Agra Travel Guide

Food

Agra specialities are petha, a type of very sweet candy, and Dal Moth, a spicy lentil mix. Both are also popular souvenirs.

Chaat - Agra is a heaven for any Chaat lover. Chaat can be of various types but there is one thing common among them all is that they are spicy and you will find crowd outside virtually every chaat stall, especially popular places like Double Phatak (near Sikandra) for Mangores. You'll find quality Bhallas and Panipuri at Sadar and Belangunj. Samosa and Kachori are found at every sweet shop that flood the city. Some typical chaat items are Aloo Tikki (made by roasting mess made out of boiled potatoes), paneer tikka (cubes of cottage cheese baked in a tandoor with spices), pani puri or golguppa (small round hollow shells filled with a potato-based filling and a spicy sweet blend of sauces), mangores, Samosaes, Chachori etc. If you want to savour the typical Agra Breakfast do remember to have a bite of one of those spicy Berahi and round it off with sweet Jalebies.
Sweets - There are quite a few good sweets shops all round the city. The best stores for buying the famous petha of Agra are at Hari Parwat, a short ride from Agra Fort. Amongst the well-known stores are Panchi's, Bhimsain BaidyaNath and The Pracheen Petha store. There are many types of petha available but, for the authentic experience, try either the plain one (ivory white) or Angoori Flavored (rectangular and yellow pieces soaked in sugar syrup). Other stores in Agra include: Bikanervala, Deviram, Munnalal Petha, Gopaldas, and Ajanta Sweets, Kamla Nagar. Do remember to round off your meal with a Joda(Pair) of Pan unique to the city.
There is also an abundance of Korean food.
There are several restaurants in the Taj Ganj area, catering for the many tourists staying around the Taj Mahal.
Restaurants
Treat RestaurantSouth Gate Taj MahalPhone: +91 9319697497Hours: breakfast, lunch and dinnerPrice: 20-60 for main dish, great Indian food.
Only RestaurantPhone: +91 562-2364333-2266508Price: 600-800 for main dish of 2
Joney's place Taj ganj. Perfect for early breakfast, when you want to wake up early to visit the Taj at 6 Am. ₹10 Toast, ₹10 coffee, ₹15 cornflakes.
Kamat Hotel Roof top restaurant with view of the Taj. Beer available. ₹70 for a vegetable curry.
Priya RestaurantFatehabad road near Shanti Manglik hospitalPhone: +91 5622231579,08057108649Three star restaurant with all facility like air condition hall with big LCD and all types food available except south Indian 250 per person.
Gulshan HighestPhone: +91 8449997950 9808738895 9359719161Price: Rs 25-80. Banana pancake Rs 25, Curry Rs60, Naan Rs 5A great cheap place near the Taj. They do western food pretty well, and their rice pudding/pancakes are good. Sit up on the roof and you get a glimpse of the Taj over the roofs.
Nice point Restaurantnear western gate of Taj MahalHours: 6AM - 8PMPrice: Breakfast 50, lunch 100, dinner 150 per personProfesses to serve North and South Indian, Chinese, continental, Mughali, American and Italian food. Free wifi, LCD television, and a collection of movies and songs.

source: Wikivoyage

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