Agra – The city of Taj

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Home to one of the seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal, Agra is a paradise for history buffs and architecture lovers. The magic of ancient architecture blending with the aura of its glorious past makes the city among the most loved tourist destinations in India and also abroad. Not only Taj, but Agra is also famed for its rich heritage of several other monuments, forts and age-old charm. And no trip to India gets completed without visiting Agra at least once.

Best time to visit Agra

October to March is the best time to visit Agra as the weather remains pleasant and perfect to explore the tourist spots in the city. Let us take a look at various seasons throughout the year to help you plan your trip better.

Summer (April – July)

Agra has scorching summers with temperature going up to 45 degrees. Hence, it is advised to avoid the summer season as the sightseeing becomes very uncomfortable and challenging.

Winter (October – March)

This is the best time to visit Agra as the weather is pleasant throughout the day. 

Monsoon (July – September)

The temperature during monsoons is not as bad as summers, and also there is no heavy rainfall which could spoil your travel plans. It might get a bit humid but not a bad time to explore the city.

Most spoken language in Agra


How to reach Agra

Flights to Agra: Agra is connected to all significant parts of the country through Agra Airport (AGR), a public airport and a military airbase. It is also referred to as Kheria Air Force station and is located 5 km away from the city centre. IndiGo connects Agra with Bengaluru along with seamless connectivity to other destinations through non-stop flights. 

  • By train: Agra has four major railway stations with the most common ones being Agra Cantt. and Agra Fort. Shatabdi and Taj Express are the two fastest train, connecting the city with all other vital locations.
  • By road: Agra is strategically located on the Golden Triangle. The Taj expressway connects Agra with Delhi via Greater Noida. There are also regular buses connecting Delhi to Agra with most buses, starting from Anand Vihar terminus, Delhi.
  • Getting around/local transport in Agra: The local transport in the city includes auto-rickshaws and state buses; however, you can also try battery-powered rickshaws, electric buses, tempos and electric buses.
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Places to visit in Agra

  • Taj Mahal: The name Taj Mahal refers to the Crown of Palaces in the Persian language. It is among the Seven Wonders of the World and three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the city. Built over a span of 22 years, the entire structure is made up of white marble from Makrana in Rajasthan by emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz. Spread across an area of approximately 42 acres, the Taj Mahal stands on a raised square platform, flanked by four minarets on its four sides. Taj Mahal is an epitome of beauty, regality and architectural brilliance. Don't miss to witnessing the exquisite beauty of Taj Mahal during sunrise and sunset.
  • Agra Fort: Another masterpiece of Mughal architecture, Agra Fort was also built by Emperor Akbar in 1573 and entirely made of red sandstone. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this massive structure is a sight to behold due to its intricate designs and stunning architecture. Within the premises of the fort, there are exquisite structures like the Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, Pearl Mosque, Moti Masjid and Jahangiri Mahal. Each of these edifices features outstanding details and handiwork. Don't miss the superb view of Taj Mahal from the Agra Fort.
  • Fatehpur Sikri: Founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri is a fine testimony to Mughal architecture. A popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's a city made of red sandstone and was the capital of Akbar's empire for 15 years. The main highlight of Fatehpur Sikri are Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Ibadat Khana, Jodha Bai's Palace, Buland Darwaza, Jama Mosque and a Tomb of Salim Chisti. It also has several other famous structures which exude the glory of the bygone era.
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah: Often called Baby Taj Mahal, it is the first structure in India, entirely made of marble. This intricately designed tomb is dedicated to Mir Gheyas Beg who was a minister in Shah Jahan's court. It boasts of Indo-Islamic architecture with arched entrances and octagonal towers. From a bird's eye view, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb looks like a jewellery box set in a garden.
  • Mehtab Bagh: One of the last Mughal gardens, Mehtab Bagh is located at the north of the Taj Mahal, overlooking Agra Fort and River Yamuna on the opposite side. Mehtab Bagh is very popular among the photographers and nature enthusiasts as it gives a picture-perfect view of the Taj and home to various plants, medicinal herbs and fruit trees. The best time to visit Mehtab Bagh is during sunrise or sunset to get the spectacular look of the Taj.

Places to eat in Agra

Pinch of Spice
Pinch of Spice

A popular restaurant in Agra and quite a favourite among the locals, Pinch of Spice is perhaps the only restaurant in the city serving delectable wholesome Punjabi cuisine. Although they serve Chinese too, kebabs and curries are among the must-try dishes. It is usually crowded over the weekend, so make your plans accordingly.


Aashiyana is a coffee shop located at the Gateway Hotel. It is opened round the clock and offers a mix of both local and international cuisine; however, the buffet here is a must-try. If you have a little appetite, then the chef's tasting menu is enough for you.


While in Agra, dinner at Esphahan at the Oberoi Amarvilas is something that you can't miss. Set amidst a beautiful courtyard with elaborate carvings and grand pillars, this is the best place in the city offering delicious Awadhi cuisine. It is open only for dinner, which is an experience in itself as the meal here is complemented with courteous service, beautiful dishes and live Indian classical music.


Dasaprakash is like an institution in the city, serving the most delectable and authentic south Indian dishes. It is usually jam-packed with locals as well as a tourists at any time of the day, but their service is very quick, and food is always hot and fresh.


Shopping places in Agra

High-end shopping/luxury shopping/shopping malls in Agra

  • Tegson Sheela Mall
  • Black Bird Mall
  • Saket Mall
  • Shanti Mall
  • Rajan Mall
  • Church Road Mall
  • TDI Mall
  • Ashok Cosmos Mall
  • Pacific Taj Mall
  • CR Mall

Street shopping in Agra

  • Kinari Bazaar: It is a popular shopping place among the locals as well as tourists. It is known for selling some of the most beautiful jewellery in the city and considered suitable for bridal shopping.
  • Sadar Bazaar: If you are looking for budget shopping in Agra, this is the place for you. It is famous for leather products and handicrafts shops. The market remains closed on Tuesday, so make sure you do not visit on this day.
  • Shoe Market: As the name suggests, it is famous for footwear. Located in Hing Ki Mandi, you can get quality footwear at reasonable prices here. This market is usually visited by wholesalers, which means you can get a good deal for your purchase.

Where to stay in Agra


Oberoi Amarvilas The Oberoi Amarvilas is a luxurious 5-star accommodation, located just 600 m away from the Taj Mahal. The property boasts of state-of-the-art architecture and classy modern interiors along with free WiFi in each room. There is also a gym, spa and four dining options for the guests.


Trident Agra Trident Agra features a business centre, an outdoor pool, rooms offering garden or pool view along with other amenities. It is located 1.5 km away from the Taj Mahal and 7 km from the Agra fort, making it suitable for those, who want to stay close to the heritage spots.


Taj Hotel & Convention Centre Agra Spread across 4.5 acres of land and located just 1 km away from the Taj Mahal, Taj Hotel & Convention Centre is an ideal address for luxury travellers. It features a health club with spa and infinity pool along with fine dining options offering delectable dishes. The property is strategically located at proximity to almost all tourist attractions and well-equipped with all amenities.


Radisson Hotel Touted among the most popular hotels in Agra, Radisson Hotel is located 2 km away from the Taj Mahal. The hotel features a fitness centre, dining options like Oasis- a multi-cuisine restaurant, a lounge bar - Stop by Henry's and The Roof Top where guests can enjoy delicious food and view of the Taj.

Nightlife/party places in Agra

  • Glassy
  • Thor The Party World
  • Tapas at Jaypee Palace Hotel
  • Maikhana at ITC Mughal
  • Liquid Lounge Bar at Radisson Blu
  • The Bar at Oberoi Amarvilas
  • Colorbar at Radisson Blu

More reasons to visit and top things to do in Agra

Taj Nature Walk

If you want to explore the lesser-known side of Agra, then do take the nature walk. The walk takes the visitors through the green belt on the right bank of the Yamuna River. The entire trail is about 9 km and comprises grass mounds, watchtowers, and some viewing points to admire the Taj Mahal. The stretch is rich in flora and fauna, and you can also locate various birds, butterflies and mammals like parakeets, kingfishers, jackals and hoopoes.

Taj Mahotsav

Started in 1992, Taj Mahotsav is an annual 10-day cultural extravaganza (from February 18th – 27th) featuring about 400 artisans along with music and dance performances. It is held near Taj Mahal's Eastern Gate and offers various cuisines from across the country. Organised by the Tourism Ministry of Uttar Pradesh, the festival is based on a different theme every year to highlight India's rich culture and heritage.

Balloon ride

One of the best ways to explore the beauty of Agra is by taking a ride on a hot air balloon. Float away on a balloon into the blue sky and enjoy the spectacular birds-eye-view of the Taj and its surrounding areas comprising various Mughal-era buildings. The balloon safaris start from sunrise and continue till 8:30 in the evening. However, the best time to take the balloon ride is during sunrise, sunset or in the moonlight.

Places to visit near Agra


The capital of the country, Delhi is dotted with historical monuments to beautiful Mughal gardens, bustling narrow alleys and opulent shopping malls. With about 3 hours to commute, Delhi is among the top getaways from Agra.


A city of nawabs and kebabs with a history of art and literature, Lucknow welcomes its visitors with a dollop of tehzeeb and warmth. Settled on the Gomti river banks, Lucknow exudes a royal charm that enchants each of its visitors.


The Pink City, Jaipur is among the most royal and colourful cities in India with rich cultural heritage and traditions. The city is considered the getaway to other destinations in Rajasthan and is a must-visit for every tourist visiting India.

Festivals in Agra

Ram Barat

Organised before Dussehra, Ram Barat is another important festival of Agra. This festival celebrates the marriage of Lord Rama. Festivities are marked by marriage procession of Sri Ram during Ramlila celebrations in the city. Ram Barat's parade commences from Lala Channomalji Ki Baradari, traverses through the city's lanes, to arrive at Janakpuri venue. The main highlight of this marriage procession is the bedecked 'jhankis'. This festival is a part of Ramleela, which ends on the day of Dussehra when Lord Rama kills Ravana.

Kailash Fair and Festival

Many festivals in India are associated with fairs around them. Kailash Fair is one such occasion that takes place at Kailash Temple, situated 2 km from Agra. This celebration occurs in August/September when a colourful carnival is organised to pay homage to Lord Shiva. Many devotees from nearby places attend this festival. The fair takes places in the temple premises and open areas near the temples, which bustle with all kinds of activities.

Bateshwar Fair and Festival

Located at a distance 70 km from Agra, the town of Bateshwar is known for its cultural and spiritual significance owing to its 108 temples of various Hindu gods and goddess. An annual fair is organised here in October/November that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. During this month-long event, thousands of devotees come and take a dip in the holy waters of River Yamuna. Livestock and cattle fair is also part of this festive fair.

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