Air: Agra is one of the hottest tourist
destinations in India and all facilities have been provided for the easy
access to this place. It has its own airport which connects Agra with all
the major places in India. The Agra airport or the Kheria airport has all
the major domestic airlines having their services to this place of the
Rail: Agra is a major railway station with almost all the trains to south India, Mumbai and many trains to Calcutta stopping here. Agra city is visited by the "Palace on Wheels" .The Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains have also their stoppage in Agra. The city is well connected by trains to almost every corner of the nation.
Road: Agra has the National Highway Numbers 2, 3, 11 passing through it. So the premier tourist destination of India, Agra is also well linked by bus services to other places in the State as well as outside the state. The state transports have deluxe as well as ordinary bus services for the place. There are conducted tours which take tourist not only to Agra, but the near by tourist spots too.
Population in Agra : About 1, 20, 000 people
resides in this city.
Main Languages : Hindi, Rajasthani, Urdu and English.
Agra is not only a famous tourist destination but is a
shoppers paradise too. There are plenty of shopping areas and shopping
malls where one can buy the specialities of the place.
is famous for the Taj Mahal made out of Marble, the markets are bound to
have replica of the Taj in marble being sold as decorative, gift item or
as souvenirs. But the all that looks is not marble. There is one stone
called Talk. This stone is cheap and looks like marble only difference
being that marble is opaque and talk is not. So, while purchasing any
marble item make sure that you are buying the original thing.
Agra is also famous for the leather items. Agra is the hub of hand made leather items. Particularly the Agra jail inmates are make these items which are sold to give them a decent earning. The local artisans are also good at making leather chappals (sandals), purses, bags, decorative items and many more such leather product which instantaneously attracts your attention. In the handicraft craft emporiums and shops there are sandal and rose wood items even though there are no rose or sandal wood forest nearby. The shops also have brass decorative pieces and stone carved images. Agra is also famous for the Zari and embroidery work, Stone inlay work and durries.
The main shopping areas in Agra include Taj Mahal complex, Kinari Bazaar, Raja Mandi, Sadar Bazaar. the Gangotri at Taj Mahal Complex and the Up Handlooms, UPICA at the Sanjay place are two UP Government emporiums.
Agra is one of the major tourist destination, where
international tourist inflow is also quite good. So the options of
luxurious accommodations are plenty. If you are a budget travellers, there
are numerous tourist lodges as well mid-range hotels in Agra.
government Of India Tourist Office - 191, the Mall, Agra, Uttar
UP State Tourism Development Corporation - Tourist Bungalow, Raja-ki- Mandi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Tourist Information Center - UP tourist office, 64 Taj Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Tourist Information Counter - Agra Cantonment Railway Station, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
A Word of Caution : To all tourist - beware of touts, if, new to the place.