Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra is an amazing city situated on the bank of Yamuna River. It’s famous for its heavenly structures of the Mughal Empire, especially the symbol of love, the Taj Mahal and also famous as the capital of the Mughal rulers. Agra has rich historical and architectural records and comes in as the 19th most famous cities in India and a prominent tourist attraction all over the world. Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are three breathtaking Mughal:time structures which are recorded in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Climate: Agra is extremely hot in summer season. In winters it is cold and requires lots of warm wears.
How to reach:
By Air: Gwalior Airport (128 km), Delhi Airport (219 km)
By Train: The Taj Express or the Shatabdi express. The Agra Cantonment, Raja ki Mandi and Agra Fort is the nearest railway station.
By Road:Delhi to Agra: 232 kms
Kanpur to Agra is 280kms
Lucknow to Agra 330 kms
(HPTDC Luxury and Volvo coaches available regularly)
Places of Interest
Location:200 km south of the national capital of New Delhi and 5 km away from Agra city
Best month to visit: October to March
Taj Mahal is the symbol of love and pride of India. It is a part of Seven Wonders of the World and represents the rich history of India. Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum which was built by famous Mughal emperor Shaha Jahan in memory of his loving wife Mumtaj Mahal in 1632. Beauty of the Taj Mahal is can’t be explained in words. Tourists from all over the world specially come to India to see the world famous Taj Mahal.
Location: 2 km away from Agra city
Best month to visit: Agra Fort is open all the days of the week but October to March is the best time to visit.
Agra fort is truly amazing artwork of Mughal architecture. It was firstly constructed by a Hindu Sikarwar Rajput king Raja Badal Singh in 1475 AD. After that in 1573 it was rebuit by Mughal Emperor Akbar. He made it his capital when he came to Agra from Delhi. The fort was built with lovely sandstone that provides it a rich charm. It is such a beautiful and graceful tourist spot that you will be enthralled by its charm.
Location: 36 km from Agra and 40 km from Taj Mahal
Best month to visit: October to March. Monsoon season is also very good to visit Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur sikri is a small city near Agra. This place was made by Mughal Empror Akbar and has a rich history. Buland Darwaza, Diwan:e:Khas, Jodhabai Palace, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti and Panch Mahal are the main attractions of Fatehpur Sikri. It is perfect place for heritage and photography lovers.
Location: 4.6 km from Agra City
Best time to visit: All days open, from sunrise to sunset
Mehtab bagh was built in early 1500 by Babur. It offers wonderful view of Taj Mahal. Also known as the Moonlight Garden, it is the most known for being a prime location to see the beauty of Taj.
Location: 230 km from Delhi and 1.4 km away from Agra city
Best season to visit: October to March
Jama masjid is one the most famous and largest mosques in India. It is also known as Friday Mosque. In 1648 AD it was constructed by Shah Jahan. It is famous for its architectural and rich history.