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Agra Cantt

Agra Cantonment Railway Station (AGC)
आगरा छावनी रेलवे स्टेशन

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.

Best Places to Visit Near Agra Cantt Railway Station

  1. Taj Mahal : 9.5 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  2. Agra Fort : 5 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  3. Itmad-ud-Daula : 4.6 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  4. Jama Masjid : 4.6 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  5. Akbar's tomb, Sikandra : 9.7 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  6. Fatehpur Sikri : 37 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station

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/-

Monuments For Indian Tourist
(in Rs.)
For Foreign Tourist
(in Rs.)
Taj Mahal 40 1000
Agra Fort 40 550
Fatehpur Sikri 40 510
Akbar's Tomb Sikandra 20 210
Mariyam Tomb, Sikandra 15 200
Ram Bagh 15 200
Itmad-ud-Daula 20 210
Mehtab Bag 15 200

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.


Platforms 6
WiFi Yes
Parking Yes
Public Transport Yes, 24 hrs.
Retiring/ Dormitory Rooms Click here, (How to book)
Cloak Room Yes
Restaurants Yes

Train Connectivity

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.

Bus Connectivity

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.


Prepaid Taxi and autorickshaws are available to anywhere from both sides of Agra Cantt Railway Station.

Delhi Airport to Agra by Taxi : If you plan to travel to Agra by taxi from Delhi International Airport (DEL), make sure you hire a taxi that can take you to other cities (the white ones). The prepaid taxi kiosk for local taxi services are known to arrange (privately outside the auspices of the prepaid taxi system) a local taxi (green and yellow ones) to take you to Agra.

Hotels Near Agra Cantt Railway Station

  • Hotel Clarks Shiraz : 4.5 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  • Four Points by Sheraton : 7 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  • The Taj Vilas : 7.3 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  • Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate : 7.9 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station
  • Ramada Plaza : 11 kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station

Suggested Itinerary from Delhi to Agra

Travel from Delhi to Agra 195 Kms (121 miles) 2 hrs 30 min to 3 hours Journey.

Places to Visit : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula, Akbar's tomb Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri.

Day1 Best Trains from Delhi to Agra
Departure Trains Dep Arr Travel 3AC Fare CC Fare SL Fare
12002 Bhopal Shatabdi 06:00 07:57 01.57 XX ₹ 515 XX
22416 A P Exp 06:25 09:10 02.45 ₹ 540 XX XX
12280 Taj Exp 07:00 09:40 02:40 XX ₹ 370 XX
12050 Gatimaan Exp 08:10 09:50 01.40 XX ₹ 755 XX
Tatkal booking for 3AC/CC opens at 10AM and for SL opens at 11AM
  Stay in hotel The Taj Ganj Area
  • Saniya Palace Hotel
  • Hotel Kamal
  • Hotel Sidhartha
  • Taj Plaza
  • Oberoi Amarvilas
  • The Retreat
Day1 After Breakfast Start your Sight Seeing
  Sight Seeing
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Itmad-ud-Daula

Taj Mahal

World's Most Iconic Tribute to Love Visit the crown jewel of India.

  • Timing : Sunrise to Sunset
  • Open : Sat to Thu, Friday Closed
  • Ticket Price : ₹ 40/- for Indian, ₹ 1000/- for Foreigners

Agra Fort

'Agra Fort' is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi.

  • Timing : Sunrise to Sunset
  • Ticket Price : ₹ 40/- for Indian, ₹ 550/- for Foreigners

Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb

Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg.

  • Timing : Sunrise to Sunset
  • Ticket Price : ₹ 20/- for Indian, ₹ 210/- for Foreigners

Local Transport : Just outside Agra Cantt station is the prepaid autorickshaw booth, which gives you a good guide for haggling elsewhere. Usually, trips shorter than 3km should not cost more than ₹50. Always agree on the fare before entering the rickshaw.

Full day Tour by UP Tourism : Place coverd Taj, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri

  • Departure 10:30am, Arrival 06:30pm.
  • Fare for Indian : Adult ₹ 650/- & Child ₹ 450/- Per Pax.
  • Fare for Foreigners : Adult ₹ 3000/- & Child ₹ 450/- Per Pax
  • UP Tourism Contact no : 0562-2226431
  • UP Tourism Contact e-Mail :

Ola cabs Transportaion : For Fare details click here

Shopping : Agra is well known for its marble items inlaid with coloured stones, similar to the pietra dura work on the Taj. Sadar Bazaar, the old town and the area around the Taj are full of emporiums.

  • Sadar Bazaar near Agra Cantt
  • Subhash Emporiums for Art & Crafts
  • Subhash Bazaar
  • Kinari Bazaar near Jama Masjid

In the evening enjoy shopping & Back to hotel.

Day2 After Breakfast Start your Sight Seeing for Akbar's Tomb Sikandra & Fatehpur Sikhri.

Sight Seeing

  • Akbar's Tomb Sikandra
  • Fatehpur Sikri.

Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra

It houses the mortal remains of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who, during his lifetime itself had completed the tomb and laid out a beautiful garden.

  • Timing : Sunrise to Sunset
  • Ticket Price : ₹ 20/- for Indian, ₹ 210/- for Foreigners
Fatehpur Sikri

This magnificent fortified ancient city, 40km west of Agra, was the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585.

  • Timing : Sunrise to Sunset
  • Ticket Price : ₹ 40/- for Indian, ₹ 510/- for Foreigners
  • Free entry: Children below 15 years

Places to See in Fatehpur Sikri

  • Buland Darwaza
  • Jama Masjid
  • Tomb of Salim Chishti
  • Ibadat Khana
  • Mariam-uz-Zamani's Palace
  • Naubat Khana
  • Panch Mahal
  • Birbal's House
  • Hiran Minar

Food & Cuisine : Agra ka PETHA is a Famous & Sweet dish and is available in many flavours like plain (white), Kesar(saffron) with nuts in colorful shades of pineapple, strawberry, mango and different shape.

Full day enjoyment & transfer to Railway Station for your home destination.

Return Trains Dep Arr Travel 3AC Fare CC Fare SL Fare
12049 Gatimaan Exp 17:50 19:30 01.40 XX ₹ 755 XX
12279 Taj Exp 18:55 22:05 03.10 XX ₹ 370 XX
12001 NDLS Shatabdi 21:15 23:30 02.15 XX ₹ 555 XX
Tatkal booking for 3AC/CC opens at 10AM and for SL opens at 11AM
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