Agra Tourist Information and Tourism

Wish to realize a dream vacation? Welcome to the amazing tourism city of the TajMahal - Agra, India. The seat of the great Mughal rulers for ages Agra, India offers its treasure trove for all the tourists from India and abroad. Even though Agra, India is synonymous with the Taj, the city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity of the Mughals. TajMahal is the epitome of love, poem in white marble, one of the Seven Wonders of the World besides being the pride of India. In fact all the monuments of Agra, India have contributed to Agra Tourism. Terrific Agra Packages from us will ensure you plan your Agra Travel soon. Delhi to Agra to Jaipur make the famous Golden Triangle tour of India, you can also explore agra in same day from delhi, by booking Agra Same Day Tour, Taj Mahal Same Day Tour.

As well as being a major Indian tourist destination, Agra is also a spreading industrial city and stands just over 200 km / 124 miles to the south of Delhi, being within easy reach by train.

Agra was established as the Mughal capital in 1526 and is known for its chaotic and vibrant marketplace (chowk), endless auto rickshaw touts, plentiful souvenir vendors, historic temples and many grand, ancient monuments and tombs.

For tourist information in Agra, do try to avoid unofficial tourist guides and travel agencies. Recommended in the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office along the Fatehpur Sikri Road, the UP Tourism Office at the Agra Cantonment Train Station, and also Agra's India Tourism Office, which is located at the mall and features tourist information not only about Agra, but India-wide.

Agra Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

Although many tourists choose to visit Agra as a day trip from New Delhi, there is really much more to see here that is possible in just one day. Especially popular in the Agra area are desert camel rides, the exciting 6-D Adlabs Cinema complex, the white-marble Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), and the magnificent Bageshwarnath Temple, located next to the Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station. Also worth visiting in Agra is Akbar's Mausoleum, which boasts three-storey minarets and many inquisitive, resident monkeys and brightly coloured parakeets. More information about Agra Tourist Attractions.

Apart from the Taj Mahal itself, Agra is blessed with an array of spectacular landmarks, including some of India's finest, such as the Persian-style Chini Ka Rauza and the elaborate Soami Bagh Samadh mausoleum. Famous throughout India is the red-sandstone Agra Fort, which is simply enormous and located on the banks of the winding Yamuna River, dating back to 1565. Affording great photo opportunities, the Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb is often referred to as the 'Baby Taj Mahal', since it bears a striking resemblance to the Taj, only on a much smaller scale. More information about Agra Landmarks.

Agra may be almost busting at the seams with historic monuments, but only contains a handful of museums and similar cultural attractions. The Taj Mahal Museum is part of the overall Taj complex and offers information about the construction of this mausoleum, and also contains many precious gems and treasures. Part of Agra's university campus, the Spiritual Museum features a series of art works and many religious exhibits. More information about Agra Museums and Art Galleries.

For something a little different to grand white-marble monuments, many tourists choose to leave the environs of Agra and explore the surrounding towns and cities. Lovers of wildlife should pay a visit to both the nearby Keoladeo Ghana National Park and Chambal Safari Lodge, while for something a little more animated, New Delhi lies to the north-east and is brimming with excitement, life and energy. The vibrant city of Jaipur is also close to Agra and contains many outstanding historic monuments, such as the Amber Fort and the Jal Mahal. More information about Agra Attractions Nearby.

More Agra Information / Fast Facts and Orientation

  • Country: India (north)
  • Location: Uttar Pradesh
  • Status: city
  • Population: approximately 1.3 million
  • Language: Hindi, Urdu and English
  • Currency: Indian Rupee (IDR / Rs)
  • Time zone: UTC + 5:30
  • Country dialing code: +91
  • Telephone area code: 0562
  • Average daily Agra January temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Average daily Agra July temperature: 34°C / 93°F