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Places to Visit near Agra

The tourists who visit this city and even the residents of the city look out for some small day-outs or vacations to the nearby destinations.

Some of the places near Agra are mentioned below:

Aligarh

Aligarh

The town of Aligarh about 90 kms from Agra is famous for Aligarh Muslim University, founded in the 19th century by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a noted social reformer. 

How to get there
Aligarh can be reached from Agra via the Yamuna Expressway. Alternatively, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses ply regularly between the two destinations; twice weekly train services are also available

Bateshwar

There are nearly 42 temples and many bathing ghats which are held sacred for the traditional medicinal herbs and plants that grow around them.

How to get there

Bateshwar is at a 70-km distance midway between Agra and Etawah. The distance can be covered by road.

Chambal Sanctuary

Chambal Sanctuary

This national park, a perfect getaway spot for adventure enthusiasts and wildlife admirers, is adjacent to the Chambal River and hosts a vast variety of fauna and flora. 

Many species of local and migratory birds have made this park home along with eight turtle species, hundreds of otters, 300 marsh crocodiles and over 1200 gharials. Species like the Gangetic River Dolphin and the long-nosed Indian Gharial are on the endangered list.

How to get there

The National Park is 70 kms from Agra and well connected through the rail network. Although it is a tri-state national park covering UP, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, it is managed by the UP Forest Department headquartered at Agra. Buses also cover the distance; the nearest city is Morena.

Firozabad

Firozabad is a glassware industry and is a shopper’s delight for glass products such as bangles, chandeliers, glassware and light fittings.

How to get there

The distance is less than 45 kms therefore best way to go there is by bus or by private cab.

Gokul

The town where Krishna was raised by foster parents. Tourist spots in and around Gokul like Chaurasi Khamba, Utkal and Brahmand Ghat are places built around legends surrounding Krishna’s life.

How to get there

Usually visitors to Gokul from Agra include Mathura and Vrindavan which are within 65-70 kms from Agra, in their travel itinerary. Regular buses connect these places. Train services operate between Agra-Mathura-Vrindavan and private taxis can also be hired.

Kasauli

A quaint hill station 300 kms from Agra, Kasauli is located in the Shivalik mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. There are many small shops and paved paths with orchards and gardens all around that are home to some of the most exclusive fruits and vegetables. The Ganbar River and the Sutlej Barrage are a must visit.

How to get there

  1. Road distance from Agra to Kasauli in 520 kms; in a good cab the distance can be covered in 8 hours.
  2. No direct trains operate between the two places. The nearest station touched by Sachkhand Express (Train No. 12715 from Nanded to Amritsar) from Agra is Ambala Cantonment which is 385 kms; from Ambala it is a distance of 87 kms by cab to Kasauli.
  3. State Transport buses operate from Agra to Delhi 207 kms away; from Delhi the Kalka Express goes to Kalka, a distance of 303 kms, distance of 26 kms from Kalka to Kasauli can be covered by taxis or buses.

Keetham Lake

Also known as the Soor Sarovar for its location within the Soordas Reserved Forest. It is home to many types of fish and the surrounding forests offer plenty of cover to a variety of water birds.
How to get there

A cab or taxi can easily cover the distance of 23 kms on the Agra-Delhi NH 2. Click Here to Read More on Keetham Lake

Mathura

The celebrated birthplace of Krishna, Mathura lies on the banks of the mighty Yamuna 47 kms from Agra. Abounding with temples, ashrams, ghats and several sites of sacred sanctity depicting the events in Krishna’s life, this area is a very popular pilgrimage destination for lakhs of people.

How to get there- Mathura is well connected by rail and road to Agra.

Nalagarh Fort

One of the most visited and frequented getaway spots, the Nalagarh Fort, a five storied imposing structure of Islamic architecture along the Himalayan foothills.

How to get there

Nalagarh Fort is in Solan District of Himachal Pradesh and is located 450 kms from Agra. The nearest major train station and airport are in Chandigarh, about 60 kms away.

Vrindavan

By virtue of its location on the Delhi-Agra highway offering easy accessibility, Vrindavan is one of the oldest and most popular destinations that most tourists make a beeline for, from Agra. 

With around 4000 temples and worship sites many of which are several centuries old. This place is referred to as Braj Bhoomi along with Mathura.

 Annual pilgrimages and Parikramas are popular to this entire region that boasts of many historical and holy temples like the Banke Bihari temple, Madan Mohan temple, Krishna Vallabh temple, Krishna, etc

The best time of the year to visit Vrindavan is around Janmashtami, when the birth of Krishna is celebrated with great pomp and revelry.

How to get there

Vrindavan is off the New Delhi-Agra National Highway 2 at a distance of about 72 kms. Regular state and private buses, mini vans and private cabs operate from Agra to Vrindavan.

Long-distance trains from south and west India connect Agra and Mathura. Vrindavan is just 12 kms from Mathura, daily train shuttle services operate from Mathura to Vrindavan.

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