Agra

Agra


Agra is located in Uttar Pradesh, India on the banks of the Yamuna River.  Foundation of Taj Mahal in the city makes it popular on the world map. Apart from the Taj, tourists can also see the tomb, shrines and vibrant landscaped garden build in Mughal-era. In Indian history, the city was mentioned from the epic Mahabharata to the Mughal period.  During Mughal dynasty, the city was popular with the name “Akbarabad” and this is the period when the golden stage of Agra begins with the construction of an iconic monument “Taj Mahal”.

Few of the striking places to visit are Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, Kinari Bazaar and Khas Mahal. Have a look!

Taj Mahal

To feel the essence of love, you must visit Taj Mahal designed beautifully in the Mughal era. The monument listed in the seven wonders of the world was built by Shah Jahan for his loving wife Begum Mumtaz Mahal. Embellished with precious stones, the marvel was constructed totally by using white marbles in 22 years.

Agra Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort or Red Fort was constructed in Mughal architectural style by Emperor Akbar. It took eight years to complete the construction of this architectural jewel. Tourists get mesmerized to see the structures present in the fort including Moti Mahal, Jehangir’s Palace, Sheesh Mahal, and Khas Mahal

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a walled city located 35km from Agra. It is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the city, tourists see excellently designed palaces, courts, buildings, harems, and a mosque. Buland Darwaza is one of the best Mughal architecture used as a grand gateway to the city.

Akbar’s Tomb

In the year 1613 Jahangir, son of Mughal Emperor Akbar completed the construction of the pyramidal tomb. The majestic monument was made of red sandstone.

Jama Masjid

Constructed in 1648, Jama Masjid is a mosque attributed to Jahanara Begum.

Mehtab Bagh

Built by Babur, the square-shaped garden was once comprised of striking fountains, pools, and tree. Now, the garden is converted into the recreational tourist site.

Best Accommodations in Agra

Oberoi Amarvilas, ITC Mugha,l and Radisson Blu Hotel are listed in the best accommodation places in Agra.

Fairs & Festivals

Tourists can enjoy Taj Literature Festival, Taj Mahotsav, Ram Barat, Kailash Fair and several other fairs and festivals in the Taj city, Agra.