Agra Diaries: Commute with Public

Are you the one who peeps out from the up rolled mirrors of fancy cars and hope for feeling the real charm of any destination…. You may be restraining yourself due to some presumptions about making things secure.. Safe... Organized. … and moreover why to hire an expensive private vehicle when you have a cheap opportunity to witness a city from the window seat of a public transportation…. Kill the apprehension within you and hop into the public busses, autos in the city of Taj.. Agra…. Stop watching the crowd… Be the part of the crowd….

Here I will be helping you with the schedule of public busses, their fare and other particulars.
Recently Agra Municipal Corporation has started some 100 Non-AC busses and 20 AC busses on various routes within Agra City. There busses cover almost all the important destinations of the city. All of these busses are from Tata-Marco Polo.
Non-AC bus in Agra : Public bus
                               Non-AC Marcopolo Public bus in Agra
Route 1:

Kamala NagarBhagwan Talkies – Sanjay Place - Raja ki Mandi - Sadar Market- Agra Kent Railway Station.
Bus Service Agra Route from Kamla Nagra
               Route 1 : From Kamla Nagar to Agra Cant Railway Station
It covers all the bus stops at MG Road Agra and you can reach Taj Mahal and Red Fort very easily catching these buses.
- For Reaching Taj Mahal, Get down at Sadar Market or any other bus stop nearby.
- For Reaching Red Fort, Get down at Sai ki Takiya or any other bus stop nearby.
Feel free to get help from bus conductor or driver, they will certainly help you.
Timing: Bus starts from 6:30 AM in the morning till 7:30 PM in the evening. The frequency of buses is high on this route. Almost at every 5 minute.
Fare:
From Terminal to Terminal: 10 INR (Non-AC)
From Terminal to Terminal: 20 INR (AC)
Some busses also leave from Dayal Bagh and converge to this route at Bhagwan Talkies
Alternative bus route to Cant railway station Agra
                        Alternative Bus Route to Agra Cant Railway Station

AC Public Bus in Agra
                                        AC Public bus in Agra
Route 2 :
Bhagwan Talkies – KhandariSikandra- Mariam Tomb – Keetam Bird Sanctuary – Hindustan Engineering College.
Bus Service Agra Route from Farah to Agra
                                          Bus Route Agra to Farah
Through this route you can reach Sikandra (Akbar’s Tomb), Mariam Tomb, Keetam Bird Sanctuary, Tomb of Sadiq khan and Salabat Khan. It follows the main NH2 Highway connecting Mathura and New Delhi.
Fare:
From Terminal to Terminal: 20 INR (Non-AC).
There are no AC busses on this route.
Timing: The first bus starts at 6:30 A.M from Bhagwan Talkies and the last bus departs at 7:00 PM. Frequency of busses is high in the morning and evening.
Note:
- Bus Timings are subjected to change and vary in each season.

Agra City Bus covering all the offbeat Monuments: Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has started a new bus service which will cover Mehtabh Bagh, Itmad-ud-Daulah, Chini ka Rauza and Ram Bagh. All of these monuments are generally avoided by tourists due to their inaccessibility from much popular Taj Mahal. The new bus will start at 11:00 AM from the Western Gate of Taj Mahal and will drop all the tourists at Agra Cant railway station in the evening. This service will include a Guide who will explain archeological importance of these monuments. More information about these monuments will be displayed through LCD screen.
Bus fare for Indian Tourists: 150 INR
Bus fare for Foreigners: 200 INR
Bus fare for the children from 5 to 12 years: 100 INR

 

 

 

Agra's hot properties
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* Agra Fort
* Akbar's Tomb Sikandara
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Offbeat monuments of Agra
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* Hessing's Tomb
* Chini Ka Rauza
* Ram Bagh
* Tomb of Sadiq Khan
* Tomb of Mariam Zamani
* Tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah
* Mehtab Bagh
* Lost Monuments
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Taj Mahal in Moon light

Food Joints in Agra

Commutation in Agra

Important Tourist Map of AgraTrain's Timetable at Agra's railwaystations

 How far is the bus stand

 How far is the bus stand from Agra Cantt. Railway Station from where I will get bus to ION DIGITAL ZONE IDZ 2 SIKANDRA GSS INFOSYSTEM

R.K.G. M. INST.OF TECH.& MGNT CAMPUS C-123 UPSIDC ROAD INDUSTRIAL STATE???

I have exam on this place.

Please guide me.

How can i reach there by using public transport??

What is the approximate time to reach there???

Hello vishnu, I will be

Hello vishnu,

I will be visiting DEI agra for some work and how could I get back to AGC to catch my train to NDLS.  Pls suggest the best way to reach AGC by bus / Auto etc.

Thanks,

Regards,

A K Nag

New Delhi

Hello vishnu, I will be

Hello vishnu,

I will be visiting DEI agra for some work and how could I get back to AGC to catch my train to NDLS.  Pls suggest the best way to reach AGC by bus / Auto etc.

Thanks,

Regards,

A K Nag

New Delhi

Hi Vishnu,      Your blog is

Hi Vishnu,

     Your blog is very informative. Please give me your expert advice on my questions

1. Is there any booking for the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department Agra City Bus covering all the offbeat Monuments:  Mehtabh Bagh, Itmad-ud-Daulah, Chini ka Rauza and Ram Bagh.

2. if i leave the bus at Ram Bagh, will i get time to visit the 3 monuments Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal, Tomb of Akbar the Great and   Mariam Tomb, Sikandra on the same day

3. how can i travel from Ram Bagh to Sikandra


1. Is there any booking for

1. Is there any booking for the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department Agra City Bus covering all the offbeat Monuments:  Mehtabh Bagh, Itmad-ud-Daulah, Chini ka Rauza and Ram Bagh.

No.. there is no such bus running. you will have to visit these places using your own tranport or public transport.

2. if i leave the bus at Ram Bagh, will i get time to visit the 3 monuments Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal, Tomb of Akbar the Great and   Mariam Tomb, Sikandra on the same day

Yes, it is possible. these 3 places are very close to each other.

3. how can i travel from Ram Bagh to Sikandra

Get shared auto to Bhagwan Talkies and then another auto to Guru ka taal and then one to Sikandra and then walk to Mariam tomb.

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I am reaching with Satabdi at

I am reaching with Satabdi at 9am morning. I wish to visit Taj Mahahal, Fatehpur sikri and Agra Fort. And, return same day by 5pm to railway statationto be back in Delhi. Is it possible? Can I get bus tat regularly goes to Fatehpur Sikri and back to Agra.

Will be very hectic. you need

Will be very hectic. you need to hire a private taxi to visit all these places in one day. Fatehpur sikri is not that near.

We are about to reach Agra

We are about to reach Agra till evening 5pm and wish to go next day evening to Lucknow.

Dear Vishnu, please suggest me a budget program with time mangment. 

ALSO I request to know about budget hotel their fair & way n convenience to go to LKO.

Sir I feel grateful if u help shortly.

Thanks a lot

Sorry i could not understand

Sorry i could not understand this message completely. There are trains and buses from Agra to Lucknow.

Hi,   I'm going to visit agra

Hi,

 

I'm going to visit agra by 3rd of Dec for one day trip and returned back in the night vis train. So please give me some suggestion for this short trip. I will be reached agra by 8:30am and retured back by 11:30pm. So I have almost 15hours to see Taj Mahal and nearby places. This is the first time I'm visting agra, so tell me about the public transport and nearby places to cover in this trip like agra fort, fatehpur sikri or any other.

Thanks

I would suggest you to start

I would suggest you to start your day visiting Taj Mahal and then head to Agra fort, have lunch and then go to Sikandra and in the end go to Mehtab bagh side. this will pretty much cover your whole day. please keep in mind that all monuments get closed by 5 PM so in the evening you can just stroll in sadar market and eat some delicious food.

Hi, Can you please suggest

Hi,

Can you please suggest budget hotels giving view of taj mahal from room and also tell me an approximate amount charged for hiring a private car for visting Fatehpur Sikri in the morning and Chini ka Rauza, Mehtab Bagh etc in the afternoon.

Thanks

Aditi

I think for a day charges are

I think for a day charges are 2000 for usual sight seeing. As for budget hotels, you can find many options in Taj Gunj area and at Fatehabad road.

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Hello Sir,   I would really

Hello Sir,

 

I would really appreciate if you could suggest me some public transportation to move around. I need to commute between Guru ka taal Gurudwara and Agra Fort Railway station. So, wondering if there is any city bus I could take to reach. I will reserve my ticket from Kanpur to Agra Fort Railway station. Should I stick to it or switch to Agra City Railway station for better access to public transporation.

Many thanks!!

Stick to Agra fort station.

Stick to Agra fort station. you can get a bus to ISBT Agra from there and then a shared auto to Guru ka Taal Gurudwara.

Sir I want to go from Taj

Sir I want to go from Taj Mahal to ISBT Transport Nagar. What will be the shortest path and how to reach there. Is any bus service available???

From Taj Mahal, you need to

From Taj Mahal, you need to come to MG road and then take city bus to ISBT.

Dear Sir, I am reaching Agra

Dear Sir,

I am reaching Agra cant railway station from New Delhi on April 10 at 4:00 pm.I am planning to book in Hotel Tajkhema (UP Tourism hotel). I have the following queries:

1) If I take an auto how much will be approx. charges to Hotel Taj Khema ? Are autos allowed near Hotel Taj Khema ?

2) Is there a public transport to reach Hotel Taj Khema from Agra Cant ?

3) Will I be able to visit Taj Mahal the same evening - till what time will Taj Mahal be open ?

4) On April 11, I am leaving by 3:55 pm train - so suggest a possible itinerary  to cover:

- Taj Mahal

- Agra Fort

- Fatehpur Sikri

 

Thanks

Venkat

 

You can hire an Auto from

You can hire an Auto from Agra Cant to Taj Khema hotel. Autos are allowed in this area

I don't think you will be able to visit the same evening it opens till 5 PM. you have less than 24 hours. it will be very hectic to visit all the monuments in one day. hire a private car for the whole day.

Namasté from South America,

Namasté from South America, Vishnu:

I will visit your city next November (4 full days, Friday to Monday night); I do not like to run. I like traveller in local buses, not tourist buses.

1. Full day in Fatehpur Sikri. And sunset in Mehtab Bahg.

2. Full day Taj Mahal, Fort and environs in the city. Bazaar

3. Agra - Mathura (maybe train early) and Mathura- Sikandra (schedules buses? please). Where stop the bus in Agra? Just Bhagwan Talkies? So far? Fares?

If I see Mathura in the morning and Sikandra in the evening, not is very fast?

4. Jama Masjid, Itimad-ud-Daulah...

Not in that order, necessarily. Smile

Thanks you very much for your suggestions.

Hi Lejana, Glad to know about

Hi Lejana,

Glad to know about your trip to Agra. Well, first 2 days are well planned. for the 3rd day, you can take early morning train to Mathura and then take the bus back from Mathura to Agra. Buses from Mathura to Agra stops at Sikandra. you can visit Sikandra and then head to Agra.  Mathura in morning and Sikandra in the evening is very much possible.

Rest seems very much well organized.

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Great! Thanks you very much

Great!

Thanks you very much for your reply.

To next.

 

Regards from Buenos Aires.

You are very welcome.. have a

You are very welcome.. have a lovely trip to India.

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Great! Thanks very much for

Great!

Thanks very much for your reply, Vishnu.

To next.

Regards

  Dear Vishnu,   It would be

 

Dear Vishnu,

 

It would be my first trip to Agra along with my wife. I shall be reaching Agra Cantt Station on Sat, 13 Jan, 11:30 Hrs, and shall be leaving from Agra Cantt station on Mon, 15 Feb, 14:00 Hrs.

I just have read it on one post that UP Tourism bus does not ply on Sunday's , it has made me a little worried now. as i do not know how to plan agra trip other than Taj visit.

I request you to please guide me on this at the earliest.

Thanks a ton for all your support & good work! ..

Regards,

Pankaj.

 

Hi Pankaj, UP Tourism bus is

Hi Pankaj,

UP Tourism bus is convienent but you can tour without that bus as well. Soon after arriving to Agra, you can head to Taj Mahal and see it on first day. On the second day, head to Fatehpur sikri (using public transport) in the morning, come back by lunch and then visit Agra Fort and Sikandra. On the last day, you can visit other monuments like Rambagh etc before catching the train.

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Hi Vishnu, Need your expert

Hi Vishnu,

Need your expert suggestion on Agra visit. I am visiting first time to Agra with my family I will reach Agra on 3rd Jan 2016 (Sunday) and will be there till 04th Jan 2016 midnight (Catch the train from Agra cantonment @ 11;40 pm). SO please suggest how to cover all spots in that time. Also recommend budget family hotel also.

 

Your early reply is highy appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

 

Hi Vishnu,   Thanks for the

Hi Vishnu,

 

Thanks for the reply.

Can you suggest which spots i cover during 1st and 2nd day. Also do you recommend any other spots? I am planning to stay hotels near by Tajmahal, is this Ok??

4th Jan:

5th Jan:

Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Itmad ud dula
Mehtab Garden
Local Market
Sikandra - Akbar Tomb

 

Thanks.

 

 

Sorry for the late reponse. I

Sorry for the late reponse. I would suggest you to visit Fatehpur Sikri first day morning and Mehtab bagh/Itmad Ud Dula second half of the day.

Second day you can visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Local market and Sikandra.

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In this duration, you can

In this duration, you can visit Taj Mahal, Agra fort, Sikandra monument and some other sites. It is limited time so you can travel beyond Agra.

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Hi Vishnu, Thanks for all

Hi Vishnu,

Thanks for all your valuable insights about Agra Smile

I am planning a 2 day trip in Feb, the itinerary is as below. Do let me know if this makes sense, and please feel free to suggest changes.

19th Feb, Friday - Early morning 7 am bus to Agra. Check-in to hotel around 12 noon. Post lunch, visit Sikandra, Agra fort, Mehtab Garden.

20th Feb, Saturday – Visit Taj in the morning? Fatehpur Sikri (Take bus from Idgah bus stand/private taxi?). Taj Mahal on return. Walk around Mall Road in the evening.

21st Feb, Sunday – Leave for Delhi in the morning.

Please help! Regards, Madhu

 

 

 

 

I would suggest to visit Taj

I would suggest to visit Taj mahal on Saturday morning and then head to Fatehpur Sikri. Rest seems perfect.

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Hi Would like to know about

Hi

Would like to know about the good hotel/dharamsala near Mai (near bateshwar). Need to visit on 10th Dec, 2015. Also let me know how to reach Mai (Near Bateswar) from Agra Cant- I mean mode of convenient transport.

 

Thanks in Advance

Bishnu

From Agra Cant, you can catch

From Agra Cant, you can catch any bus going towards Dholpur and tell the conductor to drop you at circle from where you can get shared Autos to Bateshwar. There are many Dharmshalas in the village.

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Hi, I will be visiting agra

Hi,

I will be visiting agra in november. I have booked a hotel which is near Idgah bus stand. I will be reaching agra cant railway station around 3 PM. I will leave for jaipur next day from agra fort railway station at 5:40 PM shatabdi express. Please suggest me the places and mode of transport in order to visit maximum places.

 

Thanks in advance

you only have a day in Agra.

you only have a day in Agra. i would suggest you to visit Taj Mahal on first day. On second day, you should first visit Sikandra and then Agra fort in the evening. you can catch the train after that.

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Thanks for your reply

Thanks for your reply Vishnu.

 

I want to visit Sikandra and Fatehpur sikhri in one day. I will catch train from Agra Fort railway station.

Can you tell me, is there any bus from Fatehpur Sikhri to Sikandra and Sikandra to Agra Fort railway station.

 

Regards

Rashid Siddique

If you want to visit Sikandra

If you want to visit Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri in one day then i will recommend you to hire a private taxi. For Sikandra, you need to get city bus to Bhagwan Talkies and then another bus/shared autos to Sikandra. From Sikandra, get a shared auto to Bhagwan Talkies and then bus to Agra Fort.

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Hi   We have an official work

Hi 

 We have an official work at baluni public school, agra for 4 days. We wish to take hotel near to taj mahal. Is there any local transport availabity from hotels near by taj mahal to baluni public school, agra and vise versa. Pls let me know 

 Waiting for ur reply

Regards

 

Sumanth

I do not know exact location

I do not know exact location of Baluni Public school but public transport is available everywhere in Agra. sometimes a lot of traffic and very slow though. but i think you can easily manage 4 days up and down from your hotel in Taj area.

Hi vishnu    We wish to know

Hi vishnu

   We wish to know abt transportation in agra. We booked a hotel very near to taj mahal. We had an official work at baluni public school, near dayal bhag area. Pls let me know vishnu, wheather there is availability of transport ie. Auto rikshaw, buses from taj mahal to baluni public school, dayal bhag. Nd back to hotel from baluni public school. Pls let me know vishnoo.

Thanks in advance

Regards

Sumanth.

Thank u vishnu for ur reply.

Thank u vishnu for ur reply. Baluni public school is some where in dayalbhag area i think so. 

Dayalbagh to Taj Mahal is far

Dayalbagh to Taj Mahal is far but you can travel via MG road easily. Auto riksaws are not allowed on MG road so you need to catch city buses.

Hi Vishnu, I was getting

Hi Vishnu,

I was getting confuse from so long in planning my Agra trip and after reading comments on this webpage I got some hope. 

Actually I am visiting Agra in second week of August 2015 for two days. I want to visit the places as below:

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

Fatehpur Sikri

Itmad ud dula

Mehtab Garden

Local Market

and Sikandra (if possible)

I will reach to Agra at 8:00 AM on 12th Aug. by Satabdi Exp from Delhi and next day I will leave to Jaipur by Satb. Exp around 5:30.

So, now I need your help in planning my trip in these two days. I will visit Agra with one of my cousin (Male) who is visiting India. So we both are new to this city and need to plan our trip very safe and convinent. 

I booked my hotels so don't have issue regardign that just need your help regarding transportation and which places to visit on day first and which on day second. Though we want to visit Taj Mahal on second day morning.

I want to have safe and convinent transportation but at the same time do not want to spend lavishly on it.

So, please kindly assist me in planning my trip.

Thank you in advance.

Ananya.

On First day, i would suggest

On First day, i would suggest you to directly go to Fatehpur sikri in the morning and return back in the later half of the day and then visit itmad ud dula and Mehtab bagh in the evening. Next day you can visit the remaining.

Dear Vishnu, Thank you for

Dear Vishnu,

Thank you for your reply it was very helpful.

I would like to ask you one more thing and it is about transportation. Could you suggest me the best way to visit these places? I want to travel safe and comfortable but at the same time don't want to spend lavishly. 

I read in some of comments of this blog that there are buses facilities from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. But is it fine to travel in bus? or I better think to hire a car for a day. What rent I can expect for a mini car (Indica, Swift etc) for two people. 

Looking forward to your reply

 

Agra to Fatehpur Sikri bus

Agra to Fatehpur Sikri bus services are very frequent. you can get these buses from Idgah bus stand. Yes, its fine to travel by bus. You can also hire a taxi but it might be little expensive. I do not think there is any problem travel by Bus.

Dear Vishnu, Very delighted

Dear Vishnu,

Very delighted by seeing above conversation. Once I have I visited Agra and sighted Fort & Taj Mahal.

Now once again I want to come to  Agra along with my wife and have sight see all the places by local

public transport. While watching google map I have observed that Mehtab Bagh (though it is just 4.5 Kms.

from Agra Fort)is very pretty sailent area and seems to very lonely. So will you please guide me how to

visit that place by safe mode?

Eager to see your reply.

 

 

there is no public transport

there is no public transport to Mehtab Bagh. its better to hire a private auto from Agra fort. Now there is a new bridge so it would not take much time to reach Mehtag Bagh. Yes, it is a very peaceful site.

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Hello Vishnu, Your blog and

Hello Vishnu,

Your blog and your effort are truly praiseworthy. I have booked a hotel near Taj  and asked the Manager about the cheapest mode of communication to the place.He said the only available option is Auto, which costs about Rs. 120/-. Since I am on a low-budget trip, this is a hefty amount for me. That is when I stumbled upon your blog. I sincerely thank and appreciate you for helping travellers by guiding them honestly. 

I invite you to Kolkata. In Kolkata, stay assured, I will happily be your guide.

Meanwhile, I have a couple of questions. 1) How far is the bus stand from Agra Cantt. Railway Station from where I will get bus to Kamlanagar? 2) In which direction and for how much time do I need to walk to get to the railway bus stand?

Thanks in advance. God bless you.

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