Agra FAQs

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Area geography

The former capital of Mughal India, Agra is located in Uttar Pradesh and sits on the banks of the River Yamuna. The city is located 363 kilometres from the state capital, Lucknow, and 200 kilometres from the national capital, Delhi.

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You will find Citibank, HDFC, UTI and State Bank of India ATMs around Agra. LKP Forex is a reliable place to exchange money and travelers cheques.

Cellular service for tourists

To avoid high roaming charges, tourists visiting from overseas can easily purchase a local pre-paid SIM card from any one of the mobile shops in Agra.

Wifi internet

Internet is available in most hotels in Agra. Apart from that, many restaurants also provide patrons with free WiFi access.

Drinking laws

25 years is the minimum age for consumption of alcohol in Agra.

Tipping

It is a standard practice to tip in India. Tipping (10% of the total bill amount) waiters at a restaurant and cab drivers during a sightseeing trip is common.

Safety

Agra is a safe city and the locals are hospitable and friendly. Though, it is advised to take care of your personal belongings and valuables and not venture out alone in secluded areas after dark.

General information

Languages spoken

Hindi (most people are well versed with English as well)

Time zones

GMT+5:30

Major religions

Hinduism is practiced by the majority in Agra and is followed by 81% of the population. Other major religions in Agra are Islam and Jainism.

Domestic international calling codes

0562

Electricity standards

The standard voltage in India is 220 Volts and the power plug in is usually a two or three pin plug.

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Good Morning: Namaste

Good Evening: Namaste

Goodbye: Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English? Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you? Aap kaise hain?

What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom? Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost? Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive! Bahut mehenga hai!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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Emergency numbers

Police Control Room:  0562 - 2350412 (alternately dial 100)
Fire Control Room: 0562- 2362698 (alternatively dial 101)
Ambulance: 102
Tourist Information and Assistance: 1364
Uttar Pradesh Tourism: 0562- 2226431