Agra cantonment railway station is the main railway station in the Indian city of Agra. Agra cantonment railway station code is AGC. It is located near the Sadar Bazaar towards the southwest of the city. It lies on the main Delhi-Chennai and one of the Delhi-Mumbai lines. Agra, the 16-17th century capital of the Mughals, is home to monuments such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal attracts 2-4 million tourists annually. About 200,000 foreign tourists visit it.
Agra Cantt railway station phone number or enquiry number : 131, 133, 134, 0562 - 2421039
Agra Cantt railway station address : siroli road, Dhanoli, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
Agra Cantt Railway Station to Taj Mahal
After reaching the Agra Cantonment Railway Station, you need some sort of local transport to reach Taj Mahal. You can easily get taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw in the city that will take you to your destination. Prepaid taxis are also available. Distance between Agra Cantonment Railway Station and Taj Mahal is 9.5 kms.
Agra Cantt railway station to Agra Fort by road distance is 4.6 kms. The fort and the Taj, 2km apart, both overlook the river on different parts of the bend. If you want to visit agra fort, first of all You can easily get taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw in the city that will take you to your destination. Prepaid taxis are also available.
If you want to visit the various places near the agra city. There are various places to visit near agra city like as; Sikandra Fort, Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, Akbar's tomb, Jama Mosque, Fatehpur Sikri etc. So you You can easily get taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw in the city that will take you to your destination. Prepaid taxis are also available.
Best time to visit Agra Taj Mahal
The best time to visit Agra is in the winter months between November and March when the weather is ideal to go sightseeing.
Taj Mahal Opening Time and Entry Fee for Various Monuments in Agra
Taj Mahal is open from sunrise to sunset (8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) during normal operating days.
The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday to anyone not attending prayers at the mosque.
Entry fee of Taj Mahal for Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries is Rs. 530/-
||For Indian Tourist
|For Foreign Tourist
|Akbar's Tomb Sikandra
|Mariyam Tomb, Sikandra
Taj Mahal Ticket Counter and Entry Gates
You can enter at Taj through the west, south and east gates. Tour groups are enter through the east and west gates. Independent travellers are enter through the south gate, which is nearest to Taj Ganj, the main area for budget accommodation, and generally has shorter queues than the west gate. The east gate has the shortest queues of the lot, but this is because the ticket office is inconveniently located a 1km walk away at Shilpgram, a dire, government-run tourist centre. There are separate queues for men and women at all three gates. Once you get your ticket, you can skip ahead of the lines of Indians waiting to get in – one perk of your pricey entry fee.
Facilities available at entry gate of Taj Mahal
Cameras and videos (Rs. 25) are permitted but you can't take photographs inside the Taj itself, and the areas in which you can take videos are quite limited. Tripods are banned. Bags much bigger than a money pouch are not allowed inside; free bag storage is available at the west gate. Any food or tobacco will be confiscated when you go through security.
You can also pick up an Audio Guide (120 rps).
If you keep your ticket you get small entry-fee discounts when visiting Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's Tomb or the Itimad-ud-Daulah on the same day.
Agra to Delhi by train : Agra is on the main train line on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai routes. There are close to 20 trains to Delhi every day, and at least three or four to both Mumbai and Chennai. There are various stations in Agra city; Agra Cantt, Agra Fort station, Raja Ki Mandi, Agra City, Idgah Railway Station.
Delhi to Agra by train : Trains from Delhi to Agra can be boarded from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (NZM). The best train is Gatimaan Express (12050). The train departs from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station at 8:10 AM and arrives at Agra at 09:50 AM.
Nearest Bus stand of Agra Cantt Railway Station is Idgah Bus Stand. Distance from Agra Cantt Railway Station to Idgah Bus Stand is 1.2 kms. Idgah Bus Stand is the primary bus stand for travelling towards Rajasthan/Madhya Pradesh, in the heart of the city, 8 km from the Taj. The well run Rajasthan Government (RSRTC) bus to Jaipur (roughly one bus per hour) departs from Hotel Sakura near Idgah bus stand.
Another bus stand in Agra city is ISBT at Transport Nagar, 12 km from the Taj, is an inter state bus terminal. Most intercity buses pass through the Taj, except for buses originating from Idgah Bus Stand going to Rajasthan.
Delhi to Agra by Bus : The road distance between delhi to agra is approximately 238.8 km via Yamuna Expressway. Most of the buses pass through various boarding terminals in the route, a few of the many popular points are in Delhi; Sarai Kale Khan, Sarita Vihar Metro Station, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Shop No-3 & 4A, Gurukul shantidham ashram and Anand vihar metro pilar-214.
Agra to Delhi by Bus : The road distance between agra to delhi is approximately 238.8 km via Yamuna Expressway. Most of the buses pass through various boarding terminals in the route, a few of the many popular points are in Agra; Idgah bus stand and ISBT bus stand.