Overview: Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, is the city known for its wonderful examples of golden Mughal architecture situated at the bank of River Yamuna. It is the most prominent tourism spots of India. Agra owns the wonder of the world, Taj Mahal. The majestic Taj, not just represent the city to the nation but it also provides a global representation to India. The city carries a legacy of Mughal Empire and owns the tag of three UNESCO’s world heritage sites that are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The splendidly beautiful structure of white sparkling marbles and calligraphic excellence used to make it matchless is the most voted wonder of the world. Agra not only included in the golden triangle tourist circuit along with Jaipur and Delhi but also in Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc with Lucknow and Varanasi. Agra used to be the most important city during Mughal Reign, which later taken over by Marathas and in 18th century was acquired by British Government. The current state government and central government is also very serious towards making the communication with other parts of the country rock solid to develop it as the best tourism destination of the world. Where state Government is building the Lucknow-Agra express way, Central government is testing high speed trains like Gatiman Express to make the transportation faster. Agra has so many worth watching tourism spots that a visitor can never return dis-satisfied with the marvel of the beauty of Agra. Car rental in Agrais easily available and most convenient transportation for a tourist, and whenever you visit Agra, don’t forget to try world famous delicious Petha (A Sweet).
Agra is amazingly beautiful with its scenic specialties and world class cultural and architectural heritages. Visiting Agra once to watch Taj Mahal is dream of most Indians which was built at the time of emperor Shahjahan. The experience of watching the white structure of Marble with the background of blue sky thrills every visitor and the same site in moon light takes you to the different world. The calligraphic excellence used in Taj Mahal is unexplainable. Apart from this Agra offers dozens of tourist destinations but the most famous are Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra Fort is another example of Mughal architectural beauty. It includes Moti Masjid, Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Jahangir’s palace, Shish Mahal etc.. Fatehpur Sikri, another World Tourist Heritage has majestic fort which was constructed by Akbar which also has the famous BulandDarwaja. This fort is about 35 Kilo Meters from Agra City forwhich you need to rent a car in Agra for a comfortable visit to Fatehpur Sikri however public transportation can also be used. Apart from these three world tourism heritages, Agra has many other destinations to offer its guests. It includes, I’timad-Ud_Daulah (Baby Taj), Akbar’s Tomb, Mankameshwar Temple, Jama Masjid, Marium’s Tomb, Keetham Lake which present marvelous architectural and scenic beauty and adventurous road trips for which you can hire car in Agra.
Agra can be a perfect place for your Leather and Foot wear shopping. You must enjoy the multiple flavors of delicious Petha in Agra. And to make your holiday well spent, various historical above mentioned destinations are available. If you are planning to visit Agra in month of February, be a witness at Taj Mahotsav. The aesthetic spirit of historical Agra welcomes you at Taj Literature Festival which is another visitor’s attraction in Agra. The city also offers you a convenient visit to religiously important and culturally rich destination of India, Mathura and Vrindavan, the birth place of Lord Krishna.