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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Agra

Peak Season: November to February

The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are busiest in winter (and Agra lodging is at its most expensive), though fog can sometimes make visibility difficult and temperatures can dip below freezing in January.

Off Season: April to mid-September

Agra’s dry season (April to June) is hot and dusty and will make even the strongest traveler wilt, especially when faced with walking across the Taj Mahal’s burning marble barefoot. Many locals head to the Himalayas and businesses can be closed. Conversely, July to mid-September is the monsoon season, rainy, hot, and humid.

Sweet Spot: March; mid-September to October

Spring and early fall are temperate, with more reasonable air and hotel prices. In March during the Holi festival (dates rotate), revelers throw colored water and powder on each other, so travelers may want to watch from a distance. Early fall is the end of the monsoon season and flight prices drop considerably – don’t worry, the Taj Mahal shimmers beautifully in the rain.

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