Experience the Grandeur of the Mughal Era

While Agra is synonymous with the Taj Mahal, the city has much more to offer besides the iconic marble monument. As the seat of the erstwhile Mughal Empire, Agra is home to some of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. Even as you marvel at the sheer brilliance of the Taj and the intricate 'Jali' work carved into the walls of Fatehpur Sikri, don't forget to visit the Agra Fort and Akbar's Mausoleum, and many other historic edifices that stand testimony to the grandeur of a bygone era. 

Talking of history, the city traces its origins to as far back as the Mahabharata, where it is referred to as Agravana. Greek astronomer and mathematician, Ptolemy was the first person to call it Agra. 

A tour of Agra is not complete without sampling the famed Mughlai and Awadhi cuisine. A stroll through the city's 'chowks' (Marketplaces) and food streets is recommended, if you wish to experience the unique culture and flavour of the place. And, don't forget to treat yourself to that translucent sweet, the legendary Agra Petha.

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Important Information

State: Uttar Pradesh

Destination Type: Heritage

Destinations Nearby: Gwalior 119 km, Delhi 210 km, Jaipur 238 km, Lucknow 337 km

Languages: Hindi, Urdu and English

Nearest Railway Station: Agra Fort Railway Station

Nearest Airport: New Delhi

 

Summer:  March to June. Maximum temperature can reach 46°C 

Monsoon: July to September. Expect occasional rains as the city lies in a semi-arid region. 

Winter: November to March. Temperature can dip to 2°C during peak winter.

 

  1. Sadar Bazaar is the place to visit if you're looking out for local delicacies and some shopping. 
  2. Do carry back some Agra Petha, the famous chewy candy and Dalmoth, a spicy lentil mix.
  3. While the Taj Mahal is a sight to behold at anytime of the day, the monument appears magical when touched by the sun's golden rays. Catch the Taj at sunrise or sunset.
  4. Make time for food walks, heritage walks and photo tours in your schedule.

 

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