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Agra - Quick Getaways


Fatehpur Sikri Agra
Fatehpur Sikri - The royal city at Fatehpur Sikri, situated 26 miles west of Agra, was built at the orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The buildings at Fatehpur Sikri are a blend of both Islamic and Hindu elements in their architectural style and one of the buildings even reflects the new faith founded by Akbar, Din-e-Ilahi. Fatehpur Sikri is now a World Heritage site. The Panch Mahal or Palace of Five Storeys, and the Buland Darwaza, a massive gate which provides entrance to the complex, feature among the finest specimens of Mughal architecture. It is of little doubt then that Fatehpur Sikri is the greatest accomplishment of Mughal architecture

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana Natiuonal Park) is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well. Sheltering indigenous and migratory water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by species as Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar. More than 300 species of birds are found in this small wildlife park of 29-sq-kms of which 11-sq-kms are marshes and the rest scrubland and grassland.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - near Agra
Shopping in Agra   

Agra is one of the most important centres for handicrafts, marble and softstone engraved 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. Agra is also well known for its sweets, petha and Gazak and salty snack Dalmoth. The main shopping areas of the city are Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar, Munro Road, Raja-Ki-Mandi, Sanjay Place and Near Taj Mahal Complex. We personally recommend shopping at the Government Emporia or the souvenir shops approved by U.P. Tourism.

Getting There & Away
  

Airline Flights to Agra Agra is perfectly connected to Delhi/Agra/Khajuraho/Varanasi. Regular flights connect Agra to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Trains to Agra
Agra lies on the Delhi-Mumbai broad - gauge railway line. Express trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, and Chennai halt at Agra.
Car Bus Service Agra
Agra is connected to other cities of Uttar Pradesh as well as Delhi and Rajasthan by excellent and regular bus services.

Getting Around in Agra   

For local transport, taxis and auto-rickshaws are your best options. Cycle rickshaws are also available for commuting.
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