Agra Holidays

Agra’s greatest claim to fame is as the site of the Taj Mahal, mausoleum of the Indian Mughal empress Mumtaz Mahal, and built by her husband the emperor in her memory. A staggering sight notwithstanding its status as almost a stock image, the poignancy of the white marble architectural masterpiece led poet Rabindranath Tagore to describe the Taj as ... Read more
“a teardrop on the cheek of eternity.” While the rest of the city can feel a bit crowded with souvenir vendors and tour guides longing to help you preserve your memories of the Taj, the Agra Fort, a well preserved red brick structure built by Emperor Akbar, and Mughal gardens await the traveler ready to look a bit deeper. Likewise, an overnight or two will afford the chance to contemplate the Yamuna river while sampling local petha candy or savory snacks called chaat. Don't leave without also visiting the splendid Baby Taj. You won't regret it.

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  • Taj Mahal
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The Taj Mahal with its matchless magnificence would be of great interest to fans of history, culture, architecture as well as for enthusiasts of romance, poetry and folklore.

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The city in it self is not much to stroll around in. But is absolutely worth a visit because of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort (Red Fort) and to get to Fathepur Sikri.

I've been to Agra 2 times. The first time, in 2001, we went to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fathepur Sikri. The second time, in 2008, we did some more planning for nice views of Taj Mahal.

* Got a room with Taj-view at Shanti Lodge.
* Early up for Taj-queue.
* Went to the other side of the river for reflextion and an other angle.

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Menlo Park

OK, I admit I don't love Agra as a city. It is crazy, crowded, and has lots of very aggressive touts vying for your business as soon as you step out the door of your hotel. That said, this is the home of the Taj Mahal. And that, my friend, makes all the difference. It is more beautiful than you can imagine. Come early for sunrise and stay to see the palace in different lights.

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I wouldn't say I like the city of Agra, but it does have some great sights...starting with the extraordinary Taj Mahal. Argra Fort and the Baby Taj are certainly highlights as well. See the sights and get out of this dusty, hectic city.

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San Francisco

I admit it. I went to Agra to see Taj Mahal. It was a day trip from Delhi, 4-hour drive, each way. I did not spend much time outside Taj Mahal. So, I am not sure if it deserves 3 stars or worth more. Compared to Delhi, the place is tiny and more agrarian. Outside Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, I was told there are not much to see, either.

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Huntington Beach

Th two reasons to go are the Taj Mahal and The Agra Fort both once in a lifetime spectacles.

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Let's keep this short and sweet: as the home of India's most famous tourist attraction, Agra has an unusually high share -- even for India -- of touts and hassle. That said, it's not like you're going to skip the Taj (nor should you!) and the Agra Fort is similarly spectacular, making this sometimes frustrating city a must. For best results, day-trip here and stay in the much quieter and quite lovely town of Fatehpur Sikri nearby.

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I went to Agra for one reason and one reason only - The Taj Mahal! It was well worth the trip. This amazing piece of Muslim art in India is simply unbelievable. We spent nearly three hours at the Taj taking hundreds of photos from as many angles as possible. We easily could have stayed there all day. We later visited a famous fort not too far away, but it just wasn't as memorable. That said, the Taj makes Agra worth the visit - if not India itself!


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2 night 3 day travelling from delhi to agra was a wonderful tour includes Red Fort at Agra, built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the River Yamuna, Sikandra and Itmad-ud-Dau, meena bazaar etc.
Giving a perfect knowledge of Mughal architecture art. Taj Mahal was center of attraction and symbol of true love.
Everyone should visit at least once in life to be witness of such a beautiful creation.


Its a lovely city. There are lots of lovely places to visit including the Taj Mahal and also the Red Fort. The city is lovely full of history and beauty. The Taj Mahal complex is awesome so to the Red Fort and the many other lovely sites. This city is a absolute must on any visit to India