Gateway to the Taj Mahal, Agra Uttar Pradesh
Agra, the city of Taj is one of the most visited places in the world which is no wonder. Agra guide helps you to have some necessary information on how to get there, accommodation and hotel in city, climatic condition and also on the rituals and traditions of Agra. So, come and discover the vibrant shades of this heritage city still dipped in the heritage of the Mughals.
Indian Airlines and private alliance airways connect Agra to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi with regular flights. The airport in Kheria is about 6 km from the town and a good service of tourist taxi and auto-rickshaws are available at the airport.
Agra is an important railway station of Indian Central Railways and is served by Delhi-Mumbai. Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Kolkata trunk lines. The two fastest connections from Delhi are the super-fast Shatabdi Express taking 2 hours and Taj Express taking 2.5 hours to reach Agra. Both the trains return to Delhi giving you a chance of day long excursion to Agra. Pre-paid taxis and auto rickshaws service are available outside the station.
Agra is on National Highway No.2 and is very well connected by a
road network. The National Highway from Delhi is a four-lane double
carriageway with very good, smooth surface catering to medium to heavy
traffic makes the four hour journey an enjoyable experience. Good
service station and fuel facility is available on the entire route.
Agra is also very well connected with bus services to all the major centres in the region. Regular deluxe coach services operate between Agra and Dekhi, Jaipur, etc. Distance fro Agra to some major cities are : Delhi 206 km, Jaipur 230 km, Allahabad 433 km, Lucknow 370 km and Varanasi 565 km.
Taking up Government and authentic taxi or auto service outside the
airport or railway station is a sensible idea in Agra.
Let the registered porter carry your luggage in the railway station.
The helping booths located at the railway station, airport and bus stations in the city may be helpful to you if you have any kind of query.
Paying according to the meter of taxi and auto is advisable while travelling in Agra.
Descent clothing is advisable inside the country so that the sentiments of local people is not hurt as India is a conservative country.
Government emporium or registered and authentic shops are advisable to purchase any precious good.
Avoid purchasing animal products. If you shop for some heavy jewellery, don't forget to take the bill and certificate from the shop to avoid hassles in the customs.
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