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Agra Guide: The Taj Mahal

Agra Guide


 

In this Agra Guide we provide you with all the information you need to know to visit the Taj Mahal and more.

Agra is well known city in India because of India’s most famous site, the Taj Mahal and is part of the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra Jaipur) which provides a convenient travel experience.

 


What to do


 

The one and only: Taj Mahal

This UNESCO World Heritage site can get rather busy and the temperature is (beside winter) really hot during the afternoon (September about 32°C) therefore we highly suggest to go there at 6am when the gates get opened because you can beat the major crowd and heat and on top of that you then is the best lighting to take the photos.

 

Entry Fee:

Indian: 45 Rupees (0,57€)

SAARC and BIMSTEC: 535 Rupees (6,70€)

Foreigners: 1050 Rupees (13€)

Yes, there is a huge gap between the different ticket prices but please keep in mind the government keeps the site certainly clean and neat.

 

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 6am – 6:30pm

Please note: The Taj Mahal is closed on Friday

 

What else to do in Agra:

Beside the Taj Mahal there are several other activities you can do:

  • exploring Agra Fort
  • bird watching in the Bharatpur Bird sanctuary
  • visiting Fatehpur Sikri
  • shopping at a bazaar <- we can recommend the Sadar Bazaar for cheaper prices
    Important Information: Don’t buy anything where the TukTuk or Taxi drivers or even your guide (when you booked one) want to bring you because they earn a high commission and you will pay much more than you have to.
  • and much more

 


Where to stay


 

Agra has the reputation to be smelly and dirty.

We don’t want to rant about anything but rather booking a guesthouse/hotel in the center we recommend you to book a nice and convenient accommodation.

We had a great stay at the Ramada Plaza in Agra, a modern hotel which is a short TukTuk ride outside the main part of the city and it offers comfortable rooms and delicious food options.

You can book your stay here:

Ramada Plaza*

 


How to get there – Agra Guide


 

Agra is only a 2 – 4 hour train ride away from Delhi and you can certainly visit the Taj Mahal within a day trip from Delhi as well.

 

 


Would you like to have more tips for India?

If yes, have a look at our other India guides.

 

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