The identity of Agra is synonymous to the great mausoleum and one of the seven wonders of the world, the ‘Taj Mahal.’ But Agra has more to it, it is a beautiful city where history stands still and the old-world charm is juxtaposed with modernity. Once the capital of the great Mughal Empire, Agra is replete with some of the most stunning Mughal edifices and iconic monuments you will find in India. 

A part of the India’s golden triangle cities, along with Jaipur and Delhi, Agra is an excellent tourist place to know about India’s glorious past, the architectural brilliance of the erstwhile craftsmen during the Mughal era, and the fine taste of the Mughal Kings and Emperors in aesthetics and their extravagant lifestyle.  

Apart from all the iconic monuments, Agra is also known for its Petha, a delectable sweet dish made from Ash Gourd. With so much to see, and things to do, Agra is a wonderful holiday destination. If you are planning to visit Agra, you must be careful about the timing of your visit. The weather here can be harsh and play a spoilsport. So, to help you get the best holiday experience in Agra, here is a complete guide on the best time to visit Agra. 

The guide also includes other useful information relating to: 

  • Visiting Agra in Summer
  • Visiting Agra in Monsoon
  • Visiting Agra in Winter
  • Best places to visit in Agra
  • Things to do in Agra
  • Resorts in Agra

Visiting Agra in Summer (April to July) 

The weather in Agra during summer can be extreme and severe. The daytime temperature can reach as high as 45 degrees Celsius, making it impossible for you to venture out. Since most of the best places to see in Agra are monuments, it can be tough to roam outside during the day. You may feel extremely dehydrated and even fall ill. So, summer is not the best season to visit Agra.  

Visiting Agra in Monsoon (July to September) 

During monsoon the weather in Agra is not as harsh as the summers. Also, unlike the rest of India, Agra does not receive much rainfall so you can be sure that heavy showers won’t spoil your plan. The light and occasional rains make the weather humid, and it can be uncomfortable venturing out as you may sweat profusely. So, July to September may not be the best months to visit Agra. 

Visiting Agra in Winter (October to March) 

Winter is undoubtedly the best time to go to Agra. During this season, the weather is nice and pleasant almost throughout the day, and you can easily visit all the tourist attractions in the city without any discomfort. It is the peak tourist season and people from all over the world come to see the iconic monument the city holds within.  

The winter season is the best time to visit Agra Taj Mahal as the cool weather and the misty haze over the mausoleum, especially in the mornings makes your visit better.

Best Places to visit in Agra 

There is no dearth of amazing places to visit in Agra. Emperor Shah Jahan and his successors created many gems in the city during their reigns, which have stood the test of time, and till are admired for their immaculate beauty of intricate architecture. Here are some of the must-visit places in the city 

  •     The Agra Fort
  •     Fatehpur Sikri
  •     Taj Mahal
  •     Jama Masjid
  •     Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb
  •     Jodha Bai Ka Rauza
  •     Mehtab Bagh
  •     Akbar’s Tomb
  •     Machhi Bhawan
  •     Nagina Masjid 

Things to do in Agra 

If you are a history buff, Agra is one of the best places to visit near Delhi where you can know about India’s glorious history and the royal past during the Mughal reign. Apart from exploring the various monuments, and revelling in their beauty, there are many other things to do in Agra. Some of the most to do activities in Agra include: 

  •     Shop at the traditional bazaars
  •     Soak in the magical beauty of the Taj Mahal on a full moon night
  •     Watch the light and sound show at Agra Fort
  •   Click stunning pictures at Mehtab Bagh with the Taj Mahal in background
  •     Discover the beauty of Jahangir Mahal
  •     Watch the Kalakriti Dance Drama show
  •   Indulge in tasting the authentic Mughlai dishes and other local favourites like lassi, chaat and Petha
  •     Take a boat ride over the Yamuna River 

Resorts in Agra 

Resorts in Agra

If you are planning to visit Agra with your family, you would surely love to enjoy a pleasant stay where you can relax, and have fun at the same time. While there are many places to stay in the city if you prefer a luxury stay, you can get your booking at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, a Club Mahindra associate property. It is one of the best resorts in Agra 

During your stay at the resort, you can enjoy the signature Club Mahindra hospitality, and indulge in various experiences that are curated specially for your and family. The resort would be the perfect base for all your Agra adventures.

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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