Agra city guide

Agra City Guide

About Agra

Agra, famous for the Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is surrounded by Mathura the birth place of Lord Krishna, Dhaulpur,  Firozabad and the famous Bharatpur wild life sanctuary.

Agra is known for its magnificent mughal architecture and historical marvels. The forts and Palaces showcase the Mughal architecture at its best and are famous worldwide for its architectural wealth. The city is also known for its marble handicrafts, carpets and leather products mainly shoes. Many big brands in shoe business have set up workplaces here to exploit this.

 And above all, Agra is home to one of the wonders of the world; the splendid architectural monument of love Taj Mahal built in white marble stone


As like other cities in India the climate of Agra is extreme & Tropical. Summers are hot to the extreme and co are winters which are cold and foggy. The humidity is high in the summer months. The maximum temperature can be as high as 44 degree Celsius during the daytime in summers but the nights are relatively cooler. During winter the climate is pleasant and is always advisable and preferable for tourists to travel during winters. The minimum temperature sometimes goes to as low as 2-3°C in the peak winter months of December and January

Best time to visit Agra is in the winter season (December-February).

Shopping in Agra

Agra is known for its handicrafts and fine arts tradition. The leather goods manufactured in Agra are famous around the globe; hence a tourist will find a wide range of leather shoes & sandals. “Agra ka petha” a  well known sweet is also famous by the name of Agra.

The main shopping areas of the city are Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar, Raja-ki-Mandi, and the Taj Mahal Complex. Shopping is recommended at the Govt. Emporia or Souvenir Shops approved by Uttar Pradesh Tourism. A replica of the Taj Mahal made in marble is a must buy for all the tourists.

Tourist Offices on Agra

Govt. of India Tourist Office Ph: 0562 – 2363959, 2363377 

UP Tourism office Ph: 0562 – 2226431, 2368598

UP Tourism Bureau Ph: 0562 – 2360517

Famous restaurants in Agra

Dasaprakash, Meher Cinema Complex, No.1 , Gwalior Road, Agra

Cuisine(s): Indian, Continental/Assorted European, South Indian, Amritsari 

Chopra & Sons, Sadar Bazar, Agra

Budha Zorba Restaurant, Agra Cant , Sadar Bazar, Agra

Agra Club, 191, The Mall, The Mall, Agra 

Nuova Flexi Restaurant, S-23, 1st Floor, Sanjay Palace, Agra

Olive Garden, C/o Holiday Inn Agra. Mahatma Gandhi Road, Near Sanjay Palace, Agra

The Delhi to Agra distance by road is only 225 kilometers and there are regular  Volvo and other buses available throughout the day. Jaiput to Agra distance is 255 kilometers

The distance between Mumbai to Agra is about 1340 Kilometers and it takes about 16-24 hours to reach depending upon the type of train taken. Direct flights from Mumbai to Agra are not there.

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Опубликовано 22 Jul 2008 в 11:00 am. Рубрика: A. Вы можете следить за ответами к этой записи через RSS.
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