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Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, in the north Indian part of Uttar Pradesh, somewhere at a distance of approximately 210 km from Delhi.
Agra is home to three UNESCO World Heritage destinations, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri, which is close-by. There are many other different structures and tombs in Agra from bygone days of grandness as the capital of the Moghul Empire.
How To Reach Taj Mahal
The city has other heritage sites to offer beside the spectacular Taj Mahal. And along with these, you get the crowd, pollution, litter and narrow roads that are swarmed by touts and vendors at each of the monument, sanctuary or heritage sites, which can be a bit overwhelming. But all things considered, the tourist sites in Agra are a part of the many miracles of the world and a tour to India is incomplete without a visit to the Taj Mahal Complex. read more
Touring in Agra
When in Agra, it is easy to find a public transport, just be aware of the going rates. You can, with ease, hire a taxi, an auto-rickshaw, or a cycle rickshaw that will take you to your desired destination. There are prepaid taxis that you can hire from the Hotel Helpdesk Concierge and visit the different tourist destinations in Agra and close to the city. For the gutsy kind, there are bicycles that can be rented on hourly basis from various parts of the city. Since petrol-run and diesel-run vehicles are prohibited in close proximities to the Taj Mahal, you can hire battery-run vehicles, rickshaws, horse-driven tongas, and other contamination free vehicles there. read more