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Agra Tourism

An address to Mughal rulers before Delhi in India. Agra, the city of tombs and mausoleums, stands as one among the most visited destinations of India tour. This city gets located on the banks of the river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is fruitful of the historical richness and architectural marvel that may experience you incredibly through its three UNESCO World Heritage Monuments- The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Red Fort.


The mixture of magnificent forts, enchanting tombs and the outstanding mausoleums bring to this city an apex destination of the India's most popular golden triangle tour package.


Falling close to Delhi and Jaipur, Agra comes steeped in history, associating to the birth of Lord Krishna. Despite many foreign invasions this city still bears its specific flavour to visit by tourists constantly. Agra is also known as 'Agraban' in the Hindu scripture Mahabharata.


In the past times, Agra was the capital of all the Mughal rulers starting from Sikander Lodhi, the second ruler of the Lodhi dynasty. It was Babar, who built in Agra the first monument, a planned garden called Gul-e-Afgaan. Later, the other Mughal rulers such as Akbar and Shah Jahan constructed several beauteous buildings here.


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The famous attractions of Agra are:


Taj Mahal

This is the mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is the most famous attraction of Incredible India that attracts huge number of tourists from several parts of the globe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stands well-known for its perfect fusion of Indo-Islamic architectural pattern of artefacts and constructions.


Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri comes out the most popular Agra sightseeing which was built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This means the City of Victory famous for its constructions and decorations structure, showcasing architectural supremacy. The luxurious complex of this fort exists of several temples, monuments, palaces, and magnificent gates.


Agra Fort

Agra Fort is the curved-shaped fort built by the Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the river Yamuna. This is among the historic forts of India which was erstwhile the home of great Mughal Emperors like Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. Visitors here enthral with its spellbinding attractions such as Diwan-i-Khas, Jahangir Palace, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and two mosques.


Jama Masjid

This Mosque comes far-famed for its architectural structure that showcases the assimilation of Indo–Iranian construction pattern. This was built by Jehanara Begum, Shahjahan's daughter in the memory of the famous Sheikh Salim Chishti and his grandson Islam Khan.


Some of the well-known tourist attractions of Agra Tourism are Sikandara, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Mehtab Bagh, Chini Ka Rauza, Ram Bagh, Mariyam's Tomb and Dayalbagh.


Climate


The season between June and September renders the best time to visit Agra because of a favourable climatic condition.


Agra Cuisine


During Agra tour, tourists get on an opportunity to appease their palate through wide varieties of national and international dishes. But desserts, like 'petha' and 'Gazak' are a world renowned Agra dishes.


Agra Shopping


Agra is far-famed for zari-embroidery work, handicraft, leather ware, brassware, carpets and jewelry. The main shopping areas in Agra are Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar, Munro Road, Raja-Ki-Mandi, Sanjay Place and Near Taj Mahal Complex.


Agra Accommodation


Agra avails a wide choice of hotels, including 5 stars, super deluxe, deluxe and budgeted hotels. These hotels are illustrious for their superior facilities and services.


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How to Reach Agra


By Air

The nearest International Airport is the 'Indira Gandhi International Air Terminus' in New Delhi. Agra is also well-connected through the domestic flights to cities like Delhi, Khajuraho, Varanasi etc.


By Rail

Agra comes connected to all the major cities of India by Railways.


By Road

Agra links well with all the major cities of India like Mathura, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Mussoorie, Mumbai etc.

 

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