How to Reach the City of Taj Mahal
Welcome to the city of the Taj Mahal,
Agra. Located about 204 km south of Delhi in the Indian state of
Uttar Pradesh, Agra is one of the most favoured tourist
destinations in India. Tourists planning to travel to Agra can
reach the city of the Taj by Air, Rail and Road in comfort.
Agra by Air
Agra airport is 7 km from the city center and 3 km from Idgah bus
stand. Major Indian airlines operate daily tourist shuttle
flights to Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and back. It only takes 40
minutes from Delhi to Agra.
Agra by Road
Idgah bus stand is the main bus stand of Agra, from where one can
catch buses for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc.
Buses for Mathura also leave from Agra Fort bus stand.
Agra by Rail
Agra is well connected by railroad. The
main railway station is the Agra Cantonment station. Agra is well
connected by rail to Delhi, Varanasi and cities of Rajasthan.
Trains like Palace on Wheel, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Taj Express
are the best choices if you want to reach Agra from Delhi in
Local Transport in Agra
You can travel to different
parts of Agra using different modes of transport like taxi,
tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw from the Taj Mahal area.
Prepaid taxis and autos from the railway station are available.
Prepaid transport is also available for excursions in and around
the city limits. Bicycles can be hired on hourly basis from
different parts of the city. It is to be remembered that no
diesel or petrol vehicle are allowed to ply in the Taj Mahal
area. Battery-operated buses, horse-driven tongas, rickshaws and
other pollution-free vehicles are allowed to conserve the beauty
of this great monument.