Agra City Guide

Other attractions of Agra are Sikandra Fort, the tomb of Itmad – ud- Daula, who was father of empress Noor Jahan, Chini ka Rauza and Rambagh. Agra fort was built by emperor Akbar in 1565 and the city was first given prominence by Sikandar Lodi, who made it his capital city in 1501. Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra fort, Rambagh and Jama Masjid are good places for excursion in Agra.

Festivals and Fairs

Taj Mahotsav, Sheetla Fair, Urs, Bateshwar Fair and Kalish Fair are the prominent festivals of the city.

Hospitals

The city has 03 good hospitals, viz. District Hospital, Lady Lyall Hospital and S. N. Hospital.

Hindi, English and Urdu are commonly spoken by Agra residents and the best months to visit the city are from October to March as the weather remains pleasant during these months.

How to Reach Agra

Agra is well connected by air, road and railways. All major airlines of India take daily shuttle flights to Agra airport. Agra cantonment station is the main railway station of Agra. Luxury trains like Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express and Taj Express reach Agra on regular intervals. Agra fort and Idgah are main bus terminuses of Agra and the city is well connected by bus service with neighboring cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Varanasi and Mathura. Buses, taxis, auto rickshaw, Tonga and cycle rickshaws are common modes of tourist transport in Agra.

Cuisines

Mogul cuisines of Agra are known for their rich use of luscious milk sauces and crushed nuts. You can also enjoy mouth watering Nargisi kofta, creamy kormas and almond sauce.

Shopping

You may shop for marble inlay work, precious and semi-precious stones, zari embroidery, carpets, brassware, jewelry, handicrafts etc. in main shopping centers of Agra like Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and Raja ki Mandi, Munro Road and Taj Mahal Shopping Complex. Many state emporiums are also located in Taj Mahal Shopping Arcade.