Weekend Trip to Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Summer 25 to 46°C
Winter 1 to 23°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 219 kilometers / 3 h ,20 m
Best Time To Visit
Placed on the banks of river Yamuna in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is famed as a Mughal City. A perfect weekend option from Delhi, the city boasts of a glorious past and rich history. Agra is also counted as one of the most famous international holiday destinations. A haven of Mughal architecture, art and culture, Agra is home to a number of tourist attractions, three of which are World Heritage Sites. This medieval city, today has made an amazing progress in its hospitality and infrastructure. This destination is a must-visit. Agra’s history dates back to the Hindu epic Mahabharat, as Agraban, a forest of Mathura. Agra was established by Badal Singh in 1475 and was later made his capital by Sikandar Lodhi. The city is also quite popular for Peetha and Dal Moth, are 2 of the most popular local renditions. Shopping in Agra can be a delight for Shopaholics. You can get your hands on a lot of things, which you can carry as keepsakes and souvenirs.
How to Reach Agra
One of the most convenient ways to reach Agra from Delhi is by train. Agra has four railway stations, one of the most important railway stations is Agra Cantt. There are a number of super fast trains that connect these two cities.
Kheria Airport, the airport of Agra is well-connected to Delhi through regular flights. Regular flights ply between the two cities. This airport is around 7 km from the city centre. You can hire a taxi, that may cost around 150 INR.
Agra is well-connected to Delhi, by road. One can hire a private taxi from Delhi. You can also opt for state-run A/C buses. There is also an option of private A/C buses from Delhi.