More Likely Places to Visit in Agra

Sadar Bazaar (Market)
In Agra is one of the most famous and the most visited local shopping destination which attracts local as well as foreign tourist in large number. Sadar Bazaar is located very close to both Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. This shopping destination is very reputed in the city.

Kinari Bazaar
The narrow streets behind Jama Masjid are a crazy maze of overcrowded lanes bursting with colourful markets. There are a number of different bazaars here, each specialising in different wares, but the area is generally known as Kinari Bazaar as many of the lanes fan out from Kinari Bazaar Rd. You’ll find clothing, shoes, fabrics, jewellery, spices, marble work, snack stalls and what seems like 20 million other people.

Amazingly, there is somehow room for buffaloes and even the odd working elephant to squeeze their way through the crowds. Even if you’re not buying anything, just walking the streets is an experience in itself.

Jama Masjid
This fine mosque, built in the Kinari Bazaar by Shah Jahan’s daughter in 1648, and once connected to Agra Fort, features striking marble patterning on its domes.

Ambedkar Park
This Park was built in the memory of the architect of Indian Constitution – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, also known as BabaSaheb. He was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, teacher, editor, prolific writer and a great revolutionary.

Mankameshwar Temple
Mankameshwar Mandir (Temple) is one of the most ancient temples devoted to Lord Shiva. It is said that the Shivlinga is covered by the silver metal and was founded by Lord Shiva himself during Dwapara era, when Lord Krishna was born in Mathura.

Lohar Gali Lohar Gali is a bustling street with vendors selling colorful clothes, dresses, floral decoration and the special paan. These are folded in such a manner so that their shape becomes that of a pyramid. They are then coated with “chandi ka verk” (Silver Foil) and garnished with coconut powder.

Radha Krishna Mandir
This temple is about 200yrs old. It is devoted to Lord Krishna. The temple premise has 200-year-old sculptures and the legend of Lord Krishna’s 13 eincarnations is told through intricate sculptures on the temple’s walls.

You can also indulge in some great street food of chaat items like- Pani Puri, Aloo Tikki, Papdi Chaat, Dahi Bhalla, Pav Bhaji, etc. or snacks like Samosas, Kachoris, etc. served in any of the major bazaars and streets of Agra like Kinari Bazaar, MG Road, Sadar Bazaar, Pratap Pura, Belangunj, Raja Mandi bazaar etc.Sadar Bazaar (Market) in Agra is one of the most famous and the most visited local shopping destination which attracts local as well as foreign tourist in large number. Sadar Bazaar is located very close to both Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. This shopping destination is very reputed in the city.

Kinari Bazaar
The narrow streets behind Jama Masjid are a crazy maze of overcrowded lanes bursting with colourful markets. There are a number of different bazaars here, each specialising in different wares, but the area is generally known as Kinari Bazaar as many of the lanes fan out from Kinari Bazaar Rd. You’ll find clothing, shoes, fabrics, jewellery, spices, marble work, snack stalls and what seems like 20 million other people. Amazingly, there is somehow room for buffaloes and even the odd working elephant to squeeze their way through the crowds. Even if you’re not buying anything, just walking the streets is an experience in itself.

Jama Masjid
This fine mosque, built in the Kinari Bazaar by Shah Jahan’s daughter in 1648, and once connected to Agra Fort, features striking marble patterning on its domes.

Ambedkar Park
This Park was built in the memory of the architect of Indian Constitution – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, also known as BabaSaheb. He was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, teacher, editor, prolific writer and a great revolutionary.

Mankameshwar Temple
Mankameshwar Mandir (Temple) is one of the most ancient temples devoted to Lord Shiva. It is said that the Shivlinga is covered by the silver metal and was founded by Lord Shiva himself during Dwapara era, when Lord Krishna was born in Mathura.

Lohar Gali
Lohar Gali is a bustling street with vendors selling colorful clothes, dresses, floral decoration and the special paan. These are folded in such a manner so that their shape becomes that of a pyramid. They are then coated with “chandi ka verk” (Silver Foil) and garnished with coconut powder.

Radha Krishna Mandir
This temple is about 200yrs old. It is devoted to Lord Krishna. The temple premise has 200-year-old sculptures and the legend of Lord Krishna’s 13 eincarnations is told through intricate sculptures on the temple’s walls.

You can also indulge in some great street food of chaat items like- Pani Puri, Aloo Tikki, Papdi Chaat, Dahi Bhalla, Pav Bhaji, etc. or snacks like Samosas, Kachoris, etc. served in any of the major bazaars and streets of Agra like Kinari Bazaar, MG Road, Sadar Bazaar, Pratap Pura, Belangunj, Raja Mandi bazaar etc.

Shopping in Agra
As the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra is filled with memorabilia and souvenirs that try to replicate the marble and inlay work of this monument. One can easily get their own Taj Mahal and choose from a wide range of finely crafted jewelry, carpets, and leather goods as well.

One very popular shopping spot, where tourists can buy local artifacts is Shilphaat. This unique craft bazaar serves as a common platform for hundreds of artisans involved in preserving Indias rich cultural heritage and showcasing it to the world outside. Located about 750 meters away from Taj Mahals Eastern Gate, a visit to Shilphaat can easily be combined with the trip to see the main monument itself.

Things to do in Agra
Standing proudly on the banks of River Yamuna, with the silvern river at back and beautifully landscaped gardens in front, the Taj Mahal leaves one speechless with its ethereal beauty. Around 20,000 craftsmen labored day and night to lay the great marble stones, build the exquisite dome, inscribe quotations from the Quran on the walls and adorn the monument with magnificent rubies and other precious and semi-precious gems. You can easily spend an entire day just admiring this magnificent structure, strolling in the gardens, exploring the monuments and just viewing the Taj Mahal in leisure..

How To Reach Agra
Surface - Agra, being a major tourist destination and a hub on the popular Golden Triangle circuit is well connected by a multi-lane highway. Take the NH2 from Calcutta or Delhi, which is just 200 kilometers away. Travelers driving from Lucknow can take the road to Kanpur and turn right to join the main traffic on the busy NH2.

Travelers can also opt for the regular bus services at Agra city Tour from Delhi. Deluxe Coaches depart for Agra twice a day throughout the week and regular roadways buses depart hourly from the Sarai Kale Khan Bus Station at Delhi.

Train - Agra is well connected with all major cities by the Indian Railways network. It has four railway stations: Agra Cantonment, Agra Fort, Idgah Agra Junction, and Raja-ki-Mandi. While trains from Delhi and Bombay are serviced by the Agra Cantonment station, trains running to Varanasi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Calcutta depart from the Agra Fort station.

Several trains connect Delhi and Agra, but the most popular among them are the AC Shatabdi Express and the Taj Express that run from Delhis Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway Station. These trains start early in the morning and you can get off at Agra after just a couple of hours.

Air - Agras Kheria Domestic Airport or Agra Civil Enclaves Airport (IATA: AGR, ICAO: VIAG) is located in Kheria, 7 kilometers from the city center. It is serviced by Alliance Air, which offers domestic flights to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varnasi thrice a week. Currently, flights are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An alternative is to hire a private charter.