Agra a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It’s a major tourist destination, known for the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Like many Indian cities, the congestion, air, and heat are factors affecting the situaiton for running in Agra. Aside from the area around the Fort and Taj, there are a few small parks featuring jogging trails.
The best place for a run in Agra, and a memorable one at that, is our ‘runseeing’ tour including a loop of the Fort, Taj Mahal Garden, and Shahjahan Park. This can be a full ~12k route, or done in segments. Paliwal Park, Company Park, and Taj Nagri Phase 2 Zonal Park each jogging paths, though a few laps are needed to make for a run of decent length. For a road run option, get up early to beat the heat and traffic for a run on The Mall Road.
Runners should note that Agra’s heat is oppressive, with temperatures in the 38-42C range from April through July. Also, the air quality can be poor.