» Agra Fort occupies a significant place on the map of
The foundation of this majestic citadel was laid by Emperor Akbar , the
fort is surrounded by a 70-foot high wall. The fort comprises of several
buildings inside. The wall has 2 gates, the Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh
Gateof which only the Amar Singh gate is now open to the public. The
original and grandest entrance was through the Delhi Gate, which leads to
the inner portal called the Hathi Pol or Elephant Gate.
Key Attractions of Agra Fort:
Other Attractions :
The Agra Fort houses the Royal Pavilions, which were designed to catch the
cool breeze across the river. Other attractions comprise of the Macchi
Bhawan or the Fish Palace, the Hammam-i-Shahi or the Royal Bath, the Nagina
Masjid or the Gem Mosque, and the Zenana Meena Bazaar, where the ladies of
the court would browse through goods like silk, jewellery and brocade.
Plan Your Trip:
It will take one full day or maximum two days for you to visit the Agra
Fort and the surrounding places.
Climate of Agra:
The climate of Agra is extreme and tropical. Summers are extremely hot and
the maximum temperature can be as high as 45 degree Celsius, while winters
are cold and foggy. Heavy rains and high humidity mark the monsoon season.
Agra can be visited throughout the year, but one must avoid the extreme hot
summers (April-June) and rainy season (July-Sept). The most suitable time to
visit Agra is in winters.
» Agra by Air: Agra airport is 7 km from the city center and 3
km from Idgah bus stand. Major Indian airlines operate daily tourist shuttle
flights to Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and back. It only takes 40 minutes from
Delhi to Agra.
» Agra by Road: Idgah
bus stand is the main bus stand of Agra, from where one can catch buses for
Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc. Buses for Mathura also leave
from Agra Fort bus stand.
» Agra by Rail : Agra is well connected by railroad. The main
railway station is the Agra Cantonment station. Agra is well connected by
rail to Delhi, Varanasi and cities of Rajasthan. Trains like Palace on
Wheel, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Taj Express are the best choices if you want
to reach Agra from Delhi in luxury.