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Cheap Flights to Agra

Popular in February High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price £763 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from £514 From London to Āgra
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Agra related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Agra along with the rest of India. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: India has suspended all flights into the country until at least May 31, 2020. Certain categories of Indian nationals and residents may enter the country on repatriation flights arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation. Other exceptions exist for air cargo flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners, etc. All travelers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in India.. If you are looking to book a trip to Agra and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Agra?

Sunday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Agra. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Agra?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Agra. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

If the Taj Mahal is on the top of your list of places to visit then you’ll definitely be booking a flight to Agra. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, this medieval city is today one of the most visited destinations in India – if not the world. With a history dating back to the 16th century, Agra’s story is a fascinating one. The third Mughal emperor, Akbar, came to power when he was only 13. He made many great contributions during his reign including banning the slaughter of cows, making Agra the capital in 1566 and commissioning some of the most extraordinary buildings in India.

 

While most travellers would rather drive from Delhi than take a flight to Agra, it’s worth spending a couple of days exploring its other fascinating sites. The Itmad-Ud-Daulah tomb – otherwise known as “The Baby Taj” – sits on the banks of the river Yamuna directly across the Taj Mahal. Built in 1628 as a tomb for Mirza Ghiyath Beg the monument adorns some of the best examples of Persian motifs and pietra duras. The Unesco site – Agra Fort – is another sight not to be missed while in Agra. The walled red fortress is home to some exquisite attractions including Jahangiri Palace, Khas Mahal and Anguri Bagh garden.

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Agra climate

Agra’s climate is tropical. April to June is very hot with temperatures more than 43 degrees (Celsius) and high pollution levels. The monsoon season can start in late June, reaching its peak in mid-July and continuing through September. Winters are chilly with temperatures ranging from the low single digits to 30s.The city’s annual rainfall is approximately 66cm (26 inches), and most of it falls during July and September.

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When is the best time to fly to Agra?

Peak Season:

The best time to book a flight to Agra is in winter, between November and March.

Off Season:

The summer months – April to July – are very hot, with temperatures often exceeding 35 degrees and hitting as much as 40 degrees. The monsoon rains fall between June and August, although it’s usually just the afternoons that are affected.

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Getting around Agra

Hire a car and driver for your day in Agra and travel worry free. There are also many private tours in the area. The U.P. State Tourism Development Corporation offers tours at all the major sites. If you’d rather venture out on your own, don’t rent your own car. Driving in any Indian city is not recommended. Instead, travel by taxi or rickshaw – auto or bicycle. Make sure your haggling skills are sharpened before you board though. With the high number of tourists in Agra, drivers often quote ridiculously high prices. Don’t be afraid to haggle. Also, watch out for unplanned stops along your route. Drivers sometimes get a commission for bringing their passengers to local shops. 

Rent a bike and try pedalling your way around Agra. There are rental shops all over and powering your own way around the city can be helpful since motorised vehicles are not allowed in the Taj Sanctuary.

 

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