About Agra

For world, Agra is the face of India, where the heritage of Taj Mahal rests in peace. A marvel in marble, the mesmerising beauty of this monument is ethereal and quintessential depiction of grand Mughal period. Apart from this tribute of love, many other world heritage monuments belong to Agra, making it a heritage city of India.

Heritage of Agra

Agra TourTaj Mahal - An epitome of Mughal architecture, Taj Mahal is the crowning glory to India. So mighty is the grandeur and mystique of this monument, that it is the dream destination of everyone - young or old, famous or unfamous. The most beautiful building in the world, Taj Mahal catches a million eyeballs everyday. Some witness the splendour of this building whereas others admire the love and tribute behind this immaculate creation.

Sikandra - The Mughal specimen in Sikandra is famous for Tomb of Akbar the Great. Akbar was one of the most remembered emperor’s of his time, who won praises for his rule on India. This tomb was planned by the Emperor himself and selected a suitable site for it. After his death, Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605-1613. Along with Akbar, his wife, Maryamuzzamani - Jodha Bai, and his daughters, Shakrul Nisha Begum and Aram Bano are also buried here in this red sandstone tomb.

Agra Fort - Besides Taj Mahal, Agra also has another world heritage site, Agra Fort. Famous as the ruling fort of three famous Mughal emperors - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan, the fort is a melting-pot of their varied sensibilities and artistic brilliance.

Agra ToursFatehpur Sikri - The ghost town of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri defines the architectural mindsets of majestic Mughals. It is the city almost perfectly preserved as it was.  Earlier the capital of Mughal Empire by Akbar the Great, it was abandoned on accounts of lack of water supply. The present day Fatehpur Sikri serves as an original specimen of brillliance possessed by its constructors. The famous Dargah mosque gives the town a spiritual dimension. Dedicated as a tomb to Salim Chisti, a famous Sufi saint, the mosque is said to be a replica of the one at Mecca. Other famous structures to be visited include palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhavan, Panch Mahal portraying the unique blend of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim & Christian style, a representation of Akbar's enlightened reign.

Itmad-ud-daula - A Mughal burial chamber, Itmad-Ud-Daula was built by Empress Nur Jehan, wife of Emperor Jahangir in memory of her father Ghias-ud-Din Beg, who served as a Chief Minister for the kingdom. Often addressed as the Baby Taj, this mausoleum is often regarded as a first draft of Taj Mahal.

How to reach
  • By Road - Road trips to Agra from National Highways or the famous Grand Trunk Road are a delight to explore the real Indian roadside. Connected to Delhi and Jaipur, the heritage city can be explored easily via different luxury coaches and rented cars.
  • By Train -   Famous luxury and fast trains like Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Taj Express take a tourist towards the immaculate city of India.
  • By Air – The city is well-connected by air through Kheria Airport

Climate - Best time to visit Agra is from October to March. Climate is pleasant during these months. A tourist can also opt to visit this grand city in the romantic monsoons.

Excursions

Agra City Bharatpur - Birdwatcher's delight, Bharatpur in Rajasthan is famous for Keoladeo Ghana, a prime bird sanctuary in India. As exotic birds foreign birds flock to Bharatpur to spend their migration holidays, the tourist also come to capture the free-winged companions in their photographs and memories.

Ranthambore
Hear the tiger's roar in Ranthambore. That remains the basic essence of a tourist visiting the National Park at Ranthambore. Reputed to be one of India's finest wildlife jungles, Ranthambore is a dream realised for wildlife lovers and photographer's paradise as they can spot on the animals like jackal, mongoose, sloth bear, leopard, and tiger in their natural habitats.

Mathura/Vrindavan
Every grain of the spiritual soil at Mathura and Vrindavan has witnessed Lord Krishna's birth, his childhood antics, his miracles and most importantly mesmerising melodies of his flute. Famously known as Brajbhoomi or Land of Krishna, Mathur and Vrindavan are sacred hamlets for Hindus. Both the villages are dotted with hundreds of temples dedicated to Radha and Krishna.

Where to stay
 

Amar Vilas (5 star)

Hotel Amar Yatri Nivas (3 star)

  Radisson Hotel Agra Taj East Gate Road (5star) Hotel Royale Residency (3 star)
  Clarks Shiraz (5star) Hotel Bhoomi Residency (3 star)
  ITC Mughal Sheraton (5 star) Hotel Mayur (3 star)
  Trident Agra (5 star) Hotel Kant (3 star)
  Jaypee Palace and Convention Centre (5 star) Hotel Amar (3 star)
  The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Hotel Atithi (3 star)
  Road (4 star) Ganga Rattan, Agra (3 star)
  Hotel Yamuna View (4 star) Hotel Chanakya, Agra (3 star)
  Utkarsh Vilas (4 star) Usha Kiran Palace (2.5 star)
  Howard Park Plaza (4 star) Hotel Siris 18 (2 star)
  The Grand Imperial (4 star) Chambal Safari Lodge (2 star)

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