Taj Mahal Remains Closed On Fridays.
Visiting Hours- Sunrise To Sunset

About the City

Perhaps no other historical monument has evoked as much awareness and admiration from tourists and travellers alike, as the magnificent Taj Mahal - fondly called by people as the ultimate requiem of love, from a great Mughal Emperor to his beloved.

  • Area : 188.40 Sq. km.
  • Population : 1,686,976 (2010 est.)
  • Altitude : 169 metres above sea level.
  • Season : November-February
  • Clothing (Summer) : Cottons
  • Clothing (Winter) : Woolens
  • Language : Hindi, Urdu & English
  • Local Transport : Buses, Taxis, Tempos, Auto-Rickshaws.
  • STD Code : 0562

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Places of Interest

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal was built by a grief stricken Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. A world-renowned wonder, Taj Mahal sits pretty on the northern side of this green paradise. It looks the same from all the four sides!

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Travel Information

Travel Agents
  • Uptours, Tourist Bunglow, Raja ki Mandi, Ph: (0562) 2850120, 2851720
  • Travel Corporation (i) Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Ph: (0562) 2226521-23
  • Tour Aids (i) VIP road Taj Mahal - 2230741, 2230794
  • Travel Bureau, Fatehabad Road, Ph: (0562) 2333068
  • Taj Tours and travel, Fatehabad Road. Ph: 2231367
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Restaurants & Hospitals

Restaurants
  • Dasa Prakash, (South Indian) Gwalior Road, Ph: (0562) 2463535, 2463535
  • Only Restaurant, Taj Road, PAC Crossing, Ph: (0562) 2226834
  • Pizza Hut, Fatehabad Road, Ph: (0562) 2333051
  • Priya Restaurant, Fatehabad Road, Ph: (0562) 2231579, 9412258533
  • Maya Restaurant Purani Mandi crossing (0562) 233218


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Sports & Recreation

Sports
  • Golf-Golf Course, Circuit House Campus, Taj Road.
    For detailed information contact: Secretary, Agra Club 191, Mall Road, Tel : (0562) 2226579.
  • Swimming-Swimming Pools at various Hotels in the city.
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Shopping

Agra is also known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.

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Tourist Information

  • UP. Govt. Tourism office, 64, Taj Road, Agra Tel : (0562)2226431, e-mail: agrauptourism@gmail.com, touristbeuro@dataone.in
  • Government of India Tourism Office, 191, The Mall, Tel : (0562)2226368, 2226378
  • U.P. Government Tourist Reception Counter, Agra Cantt, Railway Station, Tel : (0562)2421204
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Accessibility

Air

Kheria airport is 6 km from Agra town.

Rail

Agra is connected to the major cities of India. Agra Cantt. Railway Station, Agra Fort Railway Station, etc.

Road

Agra is well-connected to the following cities by road: Mathura, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, etc.

Banks, Post & Telegraph

Banks/Money Changers
  • Allahabad Bank, Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Taj Road, Tel : (0562) 2226179
  • Andhra Bank, Taj Road, Sadar Bazar, Tel : (0562) 2226675
  • Bank of Baroda, M.G. Road, Tel : (0562) 2464345

Excursions

Sur Sarovar (Keetham Lake) 23 km.

A scenic lake, located within the Surdas Reserved Forest. The Sur Sarovar is a tranquil spot, ideal for a relaxed outing. A wide variety of fish and water-birds add to the lake's natural charm and beauty.

Toll Tax

Heritage Monuments
  • Taj MahalRs. 750/-
  • Agra FortRs. 300/-
  • Fatehpur SikriRs. 260/-

(for Foreign Tourist)

  • Taj MahalRs. 20/-
  • Agra FortRs. 20/-
  • Fatehpur SikriRs. 20/-

(for Indian Tourist)

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Fairs Festivals

Kailash Fair (Aug. / Sep.)

Held at Kailash, 12 km. It is major fair celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva who is believed to have appeared here in the form of a stone lingam.