Travel Budget for Agra

Uttar Pradesh, India

How much does it cost to travel to Agra?

How much money will you need for your trip to Agra? You should plan to spend around ₨1,994 ($27) per day on your vacation in Agra, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₨728 ($9.72) on meals for one day and ₨488 ($6.51) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Agra for a couple is ₨1,258 ($17). So, a trip to Agra for two people for one week costs on average ₨27,911 ($372). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Agra for one week usually costs around ₨13,955 for one person. So, a trip to Agra for two people costs around ₨27,911 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₨55,822 in Agra. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Agra can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Agra?

How much does a trip to Agra cost? Is Agra expensive? The average Agra trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Agra prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Agra can vary, the average cost of food in Agra is ₨728 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Agra should cost around ₨291 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Agra is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Agra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₨488 per person, per day, on local transportation in Agra.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Flights to Agra

How much does it cost to go to Agra? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

How much money do I need for Agra?

Typical travel prices in Agra are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Agra. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Agra can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • 1.5 Liter Water
  • Tuk Tuk Ride
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Entry to the Red Fort for Two
  • Internet Cafe
  • Taj Mahal for Two
Typical tour prices for Agra

How much do tours to Agra cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    11 days
    $ 600
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    12 days
    $ 2300
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    15 days
    $ 1025
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    10 days
    $ 1850
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Agra The view of the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort, Agra, India
In the north of India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh is the city of Agra. This land is home to great tales of emperors and majestic temples. It is the home to a magnificent past and the greatest symbol of love known to man, the Taj Mahal.

While this incredible structure is the main draw to this area, there is much more to see. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra can claim three different UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikiri.
There are guides waiting to offer you a tour at every site in Agra. Be cautious, they may not be official guides and are likely to overcharge you. It is probably best to avoid these guides and set up your own ahead of time. For an official guide in any language, go through the approved guides office in Agra.

It's likely that the ultimate reason for your visit is to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal. When Emperor Shah Jahan lost his favorite wife he wanted to create a monument to her - a monument displaying his love for her. Built of white marble between 1631 and 1648, today it is one of the most well preserved and beautiful tombs in the world. Photos do not do this celebration of woman enough justice. You must see it with your own eyes.

When you do visit, note that the grounds are open from 6:00 am to sunset except on Fridays and during the Ramadan months. Be sure to get there early to beat the crowds - crowds that are larger on the weekends. No matter the time of day, however, prepare yourself to be surrounded by people. Try to carry some sort of light with you as the inside is rather dark, but beautifully decorated with gems. You won't want to miss that. Night viewing sessions are available when the moon is full. Also, remember to bring your bug spray.

Once you have properly seen the natural wonder of the Taj Mahal, make your way to the Agra Fort. Constructed by Emperor Akbar between 1565 to 1571, this fort stood to protect the city and assert the Emperor's power. Later Emperor Shah Jahan added to it, which is ironic as he was later imprisoned there - with a fantastic view of his Taj Mahal.

For a bit more of the natural beauty of Agra, visit the botanical gardens of Mehtab Bagh. You can walk along the gorgeous, native plants and still get a great view of the Taj Mahal. Head to the beaches for the best and most unique view - including a view with the reflecting river.

For another unique mausoleum, go and see the Sikandra. This is the Tomb of Akbar, and it has his touch all over it. At the center of a large garden four red sandstone gates lead to the tomb. One gate is muslim, one is Hindu, one is Christian and one is Akbar's own mixture of faiths.

Not far away is Fatehpur Sikri, the "City of Victory," known as a historic capital of the Mughal Empire. It is worth visiting if you're in the area.

Other than the main sights of the Taj Mahal and the Agra fort, many visitors choose to see the town on a rickshaw tour. This can give you a close up glimpse of Indian culture outside of some of the much larger cities.

Food tours are also available.

The Taj Mahotsav festival is held every year in February or March, and celebrates local arts, crafts, culture, music, food, and more.
Food and Dining
This area is always so full of tourists, there are a variety of food options to choose from. To dine on the local cuisine, be sure to try the chaat. But keep in mind, this is a land of sweets. Get your hands on the very sweet candy known as petha - they make great souvenirs. Also, it wouldn't be India without a bit of spice. The Dal Moth is a spicy lentil mix that you have to try while in Agra.

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There are no cars allowed at the Taj Mahal, but there are plenty of options for transportation there. The Tongas seem to be the best choice. They are electric buses that many tourists use to get to the Taj Mahal.

Rickshaws are also available everywhere, but be sure to haggle. They will definitely try to overcharge you, but you can talk them into a fair price. If you decide to get a taxi, be aware that they will try to stop at stores along your route. These stores pay them a commission for bringing in customers. They are usually overpriced and not worth your stop. Your drivers will likely push this on you so be sure to continue to tell them a firm, "No, thank you."


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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