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Nearby getaways from Agra

Known to be the crown of Uttar Pradesh Agra is an important tourist hub. The beautiful city of the Taj attracts millions of tourists from different parts of the globe for its many architectural gems. Bestowed with two World Heritage Sites, namely Taj Mahal and Agra Fort this city not only shelters some of the finest attractions within the city limits but shares close proximity to some of the best hill stations, towns and pilgrim centers. Agra is surrounded by nearby getaways that are frequented by both tourists and locals. Most of the locals prefer spending their weekends in Vrindavan or Kasauli which provides a relief from the routine of daily monotony. Easily accessible by road and rail the nearby getaways from Agra are generally included in the Agra tour packages.

Below is a list of the important Nearby getaways from Agra

  • Nalagarh Fort

Situated at a distance of 300 kms North of Delhi the Nalagarh Fort is one of the most frequented nearby getaways from Agra. Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, the Nalagarh Fort is a five storied structure. Almost a 6 hour drive from Agra this mesmerizing monument is built over 20 acres of lush green foliage. A true specimen of Islamic architecture the Nalagarh Fort is surrounded by thick orchid and deciduous forests. The best thing however about this fort is the hill top view that you can have standing on the fifth floor of this monument.

  • Kasauli

One of the unpopulated and unpolluted hill stations in Inida, Kasauli is located at a distance of 300 kms from Agra. One of the often frequented nearby getaways from Agra, Kasauli is situated in the Shivalik Ranges in Himachal Pradesh. Far from commercialization this quaint little hill station is characterized of paved paths, quaint shops, thatched houses with charming facades and little gardens that shelter some of the most exclusive range of plants and trees. Some of the important tourist’s attractions in Kasauli include Royal Orchards, Ganbar River and Sutlej Barrage.

  • Bateshwar

Situated on the bank of the holy river Yamuna is the temple town of Bateshwar. Easily accessible by car and bus Bateshwar is one of the most important nearby getaways from Agra. Dedicated to Lord Shiva the presiding deity of this town Batehwar receives millions of tourists throughout the year. Mostly flanked by pilgrims on weekends this holy town apart from housing 42 temples also offers a number of sacred bathing ghats and traditional medicinal plants.

  • Vrindavan

One of the oldest and most popular nearby getaways from Agra is the holy town of Vrindavan. Among the most sacred destination of the Hindus Vrindavan is situated at a distance of 15 kms North of Mathura. Vrindavan abounds in Krishna temples, many of which are beautiful architectural structures. Vrindvan is believed to be the early abode of Lord Krishna. The beautiful town abundant in natural beauty has as many as 4,000 temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. Thronged by visitors not only from India but different corners of the world Vrindavan apart from the many temples is famous for arts and crafts, folk music and cultural activities. A trip to Agra without a visit to Vrindavan is almost incomplete. However the best time to pay a visit to this pilgrim center is in Janmashthami.