Agra

Agra is a city offering a discovery of the beautiful era. Agra has a rich history, reflected in its numerous monuments dotted in and around the city. The earliest citation for Agra comes from the mythological era, where the epic Mahabharata refer Agra as ‘Agravana’ meaning paradise in Sanskrit. ‘Ptolemy’, the famous second century A.D. geographer, was the first person who referred Agra with its modern name. The Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodi, ruler of Lodi dynasty in 16th century. It was when Shah Jahan descended the Mughal throne that Agra reached the zenith of architectural beauty.The city lies in the Western part of Uttar Pradesh on the bank of River Yamuna. Though the wonderful allure of the Taj Mahal attracts people from around the world over to Agra, it is not a standalone attraction. The city offers a trail of fascinating tombs and mausoleums to explore. Acclaimed for its lavish crafts like Pietra Dura (marble inlay) work, rugs and leather goods, and the luscious Petha, Agra equally caters well to shopaholics and foodies.

DEEP DIVE IN Agra


Food and Cuisine

Uttar Pradesh is a land of diverse cuisines offering various options for food lovers. Visit the state to experience food like never before.

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Event

Uttar Pradesh is a mixture of various cultures and traditions organising various events and festivals. Visit the state to experience the rich culture.

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Things To Do

Uttar Pradesh is the hub of diversity, culture, customs and traditions. Explore and indulge into the endless activities here.

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TESTIMONIAL

HOW TO GET HERE?

FLIGHT BOOKING

The nearest airport is Kheria airport (8 km) but it has a direct flight only to Gwalior and Khajuraho. The other nearby airports are Delhi (4hrs), Jaipur (3 hours) and Lucknow (7hrs).

BUS BOOKING

Buses ply from all major cities to Agra. Some important road distances are Mathura: 56 KM, Bharatpur: 57 KM, Gwalior: 119 KM, Delhi: 204 KM, Lucknow: 369 KM, Varanasi: 605 KM.

TRAIN BOOKING

There are four major railway stations in Agra, the most common being Agra fort and Agra Cantt. These stations are well connected to major cities, Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi etc. Taj express, Gatimaan express and Shatabdi are three of the fastest trains from Delhi.

Tourist Guide

  • Name : Lokendra Singh
  • Mobile No. : 9897140053
  • License No. : 251
  • Language Known : ENGLISH
  • Name : Md. Ali
  • Mobile No. : 9634228375
  • License No. : 352
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PLACE TO VISIT NEAR AGRA