The Gateway Hotel
Fatehabad Road Agra
There is only one place in the world in which to see the Taj Mahal and that is Agra. The monument's splendour is simply undeniable and creates an air of romance throughout the city. The decadent and sophisticated culture of the Nawab still permeates Agra and gives the city a unique Mughal character that some say make it more Indian than New Delhi. In addition to the wondrous Taj Mahal, Agra is dotted with unique attractions like the massive Agra fort, the city's labyrinth of bazaars and nearby Fatehpur Sikri.
- Average temperature (Celsius):
- (Mar-Jul): 41.5°c
- (Jul-Sep): 31°c
- (Oct-Feb): 9.5°c
- Area: 82 sq. kms
- Population: 1.50 mn
- Altitude: 169 Meters above sea level
- Language: Hindi, Urdu, English
- Average Rainfall: 24"
There is nothing you cannot buy in Agra-from the famous Pashmina 'ring shawls' to lovingly restored antique furniture and original Indian art. The marble inlay work is a must-buy souvenir. The city is also known for its sweets, especially petha, which is made out of white pumpkin. High-quality leather goods are also available at the leather factory.