About Agra

Agra is the Land of culture and heritage.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal.The story of Agra begins much earlier than the taj,it finds merntion in the mahabharata when it was called the Agrabana or paradise.

AGRA, an educational and buisness centre.
Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its gold thread embroidery and leather shoes,Zari work, carpet and leather goods are some important crafts of the city.

Agra mean spending some time in the shadow of the 17th century wonder that goes by the name of the Taj Mahal.

As you land in Delhi, the capital of India, you are virtually not too far from Agra. It will take you about half an hour to reach Agra by air. You can reach Agra by road in more than two hours and by rail, it takes a little over than an hour. If you are interested in spending some days in the city of the Taj, it is well equipped to provide you quality accommodation. There are a number of upmarket and budget hotels to cater to your needs.
one of the important travel tips in Agra is to book hotels in advance. Also summers are quite hot in Agra, so make sure you choose a season you are comfortable while traveling to Agra. Light woolens for winters and cotton garments are recommended for rest of the seasons. Bring your own camera to take home some good quality pictures. One of the most important travel tips in Agra is to never buy cameras at local shops. Bring your own swimming trunks. Keep your money, passport and accessories safely to prevent theft.

Do not try local cuisine in Agra.Do not eat open and cold food. Never drink water from any street vendor as they not always have purified it. Always buy food from reputed shopping markets. Eat fruits which you can peel yourself.

One can opt for any of the three modes of transport i.e. air, rail or road. Agra is well connected by regular flights and it takes about half an hour to reach the city of the Taj from Delhi. Indian railways has a good network of trains that connects Agra to other cities in India. Some of the trains that take you to Agra from Delhi are Taj Express, Shatabadi and Rajdhani. Besides, most of the trains from other major cities of India like Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras) halt at Agra.

You can use non A/C or AC taxis to complete a one day journey or you can use private buses. Air conditioned/non air-conditioned taxis and luxury coaches are available through tour operators for sight seeing. Un-metered auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and tongas are also available at negotiable rates. But the cycle-rickshaw is the best way of transport around Agra. The rickshaw boy makes his way through the narrow crowded roads that can never be accessed by cars. He can be your best guide and give you some handy travel tips in Agra,