161. Agra Fort, India
Most visitors to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, only visit the Taj Mahal, but they are missing out on seeing Agra Fort, also an architectural wonder. This place is huge and quite historic as well. Worth the trip, so don’t miss it on your next visit.
Agra Fort is located in the town of Agra and sits near the edge of the Yamuna River west of the Taj Mahal. It’s about a four hour drive south of Delhi.
How To Get Here
Check here for train schedules to Agra.
The closest airport to Agra, India is the Agra Airport (AGR). Air India (AI) is the only airline with service to Agra Airport (AGR).
The closest major international Airport is Delhi (DEL). The airlines serving this airport are:
Aeroflot (SU), AirAsia India (I5), Air Asia X (D7), Air Astana (KC), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air India Express (IX), Air Mauritius (MK), Air Manas (ZM), Alitalia (AZ), Alliance Air (9I),All Nippon Airlines (NH), Ariana Afghan Airlines (FG), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Blue Jay (S2), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Etihad Airways (EY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Emirates (EK), FlyDubai (FZ), Finnair (AY), Go Air (G8), Gulf Air (GF), IndiGo Airlines (6E), Japan Airlines (JL), Jet Airways (9W), Kam Air (RQ), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Mahan Air (W5), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Nepal Airlines (RA), Oman Air (WY), Turkmenistan Airlines, Jet Airways (9W), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Bhutan (RB), Safi Airways (4Q), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Shandong Airlines (SC), Singapore Airlines (SQ), SilkAir (MI), Spicejet (SG), SriLankan (UL), Swiss Airlines (LX), Taban Airlines (HH), Tajik Air (7J), Thai Airways (TG), TOR Air (OD), Turkmenistan Airlines (T5), United Airlines (UA), Uzbekistan Airways (HY) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS).
Head over to Red Bus to make your bookings.
I suggest hiring a driver to take you to Agra as driving in India takes a lot of nerves. If you really want to drive, you can rent a car and drive to Agra. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
You can find local hotels in Agra or stick to the larger hotel chains.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of local places to eat here. I’d stay away from street food if possible and ensure you only drink bottled water.
==>> Here are some other restaurants from Trip.com.
What To Do
Go see Agra Fort.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
==>> Trip.com has some additional information.
Language: Hindi and Urdu
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
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