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Agra is a beautiful city located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India with intricate architecture and beautiful landscapes. Being the most popular tourist destination in India, Agra is of great religious, historical, cultural significance to India and the world at large.
The city is well planned, the buildings are uniquely designed with their interiors and exteriors made to perfection. Agra is popularly known as the Land of palaces.
The city boasts three UNESCO World heritage sites including; the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Agra has numerous exciting sightseeing places including the highly adorned temples, mausoleum, palaces, tombs, monuments and forts.
The beautiful city of Agra boasts several major tourist attractions receiving thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.
TRANSPORT SERVICES IN AGRA
There are many modes available in Agra which connect the city to many tourist attraction sites in Agra and other major cities in India. They include public buses, rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, taxis, trains, and air transport.
Agra has a well developed road transport system. The city is 204 kilometers away from Delhi. Buses, coaches and taxis are readily available to carry passengers within and outside Agra. Agra is one of three stops on India's Golden Triangle, Agra to Delhi to Jaipur.
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) provides public bus transport services in Agra city.
In Taj Mahal area, no petrol or diesel are allowed in order to maintain the beauty of the marble monument. There are pollution free means of road transport that takes you to the monument including horse driven tongas, tempo, battery operated buses and rick shaws.
Pre-paid taxes also provide transport services within Agra city. Rickshaws and auto rickshaws are the main modes of transport to various tourist attraction sites in Agra.
Several taxis offer transport services within and outside Agra city. A prepaid taxi booth outside Agra Cantt provides information on the recommended taxi charges.
Provided below are charges to popular destinations from Agra city but the indicated charges are exclusive of parking and booking fees:
Agra to Delhi INR-3500
Agra to Fatimabad Road INR-200
Agra to Sadar Bazaar INR-100
Agra to Taj Mahal INR-200
Agra fort is a thirty minutes walk away from Taj Mahal and on a cycle rickshaw, INR-40 is charged for the same distance. Camels offer transport services within the region.
The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department provides a number of buses that offer transportation services to tourist attraction sites in Agra. The municipal corporation of Agra also has a lot of buses both A/C and non A/C that operate to various places within Agra. Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation offers air conditioned and non air conditioned buses that only operate specific routes in Agra. Idgah bus stand in Agra which is the largest bus stands connects Agra to other cities in Northern India.
The popular Agra Airport located in the heart of the Agra city, is a major transport hub providing a reliable and efficient means of transport for the locals and visitors of Agra.
Agra's Kheria Airport function as an air force base
Air India, Flights are usually on time and provide connection to Delhi and Mumbai. Air Agra is time saving and reliable.
Agra boasts a modern railway transport system that connects Agra to other cities of India such as Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pratesh, Maharashtra and many other destinations in India.
The major railways serving Agra are;
Agra Cantt North central Railways
Agra Fort North central Railways
Agra City North central Railways
Yamuna bridge North central Railways
Idgah North central Railways
Raja Ki Mandi North Central Railways
The Agra railway station commonly referred to as Agra Cantonment Railway Station is served by several trains that operate on daily basis.
The city lies is on the main train line Delhi to Bombay and Delhi to Chennai routes.
Agra boasts several railway stations that include the following;
Agra Cantt (AGC), serves as the main railway station
Agra Fort station
Raja Ki Mandi
Idgah Agra Junction Railway
Agra to Delhi Trains:
Several trains operate between Agra and Delhi on daily basis. A total of 14 trains run operate between the two cities. The main trains operating between the two cities include;
Intercity Express (14211)
New Delhi Shatabdi E (12001)
Malwa Express (12919)
Varanasi Junction Anand Vihar Gondia Junction Rat
Tamil Nadu Express
11057 Amritsar Express
U Abhatoofan Express 13007
Puducherry New Delhi Express (22403)
Taj express (departs Delhi at 7.00 am and reaches Agra Cantt at 10.00 am)
11057 Amritsar Express is the first train that leaves Agra heading to Delhi is. It departs from Agra at 00:16 AM and arrives Delhi at 04:10 AM. 22403. Puducherry New Delhi Express is the last train that leaves Agra for Delhi. It departs from Agra at 23:50 PM and arrives at 03:55 AM.
The fastest train that will take you from Agra to Delhi is 12001 New Delhi Shatabdi E. It departs from Agra at 20:35 and it takes exactly 70 minutes to reach its destination.
U Abhatoofan Express 13007 departs from Agra at 14:25 and it takes a maximum of 5h 15m reach Delhi.
Agra to Mumbai trains:
The journey from Agra to Mumbai takes approximately 23 hours by train. Train 12138 departs Agra Cantt Railway station at 8.30 am and arrives Mumbai at 7.30 the following morning.
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Saniya Palace Inn is a pocket friendly hotel in Agra offering a wide range of facilities and amenities to visitors coming by. The hotel is located in close proximity to Taj Mahal. Agra Fort is a walking distance away from the hotel.
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Shri Mankameshwar Mandir is an ancient temple symbolizing Lord Shiva Linga. The temple is estimated to be 3,500 years old. According to legend, the silver covering the lingo was provided by Shiva himself when Lord Krishna was born in nearby Mathura.
Mankameshwar Temple is located at Rawatpara, near Agra Fort railway station. It is very popular among the locals. The temple is well known for Goddess Satwai Devi and for its Shiva temple.
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