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You're Going to Love Agra

Agra is dominated by the Taj Mahal, one of the world's most awe-inspiring architectural (and romantic) achievements. But there's more to this bustling Indian metropolis than just the - admittedly gorgeous - mausoleum.

If you can tear yourself away from the Taj, the Mughal legacy stretches to epic forts, similarly grand mausoleums, and mosques, while the city itself has some vibrant markets to dive into in search of craft souvenirs.

Add in the chance to visit nearby safari parks and lodges and the opportunity to visit other nearby cities like Jaipur and Bharatpur, with its colorful Holi celebrations, and you really do have a multidimensional tourist magnet.

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When to Visit Agra

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The best time to visit Agra tends to be between November and March, when you can expect dry weather and relatively mild temperatures. After April, the temperatures and humidity rise sharply, and the summer months can be a little oppressive for many tourists. However, things start to cool down in October, which can be a good month to travel if you want to avoid peak vacation season crowds.

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Where to Stay in Agra

Agra's lifeblood is tourism, so it's no surprise that the city boasts some exceptional hotels. Some of the best include the extraordinary Oberoi Amarvilas, with its Taj-like facade, and the Hotel Clarks Shiraz, which has beautiful sprawling gardens. The Gateway Hotel has a family-friendly giant pool while the Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate is an efficient hotel that is conveniently located for the Taj Mahal.

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Shopping Streets

Agra's bazaars and malls are wonderful places to stock up on souvenirs during your stay. Raja Ki Mandi and Sadar Bazaar are both full of traders selling beautiful textiles, jewelry, and craft products, while Subhash Bazar is the city's number one clothing market. They are also great places to purchase Taj Mahal-themed figurines, with much lower prices than the sellers outside the mausoleum itself.

Groceries and Other

Agra doesn't have a large selection of supermarkets, so it can be a little tricky to shop for groceries. However, if you need to stock up on picnic materials, try stores like Vishal Mega Mart and Easyday (both of which have branches in Tajganj and near the Agra Fort). Prices will generally be very low, at ₹175 for a gallon of milk and ₹60 for 12 eggs.

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Where to Eat in Agra

Mughal cuisine has spread across the world in the form of dishes like biryanis and Rogan Josh curries, and you can taste the real thing in Agra. Check out superb curry restaurants like Pinch of Spice and Pind Balluchi (both in Tajganj), Joney's Place (near the Taj Mahal), and Esphahan (near the center of town). Try to find time to sample the city's street food as well. Chaat (savory snacks) is a specialty, and you'll find vendors all over town. Meals will tend to be very affordable, varying from ₹50 for street food to ₹1,000 at upscale restaurants.

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