Agra Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Agra
Where is it located?: Agra is in northern India very close to New Delhi.

Why do people go there?: Agra is the headquarters of the tourist circuit in northern India. It’s a home to one of the most extravagant building in the world, Taj Mahal.

How do travelers get there?: Travelers generally come from Delhi via bus or tour group.

Currency: Rupee

City Code: 562

Population: 1 million

Languages: Hindi & English, there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout n

Travel Information

Attractions: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort

Accommodations: India Hostels

Tourist Office: India Tourism Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Lower Haramsara

Health Issues: Cholera, Dengue Fever, Hepatitis, Malaria, Meningococcal Meningitis, Typhoid

Tips for Visiting

When to go: India is vast – with various mountain ranges, ecosystems and climate factors that make it impossible to say the best time to visit India. In one part of the country it will be cool, and in the other part it will be humid, hot and raining.

City Specific Events: Taj Mahotsava: February

How to get around?: Local transport runs the gamut of the experience. It all depends upon how much money you want to pay and how much of the experience you want controlled, although it seems like nothing works in India.

Good to know: Trips to Agra can easily be done in a daytrip from Delhi.

Cheapest airport to fly into: Agra Airport also called as Kheria Airport is the major airport of travelers taking cheap flights to Agra

Need more information?: Check out the Agra travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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