Agra Travel Guide and Tourism

Home to the grandiose Taj Mahal, Agra’s city echoes of its bygone Mughal era days. Located in Uttar Pradesh, tourists from across the world flock to Agra all year round. Boasting of three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Agra Fort in the city,the white marble architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal and the nearby Fatehpur Sikri. Agra is also dotted with numerous tombs and buildings that have been left behind by the Mughal empire. Agra’s tourism can also be credited to its sweeping gardens of Soami Bagh, Ram Bagh and the most beautiful of them all, Mehtab Bagh. Agra city is also swarmed by a multitude of temples that add to Agra’s vibrant character. The Balkeshwar and Kailash temple on Yamuna’s banks worship Lord Shiva, while the Mankameshwar Temple is loved by the locals for it mellifluous aarti. And while you are in Agra, you should definitely incorporate Sikandra in your itinerary. Akbar’s tomb, or Sikandra lies north to the city, and takes about thirty minutes from Agra. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, fondly referred to as the Baby Taj is another must visit.
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Hotels and Homestays in Agra

Best Time to Visit Agra

Peak Season to visit Agra is from October to March, when the town ushers in pleasant weather with the minimum temperature dropping to two degrees Celsius.

Shoulder Season: Monsoons occur during August to October and the Taj Mahal looks especially beautiful during these months.

Off-season: The summer months from April to July bring to Agra fewer crowds, cheap tariffs and humid weather.

Budget for Agra

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 150 - 600
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 50 - 100
  • Public Transport in tongas, auto-rickshaws and buses: INR 20 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and resorts: INR 700 - 1200
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 200 - 500
  • Local transport in local taxis: INR 250 - 400
  • Guided Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 800 and upwards
  • Local transport in taxi rentals: INR 2000 and upwards
  • Guided tours: INR 1000 and upwards