|How to get there: |
Agra airport is 7 km from the city center and 3 km from Idgah bus stand. Indian airlines operate daily tourist shuttle flights to Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and back. It only takes 40 minutes from Delhi to Agra.
|By Railways: |
Agra is well connected by railroad. The main railway station is the Agra Cantonment Station. Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi, Varanasi and cities of Rajasthan. Trains like Palace on Wheel, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Taj Express are the best choices if you want to reach Agra from Delhi.
|By Roadways: |
Idgah bus stand is the main bus stand of Agra, from where one can catch buses for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc. Buses for Mathura also leave from Agra Fort bus stand.
|By Other Means: |
You can travel to different parts of the city using different modes of transport like Taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw from Taj area. Prepaid taxis and autos from the railway station are available. Prepaid transport is also available for excursions in and around the city limits. Bicycles can be hired on hourly basis from different parts of the city. It is to be remembered that no diesel or petrol vehicle are allowed to ply in the Taj area. There are Battery-Operated buses, horse-driven tongas, rickshaws, and other pollution- free vehicles are allowed to conserve the beauty of this great monument.
"The world is divided between those who have seen the Taj and those who have not. Very soon, I hope to be on the side that has seen the Taj." Words said by William Jefferson Clinton President, United States of America while addressing the Indian Parliament on 22.03.2000 rightly defining the immense architectural and emotional significance the Taj Mahal has, in the hearts of people around the world.
Agra, or the city of the Taj, as it is known all over the world, forms the first destination on the itinerary of most travelers coming into India. Forming part of the famous Golden Triangle (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra), it is placed on the western bank of the Yamuna. The magnificent Taj Mahal which is the pride of this city is set around a Charbagh or four garden plans, which is split by watercourses.
right view of taj
| Climate |
In summer, between March and June, the temperature soars up to 45°C during the day. Dry, searing winds heat up the ground and make it difficult to venture outdoors. Light cottons are the best clothing, except in winter, when light woolens are required. The temperature is around 28°C during the day, but can go down to 4°C at night.
front view of taj
Taj Mahal : Taj the Gateway, Taj View, The Signature of Love
Heritage : Agra Fort Jahangiri Mahal, Musamman Burj, Diwan-I-khas , Diwan-I-Aam , Ram Bagh
Places Close By : Fatehpur Sikri Itmad-ud-Daulah , Akbars Tomb
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