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Agra, India Hotels and City Guide

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Agra - Travel Tips

Agra Travel Tips

There’s nothing like insider knowledge to a successful and enjoyable tourist experience. Agra, with its legendary heritage, is a place where all tourists to India should visit. Be it for business or pleasure, here are some tips to make your visit to Agra a pleasant one. The best time to visit Agra is between October and March, when the sunshine is mild and the breeze is soothing.

Arts and Events

Agra is best described as the legacy of the Mughal Empire. The home of the Taj Mahal, Agra is a treasure-trove of architectural masterpieces. The beautiful Mehtab Bagh Garden, the majestic Fort of Agra and the many tombs of great kings are some of the many must-see attractions that dot the Agra map. In addition, the variety of religious festivals, mostly parades of worship to the Hindu deities, is a great cultural attraction in Agra.

Greeting Someone in Agra

The Indian-Hindu greeting is to bring ones palms together with the fingers pointing up, tilt the head slightly forward and saying ‘Namaste’. Shaking of hands is also acceptable - but as most Indian women do not prefer to shake hands, it is always safest to greet them in the traditional manner or else wait until they offer their hand first.

Agra Tipping Advice

A 10% tip is normal in high-end restaurants that do not add a service charge to the bill. Small change in modest restaurants is acceptable. Round off taxi fares; add a bit more for exceptionally good service.

Visitor Essentials

Women Travellers

Women travellers are expected to be modestly dressed - short dresses or skirts, and tight fitting or revealing clothes are best avoided - especially when travelling alone.

Footwear

Visitors to places of worship must remove their footwear, as a sign of respect, before stepping inside. A majority of Indians also remove their footwear when entering their own homes - therefore it is polite to do the same when visiting someone’s home.

Health Risks

Gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera or jaundice may be acquired from unhygienic water or contaminated food, therefore avoid consumption of tap water, as it is unsafe; it is always best to drink bottled water purchased from a reputable store.





Hotels in Agra, India

Holiday Inn Agra (New)

Holiday Inn Agra (New)

Sanjay Place, Hariparwat Chowk,M G Road,AGRA,282002 INDIA

Full Business centre - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm PA system with delegate units. Multimedia projector with front and back projection, slide projector, overhead projector, videoscope, audio, video recording, business centre facilities. 40 (8' by 10') booths can...




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Taj View

Taj View

Fatehabad Road Tajganj,Agra,India

Hotel Description: Hotel Offers Taj Mahal View Rooms. City Center 2 Kms. White Marble Poolside Dotted With Palm Trees. Closely Located To Major Marble, Carpet and Jewel Show Rooms. Jhilmil Coffee Shop Serves Buffet and a La Carte. Nazara...




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The Oberoi Amarvils

The Oberoi Amarvils

Taj East Gate Road, Agra 282001 India.

Hotel Description: Amarvilas - An Oberoi Resort, is a boutique leisure resort located in Agra, India. The singular distinguishing feature of the hotel location is the proximity from the Taj Mahal, just 600 meters away. Each of its 109...




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