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Agra

Of Mughals, Taj Mahal, and Pethas

The Mughal capital, Agra, is renowned for being the hub for several Indo-Mughal architectural delights; be it Taj Mahal, Agra Fort or Fatehpur Sikri. All three of these are recognised UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A tour of Agra feels like a tour of the Mughal era, Agra is definitely one of the must visit cities in India.

Reasons to visit Agra

Best time to visit

sunny

8°C - 34°C

Oct - Mar

sunny

22°C - 42°C

Apr- Jul

The best time to visit Agra is during the winter months when the temperature is pleasant and appropriate for sightseeing.

October - March: The best time to visit Agra is between October and March, when the heat has subsided and the weather is pleasant and preferable for sightseeing. Spend an afternoon strolling through the grounds of the Taj Mahal, soaking in the glory of this magnificent monument. August signifies the beginning of monsoon season in Agra, making it an ideal time to see the Taj Mahal in all its rain-washed glory.

April - July: April to July is not considered to be the perfect time to visit Agra owing to the extreme temperatures of the summer months.

How to reach?

By Air

By Air

The Kheria airport in Agra also serves as a military base. It's a seasonal commercial airport with only Air India flights from New Delh. Agra's Kheria airport is 13 kilometres away from the city. To get to the city, take a taxi/ bus from the airport, which should take about 10-15 minutes depending on traffic.

By Train

By Train

Regular trains run to Agra from Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior and Jhansi. It is also well connected to other cities throughout the country including Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Agra has five railway stations: Agra Cantt. Station (the main station), Agra Fort Railway Station, Raja ki Mandi Railway Station, Agra City Railway Station and Idgah Railway Station.

By Bus

By Bus

Regular buses connect Agra to cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow and Kanpur. Agra has two major interstate bus terminals: Idgah Bus Stand (located in the city centre and 8 kilometres from the Taj Mahal) and ISBT (which is located at a distance of 12 kilometres from the Taj Mahal).

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Our hostels at Agra

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121, MMIG, Taj Nagari Phase 1, R.K. Puram Phase-2, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001.

goSTOPS Agra

With a fanTAJtic rooftop view that lets you witness the fading Sun cast its glory on the architectural marvel- Taj Mahal, goSTOPS Agra gives you easy access to the famed monuments, array of bazaars and lip-smacking street food in Agra. Decorated with eye-catching story walls that narrate their own tales, the hostel offers you a comfortable and vibrant stay.

Dorms starting from ₹299

Private room starting from ₹1299

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Our hostels at Agra

goSTOPS Agra

gostops

121, MMIG, Taj Nagari Phase 1, R.K. Puram Phase-2, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001.

With a fanTAJtic rooftop view that lets you witness the fading Sun cast its glory on the architectural marvel- Taj Mahal, goSTOPS Agra gives you easy access to the famed monuments, array of bazaars and lip-smacking street food in Agra. Decorated with eye-catching story walls that narrate their own tales, the hostel offers you a comfortable and vibrant stay.

Dorms starting from ₹299

Private room starting from₹1299

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