Agra City - Famous for Taj Mahal
Historical City known for three UNESCO World Heritage sites
Agra, the third biggest city of Uttar Pradesh is famous worldwide for the magnificent Taj Mahal. Agra has three UNESCO World Heritage sites including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
During the rule of Emperor Akbar from 1556 to 1605 A.D., Agra became famous all over the world as he constructed many beautiful buildings. Later, Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shahjahan in the sweet memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world.
Agra is famous not only for beautiful and grand buildings but it also has a substantial industrial base. It has number of industries famous for leather goods, handicrafts, stone carving and garment manufacturing units. Agra is also famous for delicious sweets and one must buy the famous petha of Agra.
Best Time to visit Agra
The best season to visit Agra for tourists is from October to March as the climate will be pleasant.
How to reach Agra
Agra is well connected from Delhi via rail and road, which is at a distance of only 200 Kms. It is connected with almost all major cities via rail. The nearest Airport is just 12 Kms from city center.
Places of Interest
Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:
Below are the lesser known places of interest for tourists:
It is the first tomb in India that is entirely made of Marble.
It is the last resting place of the Mughal emperor Akbar, which lies in the centre of the large garden.
It is the first Mughal gardens, built by the first Mughal Emperor Babar in 1528.