Agra is situated on the banks of Yamuna River, in Uttar Pradesh. It is a wonderful place for tourists to visit. Agra as it has been developed as a centre of art, culture, learning and commerce. Agra has several historical places, monuments and buildings to visit, like the famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Mariam’s Tomb and Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid and Chini Ka Rauza etc.
The fascinating architecture of the Mughal Dynasty and the tombs are the most inviting facts about Agra. It is one of the favorite tourist destinations which attract people from around the world, Taj Mahal, epitome of love has its own love story to narrate to you. The Full moon and night view of the architecture makes it on the list of Seven Wonders of the World. Fatehpur Sikri will uphold your attention with its unique sense of architecture by Mughal Emperor Akbar.The famous mughlai food will be perfect for lunch.
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Places To Visit
Agra is a choice destination for this year’s vacation; take out some time to go through the places to visit at Agra that you are not supposed to miss while visiting Agra:
- The Inevitable Taj Mahal
We cannot think of Agra without thinking of Taj Mahal. The white marble beauty monument of love, was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The monument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughal architecture named as one of the wonders of the world. It is a feast to your eyes and senses to watch the unmatched beauty on the night of full moon day.
- Agra Fort
Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila and Red Fort of Agra.The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city.Agra Fort built by Akbar with Red Sandstone, it worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence.
This is considered as the first tomb of India that made out of White Marble. It is also famous as the Baby Taj. This tomb was constructed by Noor Jahan. The Tomb is about 4 kms from Agra Fort and 6 kms from Taj Mahal.The best way to reach this tomb is to take a shared auto-rickshaw from Bijali Ghar Auto Stand near Agra Fort and Taj Mahal.
- Chini Ka Rauza
Chini Ka Rauza was built in the period of Shah Jahan, in the memory of the great poet Allama Afzal Khan. It is located very close to Taj Mahal. It is an important monument in Agra. This name has been acquired because of the glazed-tile work that has believed to have been brought from China.
- Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is one of the architectural legacies of Emperor Akbar. It consists of beautiful palaces, halls, and mosques. Some of the major monuments in Fatehpur Sikri are:
- Buland Darwaza: It is one of the best monuments in the place. This grand gateway has a height of 54 meters and is a largest gateway in the world. It was made to celebrate Emperor Akbar’s success in conquering Gujarat and is a fine blend of Persian and Mughal architecture.
- Diwan-I-Khas- Hall: The Diwan-I-Khas is the royal chamber of Emperor Akbar. It is designed according to the Persian style and is decorated with fine sculpture and precious stones.
- Panch Mahal: The Panch Mahal is the most fascinating building in Fatehpur Sikri. It is a five storey building which was meant to be the shelter of the royal ladies. The tomb is well known for its delicate carvings for pilgrims. The weather at the night was so beautiful in agra as if it is the time of full moon night The Taj Mahal is also look so good in the full moon Light.
Weather/Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit the city is in the months of October to March as at this time the temperature is around 18-27C during the day time. The weather at the night was so beautiful in Agra as if it is the time of full moon night The Taj Mahal is also look so good in the full moon Light.
Things to Do
Agra has many more things to do.
Shopping in Agra
Shopping in Agra is a good experience. As there is a lot of handicraft products, leather work, footwear, carpets, jewellery, etc.
Activities in Agra
Outdoor Activities in Agra include exploring the forts and museums. You may visit the monuments and enjoy camel and elephant ride here.
Eating Out in Agra
There are a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from in Agra. Most of the good restaurants are in the Sadar Bazaar and Cantonment areas. A trip to Agra is incomplete without buying the famous ”Petha” and ”Gazak” among sweets or a small replica of the famous Taj Mahal. The Panchi Petha located at the station road varieties of Petha and Gazak.
Festivals & Events in Agra
In Agra Taj Mahotsav is one of the most awaited festival which is a grand 10 day long fiesta celebrated every year in Feb/March near the Taj Mahal. Another most happening event in Agra is Ram Barat. This is celebrated by organizing the marriage of Shri Rama and is celebrated before the Hindu festival Dussehra.
How To Reach?
By Car or Taxi
One of the best way to reach Agra is through Yamuna Expressway between Noida and Agra which is 165 kms long and was built to reduce the traveling time between Delhi and Agra This expressway has reduce the time of traveling between the two cities by 50%. As Yamuna Expressway, just an awesome route for a smooth journey.
By Train and Flight
There are no flights between New Delhi to Agra but there are few direct trains from New Delhi to Agra. These trains are Taj Express, Bhopal Express, Tamil Nadu Exp, Rajdhani exp.etc. The minimum time a train takes to reach Agra from New Delhi is 2h 06m.