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Agra Tourism

Agra Tourism:

    In the Agra, One amongts the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Agra is situated in the India state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra could be a senak peek into the architectural history with other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous & marvelous building in India. Tourists from all over the world come to India for just to see the spectacular symbol of love. Agra had been once the capital of Mughal Empire. From Shah Jahan could not live in the land are later the death of his beloved spouse, he moved the capital from Agra to Delhi. Agra is found on the western banks of the river, Yamuna. It's about 200 km aloof from the capital of the country, New Delhi.

    Tourists think that Agra is just only for the Taj Mahal. But, it is an exciting place which might scare you. Agra city was also the capital city of the great Akbar. Thus, there are a lot of historical and architectural marvels to enjoy here that are related to Persian style. The world wonder Taj Mahal is the iconic tourism destination. In addition, you will find a verity of tombs, religious sites, River of Yamuna and water related activities in the river.

It is Agra is a colorful place. It still has the colorful medieval look. The narrow lanes, modern era hustle and native amusement would attract the visitors. With fast trains, it is very easier to go to or reach Agra from Delhi. People usually visit Agra for a daily or two to enjoy all the attractions. Ranging from the local delicacies to Indo-Persian architecture, this land has many wonderful elements. One of the most visited tourist destinations in India, Agra gets the most amounts of tourists visit every year.

    The seat of the Mughal power in India, Agra has ethereal charms as a heritage city where history, traditions, colors and a novel energy may be experienced seeping out though its corners.

Attraction:

    There are so many more attraction places to visit in Agra beyond Taj Mahal. Agra is houses to Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s Tomb, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Moti Masjid, Jodha Bai ka Rauza, Sikandra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Wildlife SOS, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity and lots more. Be it a family vacation, honeymoon, a solo trip or a bunch vacation with friends. Click for Best Places to Visit in Agra

Shopping in Agra:

    Agra is also famous for its thriving markets where the real appearance character of the city comes out in all its dimensions. With Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort already within the list of to try to do things in Agra, the charms of Agra bazar is something unique, which cannot be missed.
    There are varieties of options for which one can shop for in Agra. In addition to the subtle crowns as souvenirs, that are the simple favorites, traveler can buy stone handicrafts, spices, shoes, apparels, marble work, ethnic clothes, snacks, leather products etc. Some of the best places for do shopping in Agra are listed below:

Best places for Shopping in Agra:

Unique Arts and Crafts: Unique Arts and Crafts is a wholesale shop selling items like different Taj Souvenirs, products with elaborate carvings, products with mosaic and mirror work etc. The shop has lot of items with diverse price range and one can shop away articles from small curios to as large as garden furniture.
Subhash Emporium: An old and revered shop, the Subhash Emporium is one among the best places in Agra to buy stone handicrafts and other carvings. The products' quality and the workmanship speaks for itself and this also partly explains the high price of the items. But it is a great location to take away an endurable and beautiful stone product back home.
Kinari Bazaar: Kinari Bazar is located behind the Jama Masjid. It's a busy street thoroughfare of lanes and streets, exuding a beauty of bright colors and loud noises. Walking through the Kinari Bazar could be a unique experience in itself. You can shop for a many variety of products. From marble works to ornaments, clothing and fabrics, spices there are huge variety of options for buy. The market is crowded for most of the time, but nevertheless may be a great spot to be.
Sadar Bazaar: Sadar Bazaar is probably the best place for shopping in Agra. It is situated near to both Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the market is very famous for leather products, petha (sweets), garments and handicrafts. Sadar Bazar is also near to the Agra Cantt. The Railway Station also opens at 11:00 a.m. in the every morning and it closes at 11:00 p.m.

Best time to visit Agra:

Best time to visit to Agra is between November and March, the weather is perfect for sightseeing. April to June is summer season, and can get very hot. In the monsoon between July to October, temperature is not as high as the summer, it is also great time to visit Agra.
Here's a seasonal break-up that will help you decide your best time to visit in Agra.

Winter (November to February):

Winter from November to February is the best time to visit Agra. During this period the weather remains pleasant and cool. In this season temperature ranges stays around 7 to 27°C. It is ideal time and comfortable for sightseeing, shopping in various markets and outdoor activities. Winters in Agra can get really cold, with the minimum temperature dropping down to 2 degrees Celsius in the month of January, but afternoons are mostly sunny and pleasant. If you do plan to travel during winter make sure you come prepared with Woolen clothes and winter jackets.

Summer (April to June):

Summer from March to June is experience scorching heat in Agra. During this period the weather remains hot and humid. The temperature during this time ranges around 23 to 40 degrees Celsius. During the months of May and June Agra experiences unnaturally high temperature rising up to 45°C. So it is uncomfortable to explore city. Summer is not a good time to visit Agra because of the scorching heat. It's the perfect time to have Agra all to you and take advantage of off season hotel prices. If you do plan to travel during summer make sure you come prepared with cap, light cloths, sunglasses and carry the water bottle.

Monsoon (July to September):

Monsoons from June to September are another great time to visit Agra. In this season temperature ranges remains 25 to 35°C but the humidity remains high. The climate of Agra during monsoon can be described as pleasing and pleasant. The rain comes with cooler climate and fresher air. It is a great time to witness the Taj Mahal in its rain-washed splendor. This is also a great time to enjoy Agra’s lush green parks and gardens. The temperature is not as high as the summer, and there is not so much rainfall as to spoil your plans. If you do plan to travel during monsoon make sure you come prepared with umbrella or a raincoat, light clothes.

How to Reach Agra:

Agra is well connected with major cities in India by air, rail and road. Here are three ways to reach Agra.

By Air:

The nearest airport is Kheria airport, which is located around 13 km away from city. It is connected only by Air India flights from New Delhi on less than an hour long. Delhi airport is well connected with major cities in India. Once you reach Kheria airport, you can hire taxi or a cab to reach Agra city. It takes around 10-15 minutes.

By Train:

There are five railway stations in Agra - Agra Cantt Station, Agra Fort Railway Station, Raja ki Mandi, Agra City and Idgah Railway Station. Agra is lies on the Delhi-Mumbai way and Delhi-Chennai way and it is very well connected to most cities over the India. There are many regular trains to go to Agra from the cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gwalior and Jhansi, Jaipur and Chennai.

By Road:

Agra is well linked to Delhi by NH 2 and the new Yamuna Expressway also. Agra is very well connected by bus to cities such as Jaipur, Delhi, Lucknow, Gwalior and Kanpur. Daily buses ply between these cities. Agra has two prime interstate bus stands called as Idgah Bus Stand and ISBT. The drive time is about 4-5 hours. Jaipur is well connected to Agra by NH 11 and it is a 4 hours drive distance. Gwalior, connected by NH 3 is a 1.5 hours drive distance while Lucknow and Kanpur, linked by NH 2, are around a 2 hours and 5 hours drive respectively.

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