Location : 58-km
From Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Founded By : Badal Singh
Established In : 1475
Main Attractions : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
There are very few cities in the world
that can match the history and heritage of Agra - the city of Taj Mahal.
Located at a distance of 204 km south of Delhi, Agra is one of the most
famous travel destination of India. Situated on the west bank of River
Yamuna, Agra is a part of the great Norther Indian plains. Travel to Agra to
explore the architectural splendor of Agra India which is reflected in the
glorious monuments of medieval India built by great Mughals who ruled India
for more than 300 years.
In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century Agra witnessed a frenzied
building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj
Mahal was built in Agra. The buildings made during this era were purely in
the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality which is still
reflected in what ever monuments remain in Agra.
Travel Attractions in Agra :
Even as the
world is caught in the skirmishes of War & peace, Nuclear and
Non-Nuclear; Taj has stood as the epitome of love. This extravagant monument
of love is one of the most visited and most photographed places in the
world. Today Taj Mahal is one of the most travel attractions of the world.
More about... Taj Mahal
» Agra Red Fort -
Built principally as a military
establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially
converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time.
» Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb -
This tomb belongs to the
father of Nur Jahan, Ghias-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir or the Chief
Minister of Emperor Jehangir. The tomb may not be as mammoth as the Taj but
the inlay designs and carvings are no less than Taj if not more. more...
Excursion from Agra :
» Sikandra -
Travel Four kilometer from Agra to
reach the mausoleum of Akbar. Construction of this beautiful monument was
started by Akbar himself. This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu,
Christian , Islamic, Buddhist, Jain motifs.
» Fatehpur Sikri -
37 kms from Agra is built a city
predominantly in Red Sandstone called Fatehpur Sikri. This town was built by
the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He had planned this city as his capital but
shortage of water compelled him to abandon the city and within 20 years the
capital of Mughals was shifted to Lahore.
» Mathura -
Krishna, one of the incarnations of Lord
Vishnu was born here. Mathura, which is one of the major Pilgrimage for the
Hindus is 58 Kms from Agra. It comes before Agra if travelling from Delhi.
Shopping in Agra :
Agra is not only a famous travel destination but is a shoppers paradise
too. There are plenty of shopping areas and shopping malls where one can buy
the specialities of the place.
of Agra :
Summers are very hot and winters chilling cold. The temperature difference
between the summers and winters is very high. The monsoon although provides
some respite from the heat but the rains leaves the city very dirty. It is
better to plan your Agra trip between the months of March and October.
How to reach Agra :
The city of Taj, Agra is one of the hottest tourist destinations in India
and all facilities have been provided for the easy access to this place.
Agra is boast of its own airport and connects the city to all the major
places in India. Agra is also connected by trains to almost every corner of
the nation including the luxury train the Rajdhani and Shatabdi. One can
also avail the excellant bus services to Agra in the state as well as
outside the state. The state transports have deluxe as well as ordinary bus
services for the place.
Hotels in Agra :
is one of the major tourist destination, where international tourist inflow
is also quite good. So the options of luxurious accommodations are plenty.
If you are a budget travellers, there are numerous tourist lodges as well
mid-range hotels in Agra.
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