Well Agra is mainly the Taj Mahal Monument next the Red fort nothing else although access by roads have improved considerabley from Delhi by newly built Highways but getting in to Agra and out is a nightmare by car as lack of proper signposts lead us to unimaginable rough roads until we finally caught up with the highways miles out
Agra is a very poor, dirty and crowded city itself, difficult to feel safe when evening comes. I advise to travel with a cab as all main attractions - if not to speak about Taj Mahal and Agra Fort - are outside (40-60 km) - Fatehpur-Sikri, Vrindavan, so take a cab and go there!!
Agra is not worth staying in too long the Taj Mahal is beautiful we went early morning, atrip ti Fatipur Sikri is interesting make sure you have a guide book though as they try and con you into all sorts, told us we could not get in without a guide which is not true!!
Recreating the legends in our mind is one great thing that can be done. The entire history of the Taj and the Agra Fort recreates the time woven legends and if told by a competent guide, the tale becomes a fairy story but true.
When you leave Agra, you feel that a part of you has been left behind with the Taj calling you back.
Agra is an interesting city and a good base from which to visit both the wonderful monuments in the city such as the Taj, Red Fort and riverside gardens and the slightly more remote sites such as Akbar's tomb and beyond.
The city (like many), is dusty, dirty and noisy; full of touts with overpriced taxies and horrifically overpriced merchandise. Goods are cheaper and better almost everywhere else in North India but if you must buy their then take care.
Agra has very little to show for, except the Taj Mahal. It is dirty and run down, even for India. It's a shame that the Government doesn't do some Urban renewal, get rid of the open sewers and do some general cleanning.
The moat at Agra Fort is a stinking sewer, not a pleasant greeting to the thousands who go there each day.
Agra is a very harsh city to try and spend time in, the main attractions like the Taj Mahal are truly stunning and well worth a visit but getting around you see there is a lot of poverty and the city is very very dirty.
I would say get in see the sites and then get out pronto, we headed on to After coming from Udaipur which was beautiful and very easy to walk around eating drinking and bargaining Agra was the opposite and we found ourselves returning to our hotel room to relax. headed to Jaipur afterwards and got the 5am train, the train was relatively empty when boarding and the view from the window for the five hour journey was incredible! Watching the sun come up and travelling through rural India in beautiful and to see all the agriculture and true indian country life is just as good as any attraction I have ever seen, it's amazing, sit by the window and enjoy!
apart from the Taj and agra fort premises rest of the place is very dirty(I still laugh of myself whenever i see a board "welcome to clean agra", If that's what cleanliness is, i wonder what was it before).
really bad for a city having one of the wonders of the world. road connecting and bus services are pathetic. shopping is a clear rip-off and so are rickaw wallas.
Guidebooks didn't recommend staying any longer than necessary in Agra so I only stayed 2 nights.I found it to be a very vibrant and pleasant city and would have enjoyed more time there.
Sure, it is chaotic and smelly - but I really liked it's character.
Agra is a city which has history peeping out from every nook and corner. The monuments and buildings take you back in time and you begin to think about how those times would have been.
The city in itself is dirty and polluted, however, if one is on a mission to explore history, then this is the place to be. But yes, I wouldn't recommend venturing out late at night, the city seems to sleep early.
Like most people, we went to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, which was everything we expected and hoped it to be -- stunning, awe-inspiring and an incredible icon of all it stands for.
We'd been told there wasn't much to Agra and that it wasn't a place to spend any time but we actually found the opposite. We really liked this little town and found many things to do that engaged and entertained us during our two days here. Some of the "must sees" include the beautiful Baby Taj and the stunning Akhbar's Tomb - both of which are more relaxing and low key than the Taj Mahal and both beautiful and absolutely worth a visit. The Sound and Light Show at the Red Fort, unfortunately, is NOT worth a visit as it is boring and pointless and felt like a waste of time and money, even for the low price. The town is interesting for poking around and connecting with the people who live there. Everyone we met was delightful, hospitable and helpful. We took an auto rickshaw for the day and met the fascinating and delightful Viki, a 15-year-old assistant to the driver who speaks great English, is cheeky and fun and was a terrific companion for the ride. Reach his friend, Salim, the driver at 09639810780 and spend a day with him for a real touch of Agra.
Its all about TAJ,a marval a must see in a life time,but badly maintained city,unorganised systems in taj interms of Que system, very rude police men,who puts our system in shame.
Apart from the Taj Mahal and perhaps the Agra Fort, there is nothing else to see or do! We were there during a Hindu festival (13 Oct) and had coloured powder thrown all over us.
There is chaos, noise and processions galore. Touts are everywhere and persistent. Make sure you know what prices you want to pay before purchasing!!!
Every human being has to see the TAJ. Just to realize how far a man can go to show his love for his wife ( third wife infact) and how great an expression of love can be.
Must visit in our life time.
Very nice place to visit. All the monuments are very impressive. Fatehpur Sikri,Sikandra,Baby Taj,Metab Bagh,Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are where you should not miss.
It's a pity that we did not go to Jama Masjid. I saw it when the train departs to Jaipur.It looks nice from outside. I would suggest to go to Taj Mahal from the opening time 06.00 am because the photographing will be the great. Not so much people and sun light.
Street food is excellent if you know the place take the help of local guide. Monuments are fascinating Handicraft items of marble is good but needs bargaining.
These really nothing much but monuments, you will enjoy it if you know the history of the monuments or else you wont really appreciate it
nothing much tor see except for the forts n Taj Mahal, dont have to spend much time here, especially if you dun like the environment
Obviously everyone comes here to see the Taj Mahal, and it really did take my breath away. I would recommend getting there at 5.
30am when it opens so you can avoid the queues and enjoy it at its least crowded. Be aware that security will confiscate tripods and all manner of other stuff, so only take with you what you really need when you go round the Taj. There is very little else of interest in Agra, apart from the fort, and Fatehpur Sikri.
City is used to having tourists...so be wary of over pricing. Good to have someone who lives their help you or an India friend.
Most places are decent, but Taj alone makes it worth the trip.
We would have liked to see more of Agra, to give it a better review but the monuments alone, make this city a 'must' to visit
Beside Taj Mahal, Itimad-Ud Daulah, Agra Fort, we can take a tour to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It took only 1,5 hrs by car.
Its a nice city, bit crowded but have a historical background and many monuments to see however Taj Mahel is a must watch.
The city is most famous for the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.On this trip I toured the Taj Mahal for the second time.
I found it as beautiful as the first time, which was 30 years ago. This time I went with family members and enjoyed the trip very much.
Visit to the Taj Mahal and fort Agra, really worth doing. Wasn't expecting it to be in such a dirty, poverty area.
dont wander around in whole of the city, just shop at sadar bazar, see all the monuments, enjoy the famous chaat.
Good city of ancient culture,Taj mahal is the highlight,good transport facilities,nearer to Newdelhi(200km).
Plenty of touts,avoid them
This city of Agra will simply make you say “Wah Taj!” (Wow Taj!) even if you do not know the meaning of it.
If you are based in Delhi or if you are going to Agra from Delhi, then seeing the most important attractions in Agra requires only one day. The best way to travel to Agra from Delhi is by train. Almost every train from Delhi going to South passes through Agra.
Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are the only attractions worth visiting the rest is just noise and pollution.