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Agra city is one of the prime cities of Uttar Pradesh. More importantly, the city is rich with historical significance. Anyone traveling to India is most likely to look for The Taj Mahal. If this is true, truer the fact is aside from Taj Mahal, there are other historical places which are nevertheless important. The Agra Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri are two other places to name. If you want to discover the real Mughal and Sultan India, you have to visit Agra. Taj Mahal you might have heard of, but the rest of it is equally impressive. Some quick facts, Agra is situated on the banks of River Yamuna and is the nineteenth most popular city of India. The place started to being inhabited approximately 5000 years ago as it has reference in the epic Mahabharata but reached its heights during Mughal era.

Climate of Agra
Agra has a semiarid type of weather. It is on the verges of a humid subtropical climate zone. The winters are gentle and the summers are hot and arid. During monsoons, the city gets a heavy downpour. The Agra city enjoys not-so-extreme a climate.

Civic Administration of Agra
Four districts named Mathura, Firozabad, Agra and Mainpuri is under a Commissioner of the administrative section. The District Magistrate imposes law and order within the city of Agra. The City Magistrate and six sub-divisional magistrates of Etmadpur, Sadar, Kirawli, Bah, Kheragarh and Fatehabad are under the district magistrate. The Agra city falls under the jurisdiction of Allahabad High Court.

How to Reach
By Airway
Agra Airport is 12.5 kilometers far from the City Center. The domestic airport takes pride in flights from/to most of the metros of India. The airport is on the southern part of the city and from there, it's easy to reach the city's prime joints.

By Railway
Agra is one of the most important dots on the map of Indian Railways. The Agra cantonment station is the main station here. Other important railway stations are Agra Fort and raja Ki Mandi. The best way to reach Agra from any corner of the country is via railway. The Agra city is connected to all the major metros of the city and regularly a host of trains to Agra and trains from Agra form a zigzag on the Map of India.

By Roadway
Agra is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Kolkata via roadways. The NH2 and NH11 are the great positive catalysts in this aspect. Idgah Bus Stand is the major bus stand of Agra and it works as a corridor to the city. The motorable roads to the city of Agra will help you to drive on your own or take help of other public transportation to reach the city.

What to See in Agra
The list is really endless or incredibly big. Taj Mahal is indisputably the apex of Agra travel and tourism. But the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Swami Bagh Samadhi, you can not just explore the whole of Agra in a lifetime though the city is smaller than many other cities of India.
Where to Stay in Agra
There is a host of good hotels in Agra city. These hotels blend well with the rich tradition and multi-ethnic atmosphere o f the city. Hotels Taj View, Hotel Amar Villas, Hotel Trident Hilton, Hotels Clarks Shiraz are some of the best luxury and deluxe hotels in Agra. some of the good four star hotels are Hotel Howard park Plaza, Hotel Raj Mahal etc. for more cut-short of your budget, opt for the three star hotels o f Agra that include hotels like Hotel Savoy, Hotel Sunrise, Hotel Ranji t etc.

What to Eat in Agra
There are myriad options to whet your appetite in Agra. Agra street foods are extremely popular. You can also take pleasure in the multi-cuisine bistros. Mandarin is the best hub for Chinese fare. If you want to do justice with your taste buds with Indian dishes, dive in Sheesh Mahal or Navratna. Try international at Mc Donald's, Cafe Coffee day, Pizza Hut, Dominos and all the best brands outlets.

Fact file of Agra
Area
4027.00 sq. km
Altitude
169 Meters above sea level
Geographical Location
Latitude: 27° 11' N
Longitude: 780°' to 78° 2' E
Population
1,400,000
Percentage of Male Population
53%
Percentage of Female Population
47%
Literacy Rate
65%
Female Literacy Rate
53%
Male Literacy Rate
76%
Average Annual Rainfall
751mm
Temperature
Max.: 45° C,
Min.: 4.2° C
Climate
Semiarid and tropical climate
Religion
Hinduism, Islam, and Jainism
Important Festivals
Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Muharrum, Diwali,Taj Mahotsav and all other popular festivals
Languages
Hindi, Urdu, English
Major Tourist Attractions
Taj Mahal, Sikandra, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Chinni Ka Roja, Mariyam's Tomb, Radha Swami Samadhi, Jama Masjid, Mankameshwar Temple, Balkeshwar Temple, Kailash Temple, Prithvinath Temple, Guru Ka Tal Gurudwara, Baptist Church, Rajeshwar Temple, Digambar Jain Mandir, Catholic Church
Best Time to Visit
October to March
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