Wish to realize a dream vacation? Welcome to the amazing tourism city of the TajMahal - Agra, India. The seat of the great Mughal rulers for ages Agra, India offers its treasure trove for all the tourists from India and abroad. Even though Agra, India is synonymous with the Taj, the city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity of the Mughals. TajMahal is the epitome of love, poem in white marble, one of the Seven Wonders of the World besides being the pride of India. In fact all the monuments of Agra, India have contributed to Agra Tourism. Terrific Agra Packages from us will ensure you plan your Agra Travel soon. Delhi to Agra to Jaipur make the famous Golden Triangle tour of India.
History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era's history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.
Best Time to Visit
The timeless city of Mughal Splendor and one of the most important seats of empires and kingdoms, Agra has a plain, dusty geography combined with extreme weathers having sharp contrasts. The season-wise break up of Agra can be stated as follows
The Summer Season: The summer season in Agra stretches from April to July and is associated with searing heat, accompanied by hot, blowing winds. This is the least favorable time to visit Agra as the exhausting heat may take away all the pleasure of travel. However, due to thin crowd, the rates of the hotels as well as restaurants are at their lowest and there are good, bargain-able deals available at most of the places. If you must visit Agra during this time, wear light cotton clothes and donít forget to wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Moreover, always carry a water bottle with you.
The Monsoon Season: August to October is the monsoon season in Agra. Although the rainy season brings with it a new freshness and the temperature lowers down significantly, clogged and slushy roads can dampen some spirit. But it is also one of the best times to see the magnificent Taj Mahal in all its washed glory. Enjoy the famous bazaar shopping, revel the amazing rickshaw ride and savor the sweet, hot chai from one of the many stalls. To best enjoy the monsoon season, always carry an umbrella or a raincoat and keep your spirits high.
The Winter Season: The Winter season in Agra begins in October and extends roughly till March. This is said to be the best time to visit this historical city. Pleasant weather and cool breezes make sightseeing a memorable experience. Explore the wonderful heritage and admire timeless monuments at your leisure. However, this is also the peak tourist season and the prices for hotels and restaurants skyrocket. The month of January witness Chilly weather and one must carry ample warm clothes to stay protected. Nevertheless, the charm of enjoying a hot cup of tea in some shack with the backdrop of exquisite history and heritage is amazing and without any parallel.
How to Reach
BY AIR - Agraís Kheria Airport is located at a distance of 12.5 kilometers from the city center. The airport is a seasonal commercial airport which serve only Air India flights from New Delhi. It normally takes an hour to reach Agra from New Delhi by air. Taxis are easily available and will take you to your hotel or any other tourist destination you want to reach.
BY RAIL - The beautiful, historical city of Agra is easily accessible by road and has four main railway stations-the Agra Cantonment, Agra Fort, Idgah Agra junction and Raja ki Mandi. The stations are well connected to major cities and tourist locations in India. Moreover, some superfast trains are also available that connect Agra to Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai. Taxis, cabs and rickshaws are easily available to carry travelers to their destinations.
BY ROAD - Agra can be conveniently accessed by bus from all the major cities and locations of India like Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur and Gwalior etc. Agra city has two major bus terminals-The Idgah Bus Stand and the Interstate Bus Terminus (ISBT). You can also opt for self-drive or rent a cab.
Taj Mahal: Tourism Spot in Agra
The most famous of the monuments of Agra, India is the TajMahal. TajMahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love. TajMahal of Agra is a monument
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