11 travel tips for Agra/ Tajmahal

21st Feb 2015
Photo of 11 travel tips for Agra/ Tajmahal by Aashish Agrawal
Photo of 11 travel tips for Agra/ Tajmahal by Aashish Agrawal

1. Tripod is not allowed inside the Tajmahal.
2. The photographers inside will be happy to click pictures for you on your SLR ( charged us rs 5 per click)
3. The South Gate is around 7/8 Kms from Agra Cantt Station. Auto charge -100 , Prepaid taxi -200, electric auto - 60 ( You need to haggle here)
4. Shared Auto run frequently on Fatehabad road ( This road is the main road connecting most of the places of interest)
5.There is a light and sound show inside the Agra Fort ( Hindi - 6:30 Pm - 7:30 Pm and English - 7:30 Pm to 8:30 Pm)
6. Lot of bargaining expected in the adjoining lanes of Tajmahal while buying handicrafts ( To the tune of 300%)
7. Itmad - ud - Daula is around 12 Kms from Tajmahal, Mehtab Bagh is further 2 kms away from Itmad -ud - Daula . ( A return trip from taj - Itmad - mehtab Bagh- Taj should cost around 250 in an Auto and 400 in a taxi)
8. Mehtab Bagh is just across river Yamuna exact opposite to the Taj Mahal
9. Taxi fare from Agra - Mathura is Rs 1500 ( One way)
10. South Gate mostly has smaller / budget hotels. The bigger and better hotels are towards the East gate.
11. One gets the shoe cover easily outside the Tajmahal for rs 5 a pair.

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shoe covers are of 10 rupees a pair now
Tue 10 02 18, 12:23 · Reply · Report
Nice but also add some hotel booking tips like this one where one can view taj mahal http://blog.railyatri.in/hotels-with-best-taj-mahal-views-under-rs-1000/
Wed 03 07 18, 23:37 · Reply · Report
Tajmahal is very famous in the world. I am going to visit in the next week and very excited to see it. taxiservice
Fri 08 18 17, 01:36 · Reply · Report
Very well written and informative blog with amazing pictures. As you know that Taj Mahal is symbol of Love and one of the Seven Wonderful things in the World. Agra Day Tour packages gives an opportunity to explore Agra on Same Day Agra Tour by Car, Same Day Agra Tour by Train from Delhi.
Tue 08 15 17, 05:21 · Reply · Report