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Tips for Newcomers on Keeping Safe in Agra

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Millions of people from all over the world have always wanted to visit Agra, which is home to the TajMahal. Agra, like any other city, has its own culture and way of life that may seem foreign and exciting to visitors. There’s a lot to take in on a vacation to this city of love, from the blistering heat to the roadside cuisine specialties with one day Agra tour. Continue reading to learn about basic safety precautions.

The best time to visit Agra is in the autumn and winter (October–March), when the scorching heat has subsided and the weather is pleasant for touring. It is also an excellent time for travellers to enjoy a glimpse of the Taj Mahal from one of Agra’s many luxurious hotels.

If you enjoy rain, August to October is a perfect time to visit because it is monsoon season — get a cup of hot tea (chai) at one of the local bazaars and soak in the splendour of the rain-washed city. The beginning of summer, which begins in April, is a period when you’ll see more residents and less tourists, but if you’re ready to brave the heat, one huge benefit is that you’ll save money.

Food and water In Agra, the mere suggestion of food is enough to make one’s mouth water. Many specialties, particularly wayside food, are available throughout the city, and you may easily find something sizzling or frying in every corner and crevice. For someone unfamiliar with Agra, however, street cuisine may be excessively spicy or unpleasant on the stomach.

Alcohol is readily available in all regions of Agra, however fake alcohol is readily available to people who are unaware, particularly foreigners and visitors. Several bootleggers may approach you as you travel down the city’s major Fatehabad Road, usually late at night, and offer authentic-looking branded alcohol at highly tempting pricing. As a result, it is always safer to buy alcohol online.

Local vendors will recognise you as soon as you exit your car to visit one of the city’s most popular attractions. These hawkers are paid to get you to visit their surrounding establishments, and they can be extremely aggressive in doing so. The majority of their stores sell marble and stonework showpieces, albeit at a higher cost than those sold at other wholesale markets.

Thieves are uncommon, but it’s still a good idea to be cautious, especially if you’re new to the city. If you must stroll alone at night (especially if you are a woman), attempt to do so in well-lit public locations. Additionally, avoid wearing expensive jewellery or carrying big sums of cash because it attracts unwanted attention unnecessarily.