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Eco-friendly travel guide to Agra advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Agra, India.

The magnificent Taj Mahal

  • Air quality: 2.5 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 3.0 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 4.0 / 5
  • Public transportation: 4.0 / 5
  • Parks: 3.5 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 2.0 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 2.0 / 5
  • Safety: 4.0 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$10 - $400
  • Budget per day: US$15 - $100

Responsible Travel

There are a few things that you, as a traveler can do to make your trip more environmentally friendly as as a responsible tourist. Some of the things that you can do are:

  • Respecting the Culture: Agra is an essential part of the Golden Triangle. The triangle comprises India's three busiest tourist points–Agra, Delhi and Jaipur. India is a country with a very rich culture and Agra has massive respect for its culture. There are so many places here that are sacred to the local people. So as a responsible tourist, the first thing you must do is to show equal respect for their culture. Do not mock any of their ritualistic practices, the way they respect some places or some animals. Do not make them think that what they believe in is outdated or backward.
  • Communication: Communication is one of the most significant part of tourism. As Agra is one of the busiest tourist places, the local people are quite used to conversing with foreigners. Do not be judgemental about things that you cannot relate to when they are talking to you. Ask as many questions as you want to the local people but with respect and kindness.
  • Wildlife: Agra has successfully promoted wildlife since 1955 with its Wildlife SOS. A tourist can closely observe the animals and can even interact with elephants. Visit them, adore and pamper them, give a hand in their bathing.
  • Environment: One of the most precious things to Indians is Agra's Tajmahal. And this precious thing is gradually deteriorating. And do you know the main reason? It's irresponsible tourism. Every day, unlimited people visiting the Taj Mahal are affecting the Marble floor. Due to infrastructure growth, there are now fewer trees around the Taj Mahal, which is why acid showers are causing more damage to the Marble. Tourists have been seen burning things around the Taj Mahal premises; this is causing discolouration of the Marble. Most of the local people's primary source of income is tourism revolving around Taj Mahal. They cannot stop or reduce their business, but you can be more responsible!
  • Transportation: There are a lot of businesses that are associated with tourist places. From local markets to transportation, everyone's earnings somehow depends on local tourism. One of the most negatively effecting thing for the environment in Agra is the carbon emission from cars in the city. So, being a responsible tourist, you must take possible actions, for example, using public transport instead of rented cars or taxis. It is less expensive, less pollutive, and will save time. To put things more in contact you should know that your bus fare is some people's earnings.
  • Local Business: A tourist has a significant impact on local businesses' revenue. There are many businesses which are more or less completely dependent on the number of tourists visiting their shop. So to respect a specific place’s culture, one must respect the local people first. And to show them some respect, a responsible tourist should always support their business. There are many ways to do so; for example, buying local foods, buying things from the local market, etc. if you really want to taste Indian flavour, local restaurants and hotels are your best option rather than multinational restaurants.

Air Quality and Pollution

In the year 2016, Agra ranked as the 4th most polluted city in India. With the increased population and the number of tourists, Agra’s air quality is deteriorating every day. Even in recent days, the AQI (Air Quality Index) of the city has stayed at 119-120, which is why respiratory disorders are a common problem among Agra’s local people.

According to some reports, one of the leading causes of this increased pollution in Agra is the dust storm originating in Rajasthan. Agra’s soaring temperature, combined with the dust present in the air, makes the air quality intolerable. In this situation, the worst sufferers are the foreign tourists. It is very harmful to them to breathe in the air of Agra as their lungs are not habituated with such high pollution.

So you see, the heat in Agra makes the overall weather much worse. So what you can do is visit the place when the weather is pleasant, which is October to March. This is the middle time between autumn and winter. The heat is much lower during the time, and with slightly cold breezes, you will definitely enjoy your sightseeing.

August to October is also a great time to come to India as you will experience monsoon here. Watch the Taj Mahal rain-washed and enjoys the sight with a hot cup of tea from a local tea stall. Although visiting different places in the city will be a very pleasant experience for you, you still need to remember that Agra is a place of significantly poor air quality.

Respect the Culture

Most of the cities in India are filled with a mixture of different religions and their cultures. And Agra is an important city on that list. Agra contains a rich history and several monuments as the witness of many historical incidents. The Mughal emperors had an enormous contribution to Agra’s exciting history.

The Central Asian Ruler Babar, the founder of the Mughal Empire in Agra, gave the city Persian style gardens. Emperor Jahangir created some of the city’s magnificent gardens and palaces. It is said that Emperor Akbar was fond of fancy things. He built the historic Agra Fort, the city’s capital Fatehpur Sikri. The Son of Emperor Jahangir built the most iconic Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz.

Agra is a colourful city. You can experience festivals like Diwali, Urs Sufi Sahib, Holi, Ram Lila, Kailash Fair, and many more. Each year, the residents of Agra celebrate a 10-day long cultural event, in February, called Taj Mahotsav. Every year in this event, they use separate themes and represent the cultural heritage of India.

As you know, the city was under the Mughal Empire, and they were Islamic followers, But now in the city, you will find people from almost all religions- Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Most spoken languages here are Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. The city is India’s one of the busiest tourist places. With years of tourist experience and Indian culture, you will find people here, very warm and welcoming.

Apart from beautiful architecture, Mughal emperors also gave the city, even almost India, Mughlai Foods. Mughlai parathas, Kebabs, Curries made with unique spices, curd, nuts, almonds, etc. Kormas, are some of the famous Mughlai dishes of Agra. Another food item of Agra, which is famous all over India, is Pethas made of Pumpkin and Glucose.

If you want to understand their cultural and traditional value, try to interact with local people in their local language. Your little efforts can make you even closer to people as well as the place.

Top 10 Places to Visit

To truly experience Agra and to ultimately emerge with Agra’s culture, there are some places you must experience with your own eyes.

  • Taj Mahal: You can see several beautiful architectural marvels. All are incredible pieces of art and stand with a historical story, but Agra became such a famous tourist spot because of one of the seven wonders, the Taj Mahal. Everyone knows the story of Emperor Shah Jahan, who built this Mahal for his beloved wife, Mumtaz, and how the king cut the hands of the person behind this beautiful creation so that he cannot create a second creation like the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the perfect showpiece of Islamic Style and Mughal architecture. The Mahal is built with costly and unique white marble; even inside the Mahal, you will see precious gems curved in the walls. To match this wonderful creation, beautiful gardens are made all around the Taj Mahal. If we see it from the perspective of a tourist, apart from witnessing such wonderful creation, they can also spend their quality time in the fresh air of the surrounding greenery.
  • Agra Red Fort: UNESCO gave the Agra Red Fort the title of World Heritage Monument.It contains a great value of Mughal history and stands as a witness of the Mughal Empire’s ruling days in Agra. Emperor Akbar built the fort. It is spread over 3, 80,000 sq. meters. When Akbar built the fort, it was 1556, and later in 1573, the fort was being renovated with red sandstone. The whole area is covered with a 70 feet high wall, making it a complete fortress. In the fort area, you will see several palaces, named as Shish Mahal, Khaas Mahal, etc. Thus, it’s a must-visit place in Agra.
  • Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri has been the erstwhile capital city of many of the Mughal Emperors. Fateh means victory; in 1573, when Akbar had a win over Gujarat, the place was given the name. Sikri is situated on a 3 km long rocky ridge. When you visit the place, you will see examples of the great mixture of Persia, Indian, and Islamic heritage in the architecture. There are seven gates around this town.
  • Jamia Masjid: Masjid or Mosque is where people of Islamic religion worship and pray to their god or Allah. But Jamia Masjid is not just a religious monument, It is famous for its rich architecture and astounding loftiness. Inside this masjid, there is a place of approximately twenty-five thousand people pray together. The Agra Red Fort is on the eastern side of Jama Masjid. There are three gateways in the monument. Exquisite design, along with red sandstone, fulfils the architecture. Your Agra visit will remain incomplete if you skip this place!
  • Sikandra Fort: This place is another example of how red sandstone can be combined with fantastic architecture and produce a mesmerizing piece of art! Apart from being historically beautiful, you can also say the place, one of the important places to visit in Agra. This fort is the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Emperor Akbar was one of the most successful and worthy emperors of the Mughal Empire. The fantastic green garden around the Sikandra Fort complements the fort most perfectly. It is said that the fort used to be personally supervised by Akbar when he was alive. It is divided into 4 portions, which shows us the landscaping tradition of that time. The fort has five levels, filled with unique carvings on the walls. No one wants to miss such an amazing piece of Mughal architecture.
  • Moti Masjid: After Jamia Masjid, Moti Masjid is the second temple should pay a visit. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Masjid. The English word of Moti is pearl. The reason behind the name pearl is its spotless white facade, which shines just like a pearl shines in the sunlight. After entering into the masjid, you will see a mesmerizing white interior with beautiful carvings. At the centre of the courtyard, there is a white marble tank, which catches eyes at first. The sundial made of marble pillars compliments the overall look.
  • Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb: After the Taj Mahal, another incredible architecture you get to see in Agra is the Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb. People even call it “Baccha Taj,” which means baby Taj- a smaller version of the Taj Mahal. The fantastic designs containing tiny floral works on red sandstone makes it a must-watch Mausoleum in Agra. Those designs are the perfect example of Islamic Style architecture. The tomb is located at the bank of Yamuna. The perfect white tomb and behind that, the sparkling water of the Yamuna river- it’s a wonderful sight!
  • Mehtab Bagh: Bagh means garden. The Mehtab Bagh is located just opposite the Taj Mahal; it’s a wonderful piece of a marble mausoleum. From sunrise to sunset, the reflecting sunlight makes it look even more magnificent, which is why, for tourists, its photographer’s heaven. The Mehtab Bagh is also called Char Bagh as the whole garden is divided into four gardens. Another advantage of visiting Mehtab Bagh is, you will get a fantastic view of the Taj Mahal from here and can take excellent shots.
  • Kinari Bazar: If you want to get a glimpse of old Agra, Kinari Bazar is the place you must visit. The Bazaar is the perfect reflection of the colours of Agra. At the narrow streets behind Jama Masjid, Kinari Bazar is located. You will see multiple little shops here, some of which sell the finest jewellery of Agra. You will also get authentic clothes, shoes, fabric of Agra here. Until now, you must have understood that Agra's marble work is something you want to take home with you; such little showpieces of Agra’s excellent marble work can also be found here.
  • Wildlife SOS: It is a fantastic initiative started by a group of people to conserve India’s wildlife. The place can be proven as an amazing stress-buster for animal lovers. Visitors can spend time with animals here, watch them playing, running around, and help them in bathing. Wildlife SOS runs various projects, one of them is to rescue dancing bears, giving shelter to leopards, elephants, and other animals. Wildlife SOS offers a two-hour guide experience, where apart from spending time with animals, you can also learn about their history, habitats, and what to do to rescue them.
The beautiful Red fort in Agra is an architectural Marvel that you must visit


Agra holds an important place in Indian history, which is why every monument, tomb, mausoleum contains different stories. Most of the sightseeing places here are architectural gifts of the Mughal era.

City Parks

The city of the Taj Mahal and several splendid monuments also have equally impressive gardens and parks. All of them are filled with greenery, where you can breathe fresh air and spend time with your companions.

  • Paliwal Park: Paliwal Park is located at the heart of Agra. This one is on the top of the best city parks of Agra, as the vast area filled with various trees and small lakes, give you the perfect vibe of a holiday! The park is spread across 70 acres of land. Before the first finance minister of UP, Shri Krishna Dutt Paliwal renamed the park, it was known as the Hewitt park. You can also spend your time here by boating on the lakes.
  • Ram Bagh: One of the oldest Mughal gardens of Agra is Ram Bagh. You can reach the park just after covering a 5 km distance at the northwest side of the Taj Mahal. Ram Bagh was the first Persian garden created to reflect an Islamic Paradise. Despite being a perfect place to relax, this place is also something a tourist doesn't want to miss. From an abundance of waterways to tiny fountains, this garden is one of the beautiful gardens you have ever seen.
  • Shahjahan Park: From the name, you must have understood that this park was built during Shah Jahan’s ruling period. Till now, proper maintenance kept its attractive look intact. The garden is amazingly beautified with trees and surrounded by rich history. The fresh and clear ambience here makes this place a perfect hang out spot for locals and tourists.
  • Dolphin the Water World: This amusement park here is a proper destination for a fun-packed day. The park is filled with joy rides and water games. Through its 2 acre space, you will see a sports complex, lakeshore garden, health club, lakes, and a hotel and cottage resort.

Apart from the ones mentioned earlier, there are also many parks that you can visit in Agra, such as Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Taj Nature Park, Taj Mahal garden, Dayalbagh Gardens etc.

Paliwal Park

National Parks

Agra may be a place of rich culture and history, but it’s not very famous for national parks. But there are a number of national parks, located in Rajasthan and some other places near Delhi.

  • Ranthambore National Park: Though this park is located at about 268km distance from Agra, it's a must-visit. It is basically a wildlife sanctuary situated in the Sawal Madhopur district. This park is one of the largest national parks in India.
  • Keoladeo National Park: From Fatehpur Sikri Railway station, this park is not very far away. The Keoladeo Park was known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is one of the top national parks of Agra as well as Delhi cities. This is one of the world’s finest bird parks. Here you can see 230 resident and migratory bird species flocked in a surrounded, protected area. Every year lots of migratory birds gather here. A place for bird lovers!

There are also some national parks near Delhi such as Jim Corbett National Park, Gangotri National Park, Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Evening sky at the Ranthambore National Park


There are no beaches in Agra.


Agra is famous for its historical monuments, and those are Agar’s must-visit places as well as landmarks. The most famous landmarks of Agra are the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Apart from these two, there are several monuments, masjids, and mausoleums, which can be considered Agra’s landmarks. Another two most important landmarks of Agra are:

  • Chini Ka Rauza: Chini Ka Rauza is the tomb of Afzal Khan. This place is famous for its Persian architecture and enamel tiles. The whole interior is decorated with floral designs. Unlike Agra's tombs and other architectures, the construction of this place was just finished 10years ago. You can point this one as one of the most appealing landmarks.
  • Soami Bagh Samadh: This one is located in the suburbs of Agra. It is said that Soami Bagh Samadh was the resting place of Soamiji Maharaj, over 100years ago. This place is still under construction as it is continually improving. The unique carvings and coloured marble work make it a photogenic place.
The beautiful details of Chini Ka Rauza


The following three museums are top museums of Agra:

  • Taj Museum: For over 400 years, this museum is operating. From the unique architecture to mazing marble work, this place is itself worth conserved in a museum. There are three galleries in the museum containing numerous displays. Among them, most are related to the Taj Mahal and its history.
  • Imperial Wax Museum: In the museum, there are 26 wax statues of world-famous persons from politics, economics, sporting, Hollywood, Bollywood, and financials. A tourist can see one of his favourite celebrities from very close and can take selfies with them. This place holds a unique position among the historical monuments in Agra.
  • Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Museum: Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Museum is a historical museum. A large part of the museum holds various spiritual information. Some showpieces speak spiritual history.


The rich culture and heritage Agra inherited from the Mughal Empire are limited within unique architectures; Mughals also gifted a number of flavorful foods. The diversity of Agra can also be found in its foods. From Street foods to local restaurants, you will find a number of food items to enjoy.

Traditional Local Restaurants

  • Esphahan: Esphahan is an Agra finance traditional Indian restaurant. This restaurant is located inside the Oberoi Amarvilas hotel. The menu list here may not be extensive, but the dishes the winds are will be enough to leave you with a memorable taste. The Kerala shrimp curry is a speciality here.
  • Jahanpanah: This restaurant serves Awadhi cuisine. Here you will find some unique dishes and undiscovered flavours. Dishes like lucknowi Biryani galawati kebabs and kakori are the three "legendary dishes here. This restaurant is very famous because all shapes of this restaurant come from Lucknow in order to serve you authentic lucknowi dishes.
  • Pinch of Spice: In this restaurant, you will find the richest and most mouth-watering spicy tandoori kebabs. You can easily point to it as one of the best north Indian restaurants in Agra. Murgh boti masala, chicken tikka, paneer lababdar are the must-tries.
  • Joney's Place: If you are looking for an affordable Indian restaurant, then here you are! This restaurant is very famous around locals. It's a very small and cosy restaurant, and all the dishes are prepared just in front of him with fresh ingredients. Most of their dishes are very tasty, but there are creamy lassis that have a whole separate fanbase.

Vegetarian and Vegan

  • Dasaprakash: This restaurant specializes in South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Here the dishes are served with enough hygiene, and if that can be combined with a beautiful interior, then the office leaves the ambience to become dining friendly. All of the dishes here tasty but ice cream desserts are water a try.
  • Shankara Vegis: The vegetarian dishes here are simply mouth-watering. The significant part about this restaurant is it is not very far away from the Taj Mahal; therefore, you can enjoy a fantastic view from the rooftop. The ambience here is quite remarkable; here you can play games like chess are carroms for a board game. From affordable and tasty dishes to the friendly atmosphere, this restaurant is a must-visit.
  • Lakshmi Vilas: If you want to taste authentic South Indian, then Lakshmi Vilas is the place for you. With fantastic food, your bonus is a fantastic ambience. This restaurant is famous for its thalis.

Street Food

  • Panchi Petha: Petha is one of the famous Street foods of Agra. Panchi Petha is one of the famous shops just for pets.
  • Rambabu Parantha Bhandar: Gopal Bazar is Agra's local food joint, and Rambabu Paratha Bhandar is the most famous shop here serving some of the Agra's famous Street foods. Deep-fried hot paranthas with tangy pickles are the speciality here.
  • Mama Frankie: Mama Franky, also known as mama chicken, is a favourite place of the locals. From classic chicken kebab wraps to chicken seekh kebabs, this place is the answer for all of your lip-smacking cravings.
  • Agra chats Gali: In Sadar Bazar, you will find a large number of street food stalls, and if you want to taste authentic Agra Street foods, then head to chaat Gali. You will find plenty of street food stalls here.


Like many tourist places, you will also find various bars and pubs in Agra. Here you can enjoy different types of drinks. If you want to restrict soft drinks for one day, they are a lot of opportunities open for you in the city. From fruit juices to alcohols, you won't feel lack of anything.


Drinking tap water is a terrible habit. Especially because Agra is one of the most polluted cities, the tap water here may not be safe for you. So in this situation, carrying bottled water is the best option for you.

Organic Cafés

The concepts of organic cafes are not very famous around Agra, but there are some cafes you should try:

* Cafe Sheroes Hangout

  • Bambino cafe and Restaurant
  • Mercury Cafe
  • Yash Cafe
  • Desi Cafe Agra


The state government of Agra does not allow breweries. But according to some recent news Agra will soon get its first microbrewery. Sanjay Bhoosereddy said that after a lot of hustle, finally, Agra will get its microbrewery restaurant. This will also be the first brewery to serve fresh, non pasteurized, unbottled beer in Agra.


Being the busiest Tourist City, Agra is very active. Agra truly represents its history, but due to recent developments now, there are many activities available which tourists can do in Agra. You can hire a bicycle and bike in and around Agra. There are many gardens you will see in Agra, which means you will be able to eat a lot of greenery during your bike ride.

You can enjoy light and sound show at Kalakriti Culture and Convention Centre, watch and spend time with animals at wildlife SOS, take a spa treatment at Kaya Kalp, hire a cycle rickshaw for sightseeing in Agra, enjoy balloon safari, and lastly, Mughal Heritage Walk. You see, there are so many things you can do in Agra by going beyond Mughal history.

Yoga and Retreats

By now, you must have understood that Agra does not have very good air quality, which is why Yoga is essential for residents here. There are a few Yuga centres where you can join and take classes. Other than that, the beautiful gardens here offers you a perfect ambience for yoga.


Thousands of people flock here in Agra every year. Which is why most of the accommodations here may be filled or booked all year round, but you will not be able to feel a lack of accommodation here, and that is for sure. But all of those 5-star hotels are not for everyone. People also search for budget-friendly places, and especially college students search for guest houses.

Green Hotels

Green hotels mean a relaxed ambience surrounded by greenery. Here are some hotels where you can find your peace of mind:

  • ITC Mughal
  • Taj hotel and convention centre
  • Taj View

Hostels and Guest Houses

Here are some of the finest and affordable hostels and Guesthouses.

* Freedom Hostel Agra

  • Max Guest House
  • Osakataj
  • Hotel Taj Niwas
  • Max Guest House


If you decide to stay in Agra for a while and hotel fare seems a little much, you can choose apartments. Most of the flats in tourist places remain vacant, which is why you will not only be able to find a suitable apartment for you but also at an affordable price. Just choose the proper size according to your budget and check-in!


Couchsurfing is a concept to offer tourist beds or couches for free. There is an online community named If you want to share homes with Agra citizens and live in a new way, join their community and find CouchSurfing mates in Agra.


Camping is not much very popular in Agra, but there are certain tour agencies who can add camping to their outdoor activity packages if you want. But there no much scopes of camping in Agra.

How to Get There

Delhi is India's capital territory and not far away from Agra. The distance between Delhi and Agra is 206 km. So you can reach Agra from almost every point in the world.


Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport has served the city of Agra for many years now. The airport was situated during World War II. Now it is one of the busiest airports of UP. Other than that, you can also reach Agra via Delhi if you land at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.


The city of Agra is connected very well by state and roadways buses to multiple towns like Gwalior, Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur, and Lucknow. There are two main bus terminals in Agra- Idgah Bus Stand and ISBT. Buses here are always available to reach you to all the major destinations.

A local city bus in Agra


The train is the easiest way to reach Agra as the station is located in the middle of some central train lines, such as Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai, which is why you can reach Agra by train from almost anywhere.

Agra Cantonment railway station, Agra


You can reach Agra fromDelhi by Hitchhiking after covering 231km. You can easily travel between cities with Hitchhiking, but covering more distance from that can be harmful. Hitchhiking is more or less unless the guy is trustworthy.


If you keep the bus, train, and aeroplane aside, you can also use taxis or cars, rickshaws, and tongas to reach Agra. But rickshaws and tongas are not for covering long distances.

Moving Around

Agra is considerable e r that city, and there is a lot to explore here, which is why you have to take a means of transport after a certain point.


When you are visiting some of the famous markets or bazaars in Agra or witnessing monuments that are not very far from each other, then walking is the best way to move around.


Cycling in Agra is a great outdoor activity, and also the best means of transport to move around. Cycling is the best way to experience the colourful lens and discover the beauty of the city at every turn. From visiting local bazaars to historical monuments, you can reach everywhere with this vehicle.

Electronic Vehicles

Agra is improving every day, which is why you will also find some electronic vehicles moving around on the roads of Agra.

Public Bus

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation or UPSRTC operates the public bus system of every city under the Uttar Pradesh region. Within Agra, the most popular means of transport are available buses. Be it intracity travel or intercity travel; you can reach almost everywhere show the buses. Apart from that, taxis change rickshaws, and tongas are always available on the roads of Agra.

Tram, Train and Subway

The city metro is a 29.40 km urban Mass Rapid Transit System or MRTS. Agra metro travels through two lines between 20 stations.

Sustainable Shopping

Here are a few places for sustainable shopping in Agra:

  • Saket Mall
  • Sanjay Place
  • TDI Mall
  • Church Road Mall
  • Rajan Mall

Food Markets

The most popular food Markets in Agra are situated in these streets:

  • Hari Parwat Crossing
  • Gopal Bazar
  • Sadar Bazar
  • Pararp Pura

Flea Markets

The flea markets of Agra are very colourful and always busy. The most famous flea markets of Agra are:

* Sadar Bazar
* Subhash Bazar
*  Raja Ki Mandi
* Shah Market
* Shahganj Bazar

Second Hand Stores

  • Flea Markets
  • Tajganj Markets


Just like its marble work, Agra is also famous for its colourful and handmade clothes. Here are some places where you can buy beautiful handlooms and eco-fashion accessories:

  • Evergreen fashion boutique
  • Eco-friendly murti
  • Dressberry
  • Planet Fashion


Agra is an underdeveloped city. Every day new initiatives are taken to make Agra a more beautiful place. The recycling initiative is the most important one of Agra.


With the initiative, 60 percent of our discarded waste can be composted, and 25% can be sent again for further recycling. The system is not perfect yet, but it is improving very fastly.

Work and Study Abroad

Agra is one of the leading businesses for distance education. Several students come here every year. The education system of the city may not be a robust one, but there are a lot of scopes that will reach incredible heights within a few years.

Exchange Student

There are many institutes in Agra initiating student exchange programs. In this program, a particular school needs to collaborate with another foreign country school. Generally, you have to live with a host family of the students of that institution. In short, being an exchange student in Agra can be a great experience.

Au Pair

The concept of the Au pair is not very popular in Agra. But if you consult with local people, they can guide you. After getting in touch with a family interested in this factor, you may have to live with the host family, mostly as a part of the job.


You will find various scopes of volunteering in Agra. The volunteering offered here provides you with the opportunities to get involved in developmental work for welfare. Until today the Agra NGOs played a significant role in the people's crisis. Some of these NGOs are:

  • Jitendra Tripathi Foundation
  • Ek Pahel NGO
  • Krishi Vikash Pariyojna
  • Triveni Foundation

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