Agra is well connected by rail. The main railway station is Agra Cantt. High speed Shatabdi Express services operate from Delhi, Varanasi, and cities in Rajasthan. Find out about the best Trains from Delhi to Agra.
The new Yamuna Expressway (opened in August 2012) has reduced the travel time by road from Delhi to Agra to under three hours. It starts from Noida and a toll of 320 rupees per car for a one way trip (520 rupees round trip) is payable.
Alternatively you can fly from major Indian cities, or take a tour from Delhi.
Tours from Delhi to Agra:Viator offers popular and highly rated private day tours to Agra and the Taj Mahal, as well as combined day tours to Agra and Fatehpur Sikri and day tours to Agra and Kachhpura Village.
If you'd like to take a tour from Delhi to see the Taj Mahal at full moon, Viator offers two day Taj Mahal full moon private tours.
Entry Fees and Information:
For foreigners, the entrance fee to the Taj Mahal consists of a 250 rupee Entry Tax (Archeological Society of India) and 500 rupees Toll Tax (Agra Development Authority). Indian nationals only pay is 20 rupees (50 cents). Children younger than 15 years are free. Night time tickets cost 750 rupees for foreigners and 500 rupees for Indian nationals, for half an hour’s admittance. These tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance from the Archaeological Survey of India office on Mall Road.
The Taj has three entry gates -- south, east, and west. The western gate is the main gate and generally has the longest queues. The south gate is closest to the Taj Ganj area, which is popular with travelers and where many of the budget hotels are situated. A huge sandstone gateway provides access to the inner compound there. The east gate has the shortest queues but do note that the ticket office (in Shilpgram) is inconveniently located nearly one kilometer from the gate.
The best time to go there is from November to February, otherwise it can be unbearably hot or rainy. You'll be able to get some excellent off-season discounts though.