This is the land of the world wonder of the country. Taj Mahal is one of the reasons for Agra being a top tourist destination in the country. This city has a rich history of Mughal kingdom written over its monuments and marble works. SikandarLod found the city in 16th century. With the proximity of Yamuna River and the beautiful monuments, mostly romantic couples choose this city. This city’s aesthetic beauty has made it an important destination in many luxury train itineraries like Maharajas’ Express and others.
Best Time to Visit Agra
The climate is generally hot and humid here throughout the year. The summer starts in March and ends by June. The temperature can go as high as 46 degree C. You can find tourists in Agra during summer season too. Being hydrated is an important factor if you are visiting during summer season.
When compared to the surrounding cities, Agra receives very less rainfall. The monsoon starts in July and ends by September. The temperature will be humid even during monsoon season. Winter is the best time to visit Agra. The temperature can go as low as 2 degree C. The climate will be cool and sightseeing will be pleasing during this season.
What to See / Major Attractions of Agra
The Taj Mahal is the first attraction to enjoy in Agra. Apart from Taj Mahal, here are the top attractions to enjoy in the city
- Agra fort
- Chinika Rauza
- Panch Mahal
- Jama Masjid
- Mausamman Burj
- Akbar tomb
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Buland Darwaza
- Itimadud Daulah
- Moti Masjid
- Balkeshwar temple
- Gurudwara Shri Guru ka Tal Sahib
- Radhaswami temple
- Mankameshwar temple
- DayalBagh temple
Top temples to visit in Agra are
- Ram Bagh
- Dayalbagh garden
- Shah Jahan park
Top gardens to visit in Agra are
Shopping in Agra
A cultural place like Agra is always famous for souvenirs. The best souvenir is a miniature Taj Mahal. Other common souvenirs found in Agra are marble works, metal works, carpets, silver articles and others.
- Kinari bazaar – jewels, apparels and others
- Sadar bazaar – accessories and garments
- Subash emporium – marble articles and stone based handicrafts
- Raja Mandi – clothes, sweets, jewels, household items and others
- TDI mall – showpieces and souvenirs
- Shoe market – leather items, most importantly shoes
- Naulakha bazaar – bangles, accessories, sweets, craft materials and others
How to Reach Agra ?
Agra has a domestic airport but people usually choose Delhi international airport to land and take up road transportation from Delhi to Agra. From Delhi airport, you can find cabs that can take you directly to Agra.
Agra has three railway stations, which serve various parts of the country. Luxury trains from Delhi, Mumbai and other destinations also serve Agra. Agra is well connected with various cities through road system. It is just 240 km away from Delhi and it is closer to other top cities like Jaipur, Gwalior, Mathura and others. Agra is well connected to important destinations in central and northern part of India.