Agra, the ancient city of India that still has traces of the glorious golden era is among the most visited tourist places in India. People from Indian origin and abroad come to Agra to experience some of the world famous architectures. The envitable Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid and Tomb of Akbar are the striking examples of Mughal architecture in Agra.
Agra forms one vertex of the Golden triangle of India, covering Delhi and Jaipur as the other two vertices. And mostly tourists choose to visit Agra on a day trip from Delhi or Jaipur, but there is much more of interest here that it’s hard to cover in that much time.
When to visit Agra
The best time to visit Agra is from October to March. This is the time when the weather is pleasant and you will see most of the tourists roaming the streets of Agra.
What to see in Agra
There are many interesting remnants of the Mughal era in Agra that will surprise you and make you love the city. Some of the monuments frequented by tourists and travellers are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Memtabh Bagh and Fatehpur Sikri. Apart from these places, there are some experiences that are not taken by all but are definitely worthwhile, like a walk through the Old City, set on a Mughal Heritage Trail through Kachhpura Village and Taj Nature Walk.
How to travel to Agra
Agra is 238 kms from Delhi and 234 kms from Jaipur. Though most of the people prefer travelling in their personal cars, you can hire a cab for the same. Buses and trains are also available, which run quite frequently to and from Agra.
Where to stay in Agra
Wondering where to stay in Agra? Well, the city that showcases everything grand and beautiful from the Mughal era, houses some of the most luxurious and magnificient hotels in India. The luxury hotels in Agra will make you fall in love with the ambience, architecture and the royalty in the first sight. These hotels in Agra also offer amazing view of the Taj Mahal, and you can enjoy a quiet evening or a candle light dinner with the Taj in your backdrop.
Where to eat in Agra
Apart from the amazing architectural monuments, Agra boasts of a range of restaurants that satisfy the cravings of every food lover. Either you can choose to dine at the restaurants in your hotels in Agra or if you want to taste the local flavours of the city, you can head to restaurant Dasaprakash, Esphahan, Shankar Ji, Pinch of Spice or Shankara Vegis.
If you are planning a trip to Agra, the best thing to do here is just walk around, interact with the locals and take it all in.