Agra houses the beautiful Taj Mahal, which is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Needless to say that this make Agra one of the most sought after tourist’s destination is Uttar Pradesh.
Well, if you haven’t visited Agra yet, you are surely missing on something very grand and beautiful; and we would suggest you to plan a trip ASAP!
Here we bring for you SEVEN things that you must know before you plan a trip to Agra.
1. Best Time to Visit Agra
The best time to visit Agra is in the winter season. Winters in Agra commence from October and the weather is good till March. Winters make it easy to witness the monuments in warm afternoons. Summers can be scorching thus not making an appropriate time to visit Agra. You can also visit Agra during Monsoon i.e. from July to September.
2. How to Reach the City of Love
Agra’s Kheria Airport is domestic airport connecting Agra with cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Kajuraho and Indore. Besides, Agra is well connected to all over India via railway and has four main railway stations-the Agra Cantonment, Agra Fort, Idgah Agra junction and Raja ki Mandi. Also, there are several buses running from important cities to Agra.
3. Witness the Glory of Historical Monuments
Well, it’s pretty obvious that people visit Agra to witness the grandeur of mesmerizing Taj Mahal. However, there are most places to explore in the city that you must know. When in Agra you must visit the following places of historical importance:
- Agra Fort
- Jama Masjid
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb
- Akbar’s Tomb
- Jodha Bai ka Rauza
4. Stroll In the Beautiful Gardens
The spectacular Mughal Gardens influenced by Persian architecture are part of Agra’s rich cultural heritage. It is said that the Mughal Gardens were an attempt to re reincarnate the Gardens of Paradise as mentioned in Quran. You must visit the following gardens of Agra:
- Ram Bagh
- Mehtab Bagh
- Taj Mahal Garden
- Shah Jahan Bagh
5. Indulge In Delicious Food
A huge aspect of the City of Love ‘Agra’ is the culinary experience the city offers. We are sure you will fall for the lip-smacking street food of Agra. We suggest you to try the following things when in Agra:
- Bedai Sabzi & Jalebi
- Aloo Bhalla & Bhel Puri at Chat Gali
- Crispy Dalmoth
- Paratha at at Ram Babu Paratha Bhandaar
- Chicken Frankie at Mama Franky
6. Shop Till You Drop
Agra is known for its leather goods & marble inlay work, so once you are done with sightseeing and relishing some awesome food it’s time to head for shopping. Visit the following shopping junctions:
- Sadar Bazaar for Leather Goods
- Kinari Bazaar for Handicrafts & Marble Work
- Subhash Bazaar for Silk Sarees
- Shoe market for Leather Shoes
7. Relish Delicious Pethas
Agra is known for its juicy Pethas all across the globe. And, ‘Panchi Petha’ is the most talked about outlet when it comes to best petha shops in Agra. Petha is available in vast variety and tastes heavenly. You can pick from Kesar Petha, Pan petha, Gulab Laddu, Kesar Petha and much more.
Don’t forget to pack some and take home for your friends and family.
I am sure this list will come handy for those who are planning a trip to Agra.