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Agra

Agra

Weather

Agra falls in the semi arid zone. Summers here are from March to September and are very hot and humid with the mercury rising upto 49 °C during day time. But summer nights are relatively comfortable with temperature around 30 Degree Celsius.


 


Agra doesn’t generally witness heavy monsoons though it starts by the end of July. The chilly winters here starts in November and lasts till January end. During winters the temperature drops down to – 2 degree Celsius to -4 degree Celsius. The best time to visit the city is either the autumn season October to November. Winter days are also pleasant and sunny.


 

How To Reach

By Road:

Agra is 184 kms South to Delhi and takes 2:25 hrs by road. Lucknow is 259 kms East to Agra (approx. 5 hours by road). The major bus stands in Agra are Idgah Bus Stand, Taj Depot, Ford depot and Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT). These bus terminals connect Agra to many major cities of north India. With the beginning of the Yamuna Expressway, another dimension has been added to road travelling to Agra. 


By Air:

There is only an Air Force Station located about 12 km from the city of Agra. No commercial airlines operate from here as of now. The nearest airport to Agra is Delhi which is 184 kms from here.



By Rail:

Agra has two main railway stations- Agra Cantt. and Agra Fort Railway. They connect all main cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore etc with Agra. Nearly 20 trains run from Agra to New Delhi every day. Luxury trains are also available for tourists who visit Agra. 


Overview

There is no better place than Agra to get abreast with the pristine beauty of the some spellbinding Indian architecture. Across the globe, Agra is famous not only being the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World –the Taj Mahal, but also as a culturally and historically rich city.

 

Located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is one of most populous cities in the country.  UNESCO has recognized three majestic buildings- Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort in Agra as World Heritage Sites.

 

Agra witnesses rush of tourists throughout the year. Generally there is a huge rush of newly married couples in Agra throughout the year as it is famously known as the city of love. The Agra development Authority works vehemently to make sure that the tourism industry in Agra flourishes at a rapid pace. Foreign tourists who come to India vouch for Agra as one of the most preferred destinations.

 

Agra is famous for its monuments, sculptures, temples, forts and lively markets.  The city offers a proper blend of history and modernism. The place has a great feel and experience to offer for all irrespective of age. Photography is a major attraction in Agra as the city is monumentally and architecturally very rich. Agra is a filmmaker’s paradise. Literature lovers also come to Agra to add to their knowledge bank.