The explosion of colors in Agra should overwhelm you, but instead, it emerges as a spectacular show of culture that can’t help but bewitch its way into your heart. Known for the magnificent monuments of the Mughal era, the local bits and pieces of this city of love are equally delightful, complete in their perfectly fascinating nature.
As you walk through the local markets, you are introduced to the vibrant cycle rickshaws that are commonly used in the city for short distance travels. You may see a man on a scooter desperately trying to weave his way through the traffic of people, who, dressed in the various hues of the color palette, are captivated by the beautiful artifacts that adorn the shops. These are stores that turn even the narrowest lanes into memorable destinations.
Go a little further and you are sure to come across the enticing aroma of the sweets characteristic of Agra. As you wipe the drool off your face, prepare yourself for other attractions as the crowded bylanes open up to colossal buildings that instantly transport you back in history.
A city like Agra introduces one to sights that are enchanting while being exceedingly amusing. As you go for a ride in the cycle rickshaws, the charm unfolds right before your eyes. Tourists wander around with an awestruck look on their faces, wanting to sample everything from the tempting sweets to the pretty accessories in the stores, even as the vendors try their best to make a good sale.
Taking a walk through this cultural milieu, you step right into history as you visit the monuments Agra is best known for. The Taj Mahal lives up to its name and you are sure to be left enthralled. There are other spectacular sights to behold like the Red Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri as well. The Roman Catholic Cemetery (the Red Taj Mahal) and Chausat Khambha are some of the lesser known monuments that are also breathtakingly beautiful.
Agra is a city that demands to be experienced and savored. Being on foot is the way to visit the markets. For longer journeys, you could try out taxis or the environment-friendly green-and-yellow auto rickshaws which run on CNG, or opt for buses, which are run by the Agra Municipal Corporation. For shorter distances, there are the cycle rickshaws on which you could enjoy the sights as they go by. Fares could be expensive and may need negotiation. Keep in mind that no polluting vehicles are allowed near the Taj Mahal, so you may need to take electric autos to reach the location.
On a daily basis there are approximately 5 flights that operate at Agra Airport.Air India is the popular airline brand that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Agra through train.Agra Cantt, Agra Fort, Raja Ki Mandiare some of the most popular train stations in Agra.On an average about 200+ trains pass through Agra on a daily basis.Jhansi Railway Settlement to Agra, Morar Cantt to Agra, Mathura to Agraare some of the most popular routes to Agra with 271, 248, 230 trains weekly respectively.
By road Agra is surrounded by Firozabad, Hathras, Mathura which are 24.2 km, 28.55 km, 29.21 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Agra has a total of 181 hotels.There are 181 hotels in Agra with the popular ones being ITC Mughal, Agra, The Oberoi Amarvilas, Radisson Blu Hotel Taj East Gate Road Agra, Trident, Agra, Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre, The Taj Gateway Hotel etc.
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