Agra, the first impact is that of a deranged, crammed and a polluted
environment that has nothing to offer, than scorching heat and sweat. But,
wait ! this is not the true diorama, behind this distressed environment, is
the stunning monument of cool white marble, that is called as the
charismatic Taj. It is a symbol of Mughal era. As a reminder of their
elevated past, they have left some of the India's greatest monuments and Taj
tops the charts as the most famous architectural wonder! Agra is famous for
its pure silken fabrics, leather works, daris and carpets. Agra is very well
liked for its art and craft. It is a perfect introduction to the composite
culture of ancient land. The stone work of Agra is popular world- wide.
Quick Facts Location : Situated on west bank of River Yamuna, Uttar Pradesh State : Uttar Pradesh Trip Highlights : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri Ideal time to visit : October - March Languages : Hindi, Urdu and English STD Code : 01529 Climate : Summer (Max - 46ºC) & Winter (Max- 22 ºC) Best Time : October to March
Agra Air/Rail/Road Links
Kheria Airport is located 7 kms away from the City
Centre. You can take a flight for Agra from delhi and it takes half an
hour to reach Agra.
Railway Station :
Agra is well connected by rails and Cantt Railway
Station and Raja ki Mandi are the two main railway stations in Agra.
Bus Station :
Idgah Agra Bus Stand which is 3 kms away from the City
Centre is the bus station of Agra.
Attractions in Agra Agra Fort
alongside the river Yamuna, it stretches upto 2.5 kms. It is an impressive
red stone fort built by Akbar beween 1565-1573 A.D. It houses the beautiful
Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i-khas, Diwan-i-aam , Jahangir Mahal and Moti Masjid.
This massive building boasts of Mughal architecture.
Taj Mahal, the one and only splendour of its kind. Dedicated to the eternal
love between emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz, it is counted as the
most romantic monument in India. The unique Mughal style combines elements
of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture.
37 kms from Agra, it is an important tourist destination which is not to be
missed. It is well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is
famous for its citadel of courts, mosques , places and gardens.
Situated 3 km away from the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, these gardens are
considered to be a representation of paradise. Fountains and water channels
are its added attractions.
This beautiful tomb is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and is named
'Baby Taj'. This mausoleum houses the body of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the father
of Mughal empress Noor Jahan. It is the first tomb in India made entirely in
Centres in Agra
Agra is one of the main centre for making handicrafts made of marble and
soft stone inlay work. The Leather ware, brass ware, carpets and jewellery
of Agra are very famous among tourists. The main shopping areas of Agra are
Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazaar, Munro road and Raja ki Mandi. However shopping
is recommended at Govt. Emporia or Souvenir shops approved by UP tourism.
There are many mosques, palaces and tombs that are worth watching on your
excursion from Agra. The prominent places of interest include the Jama
Masjid, Ram Bagh Gardens, Bharatpur and Mathura.
Fatehpur Sikri - 40 km Mathura - 47 km Bharatpur - 55 km Jaipur - 235 km Delhi - 203 km