One of the main tourist attraction of India, Agra is known the world over for playing host to one of the seven wonders of the world, the majestic Taj Mahal. Although Agra has always been and still is a major tourist destination, there are still many factors that should be taken into account by tourists especially in regard to safety and getting duped by the locals in buying things.
Agra is a site with sights to dazzle and amaze every traveller. For tourists, a trip to India is incomplete without visiting Agra and witnessing the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra plays home not only to this magnificent white mausoleum built by emperor Shah Jahan but also various other forts and monuments built by several other mughal emperors during their time.
Agra sees a horde of tourists each year and also people from all over India. Tourism is the main contributor to the economy of Agra as a result of the large flow of tourists and travellers to this city. Hotels are available abundantly in Agra throughout the year. It is best you book your hotel room online prior to your visit. You could check the listings of Oyo rooms in Agra and compare the hotels and make your booking. The necessity of prior booking occurs because being a tourist spot comes with its pros and cons. The perks you enjoy is that there will much lesser communication gap as the locals are accustomed to tourists and they can pick up English, the downside of being a tourist hotspot is that, people are always looking to rip you off. The people selling their goods and souvenir on shops and roadside stalls, the autodrivers and even the hotel owners spike up the rates of the rooms when the number of customers are high.
Agra has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri near Agra. These are the three main sites of tourist attractions although there are many more buildings and monuments in and around Agra which showcase architectural brilliance and artistry in the fine detailing. Agra is also set in a very convenient location of only about 200 km away from New Delhi making it a mere 4 hour drive until you reach your destination.
Agra also offers a large array of public transports you could choose from. Although if are are not too sure you could always call a taxi on your own via your mobile app. Agra has a host of hotels ranging from cheap budget friendly hotels to luxurious hotels and resorts. Agra’s Oberoi Amarvila is the cream of all its hotels. Situated only 600 metres away from the Taj Mahal, it offers glimpses of the Taj at every step. The hotel has over 100 rooms, 2 restaurants, a bar, and a lounge, swimming pool and a gym. The hotel is inspired by Mughal and Moorish architecture, and surrounded by fountains, lawns and pools. You could could get the price list of the various types of rooms by checking out the hotels in Agra with price.