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Agra

Agra | Uttar Pradesh | India

Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal, Agra is one of the famous tourist destination of India. Not only in India, but also the Taj Mahal's unique love story is renowned outside India, and that is why it is one of the most visited places by foreign tourists in India every year.

Agra has much more to explore than just the Taj Mahal; such as Agra Fort, monuments, tombs, gardens, handicrafts, shrine and delicious food.

Urdu is the language spoken locally in Agra. The other words are Hindi and English.

How to reach?
Being one of the famous destination amongst tourist in and outside the country, Agra does not have any transportation issues. It has well-developed connectivity.

Agra airport is the military base as well as the public serving airport in the city. You can also opt for rail medium. But to make your trip memorable try road trip this time; because Agra is not too far from nearby cities. Here is the list:

Location Distance (approx) Time (approx)
Mathura 56 Km 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Vrindavan 69 Km 1 Hour 45 minutes
Alwar 173 Km 3 Hours 51 Minutes
Delhi 233 Km 4 Hours
Gurgaon 237 Km 4 Hours
Jaipur 240 Km 4 Hours
Neemrana 257 Km 4 Hours 50 Minutes
Lucknow 335 Km 4 Hours 10 Minutes
Chandigarh 460 Km 7 Hours

Places to visit:
Agra is famous for its beautiful Taj Mahal. As Taj Mahal comes under one of the seven wonders of the world, so it is the reason for visiting here for most of the tourists. Apart from Taj Mahal, the other tourist's attractions and top sights of Agra are:

• Agra Fort
• Akbar’s Tomb
• Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
• Jama Masjid
• Chini ka Rauza
• Moti Masjid
• Fatehpur Sikri
• Mehtab Bagh
• Mariam Tomb

Where to stay?
There are many options available to stay in Agra and also in all the budget categories. The hotels near Taj Mahal are luxurious and expensive but will give you the breathtaking night view of Taj Mahal from your room’s balcony. If you are planning to stay in one of them, then plan accordingly because most of them are booked in advance. You will also get numerous choices to select from in areas nearby Taj Mahal.

Best time to visit:
The ideal duration to roam around in Agra is 1-2 days. Summers are arid and hot. Monsoons are cold and are the peak travel season here. Winters are pleasant throughout the day, and you can explore this beautiful place without any inconvenience.

Agra celebrates Taj Mahotsav, a cultural festival, in February. This festival offers art & crafts, folk dancing and, the most important, regional cuisines.

Food to eat:
Famous for its Petha, Agra has many varieties for crazy food lovers from spicy food to sweets. Some of the must-try dishes are:

• Mughlai Food
• Bedhai and Kachori
• Chaat - Raj Kachori, Pani-Puri, Samosa, Bhalla-Papri, Aloo Tikki
• Parantha
• Dalmoth

The list doesn’t stop here. There are many other lip-smacking dishes available on every corner of the streets. Plan your next trip soon and try them all 🙂


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ankita Popli Ankita Popli
I am an art lover, a Graphic Designer by profession, an Artist by hobby, a Leisure Travel Blogger and Loves Photography. You may catch me at ankita@commuteworld.com.


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