguing and excellent experience. The business sectors of Agra bear the remainders of the past wonderfulness when their ethnic expressions and artworks were belittled and advanced by the Mughal rulers. A percentage of the things for which Agra is popular incorporate handiworks things like marble tabletops, delicate stone lay work, semi valuable stones, gems things and hand made calfskin things. The little copy of the Taj Mahal makes a mainstream keepsake, finished with trim work with semi-valuable and valuable stones emulating the style of the pietra dura chip away at the terrific Taj. The 'Chikan weaving' and string and zari take a shot at dress represent the rich craftsmanship customs that have been conveyed down over the eras in the group of artisans. 

Agra Travel Tips
  • Always travel with your proper identification while traveling in a train or flight.
  • When hiring a taxi from airports or railway stations get a prepaid taxi.
  • In summers Agra is hot, plain cottons are the most practical and coolest.
  • Always carry a hat or shades for protection from the harsh Sun.
  • In monsoons, an umbrella comes in handy
  • In winters, woolens or warm clothing is essential at nighttime.
  • To enter a holy shrine, women should wear a long skirt, dress or trousers.
  • Women travelers are expected to be modestly dressed
  • Avoid tight fitting or revealing clothes especially when traveling alone
  • Beware of touts and tricksters cheating tourists.
  • Do not accept any type of food from strangers while traveling on trains and busses.
  • Eating at roadside cafes can be risky because of unhygienic cooking environments.
  • Drinking tap water can be a health hazard. It is best to carry mineral water bottles bought from a reliable store. In summer, extreme heat can cause heat strokes and dehydration, take enough fluids.
Eating Out and Restaurants in Agra
There are a few restaurants in Agra which serve great Mughlai, Indian, Chinese and different cooking styles. On the other hand, on the off chance that you need go for the renowned nearby flavors, keep in mind to go for the Petha, a kind of sweet confection and Dal Moth, a fiery lentil blend. These two things are the strengths of Agra. Panchhi's Petha is a standout amongst the most noticeable names for Petha. The Angoori Petha sold here is overall well known and is sent out also. Agra is likewise a paradise for Chat darlings. One can discover Chat stalls at each hideout and corner in the city. After a flavorful feast, bear in mind to round off your dinner with a Paan (betel leaf joined with areca nut or cured tobacco) which is an alternate forte of this delightful city.  

Multi-Cuisine
  • Pinch of Spice - 23/453, Wazirpura Road
  • Dasaprakash Restaurant - 9 Bansal Nagar, Fathehabad Road
  • Only Restaurant - 45 the Mall S of Taj Ganj
Vegetarian
  • Shankara Vegis Restaurant - Taj Ganj
  • Joney's Place - Taj Ganj
  • Zorba the Buddha - Gopi Chand Shivhare Road
Mughlai
  • Park Dining Room - Taj Road
  • Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail - Gandhi Nagar N.H. 2
Continental
  • Shah Continental - 14, Bansal Nagar
  • Bharat Plaza Hotel - Sikandara, Bodla Road, Rajajpur
  • Kwality Restaurant - Surya Nagar, Civil Lines
South Indian
  • Aahar Fast Food & Restaurant - 26/118, Sanjay place
  • Lakshmi Vilas South Indian Restaurant - 50A, Taj Rd, Taj Ganj, Sadar Bazar
Chinese
  • Mughal Room - 54 Taj Road
  • Park Dining Room - Taj Road, Sadar Bazaar Area
Non - Vegetarian
  • Stuff Makers - Hotel Kamal
  • Taj Cafe - Taj Ganj Street
  • Bellevue - The Oberoi Amarvilas, Taj East Gate Road

Hotels and Accommodation in Agra

 Some of the Budget, Mid-Range and Top Hotels in Agra are:

Budget Hotels

Hotel Sidhartha
Western Gate, Taj Mahal,
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91-562-3215067
Web:www.hotelsidhartha.com
Tariff: INR 600 to 800
Hotel Taj Heritage
25-30 A, Near Saga Emporium
Fatehabad Road, Agra
Tel: +91-562-6450508 / 4008013 /14
Web: www.hoteltajheritageagra.com
Tariff: INR 2200 to 4000.
Hotel Anand Villa
Fatehabad Road, Behind TDI Mall
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91-94125-26324
Web: www.hotelanandvilla.com
Tariff: INR 2500 to 3500
Mid-Range Hotels

Hotel Taj Resorts
Near Shilp Gram,
Taj Mahal Eastern Gate
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91-562-2230161 / 62 / 63 / 64
Web: www.hoteltajresorts.com
Tariff: INR 3500 to 7000
The Retreat
Taj Nagari Phase -1,
Near Prateek Enclave,
Shilpgram Road,
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91-562-3022222
Web: www.theretreat.co.in
Tariff: INR 5000 to 8500
Hotel Royale Residency
Near TDI Mall
Fatehabad Road
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91-562-3243337 / 2231661
Web: www.hotelagraroyaleresidency.com
Tariff: INR 2500 to 5000


Howard Sarovar Portico
Fatehabad Road
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91-562-4048600 / 699
Web: www.sarovarhotels.com
Tariff: INR 6000 to 9000


Rajmahal Hotel
A/C-1/2, Taj Nagri Phase-II
Fatehabad Road,
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91-562-4023625 / 26 / 27
Web: www.rajmahalagra.com
Tariff: INR 4000 to 6500.

Top Hotels

Oberoi Amarvilas
Taj East Gate Road
Agra - 282001
Tel: +91 562 2231515
Web: www.oberoihotels.com
Tariff: INR 38,500 to 270,000
ITC Mughal
Taj Ganj,
Agra -282001
Tel: +91-562-4021700
Web: www.itchotels.in
Tariff: INR 16,500 to INR 125,000


Jaypee Palace Hotel
Fatehabad Road
Agra - 282003
Tel: +91-562-2330820
Web: www.jaypeehotels.com
Tariff: INR 9,500 to 30,000
Wyndham Grand Agra
7th Mile Stone Fatehabad Road,
Agra - 282006
Tel: +91 562 223 7000
Web: www.wyndhamgrandagra.com
Tariff: INR 14,000 to 35,000

Tourist Helpline Numbers


Uttar Pradesh Government Tourism Office 64, Taj Road, Agra Tel: +91-562-2226431
Government of India Tourism Office 191, The Mall, Agra Tel: +91-562-2226368
Uttar Pradesh Government Tourist Reception Counter Agra Cantt, Railway Station, Agra Tel: +91-562-2421204
Cantonment Hospital Agra Cantonment, Tel: +91-562-2363307
Pareek Hospital and Research Centre 4/10, Bagh Farzana, Civil Lines Tel:+(91)-(562) - 285 0405, 252 0071
Abhay Fracture & Orthopedic Hospital Block-33, Sanjay Place, Tel:+(91)-(562) - 233 0600, 223 0410
Shree Krishna Nursing & Maternity Home A-312, Trans Yamuna Colony, Rambagh, Tel:+(91)-(562) - 234 5227, 309 4887
Agra Child Care & Research Centre 6, Saket Colony, Shahganj, Tel:+(91)-(562) - 221 2699, 221 7070
Mental Hospital Billochpura, Tel:+(91)-(562) - 232 2649
S.N Medical College & Hospital Hospital Road, Tel:+(91)-(562) - 226 0353, 236 1318
Police 100
Police Control Room-City 0562- 2575715
Ambulance 102
Fire Brigade 101
Weather 0562- 2793239
Tourist Information & Assistance 1364
Railway Enquiry or Agra Cantt. Enquiry 131, 133, 134 & 0562 - 2421039
Agra Airport 0562-2400409, 2400131, 2400924
Bus Stand Enquiry:
Roadways Bus Stand, Agra Fort 0562-2164557
Roadways Bus Stand, Idgah 0562- 2166588
Roadways Bus Stand, Foundry Nagar 0562- 2145094

  Tourist Map of Agra

Tourist Map of Agra