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Agra – A Timeless City



Agra :
Some say it is a poetry carved on marble, some say it is an ode to love, some say it is the wonder of world India boasts of, but for us, it is The Taj Mahal. Located in the Mughal Capital of Agra, it is synonymous to the splendour of Indian Identity, driving travelers' to its magnetic charm.
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Climate :
Summer: 42 C (Max) - 24 C (Min)
Winter: 24 C (Max) - 8 C (Min)
Rainy Season: June to September, semi arid
Best time to visit : October to March

Main Attractions in Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri


Geographic : Located on the western bank of the river Yamuna, Agra is a splendid Mughal era city located to the South East of Delhi.
Famous for: Being a city accommodating "One of the world's wonder- The Treasures of Taj Mahal"

How to Reach Agra :
By Air : Agra airport, 7 kms from Agra city.
By Road : Agra is a short five hour journey from Delhi, six hours from Jaipur or one and a half hour distance from Mathura.
By Railways : Agra Cantonment on the main Delhi-Mumbai line, Mughal Sarai is also a station nearby.

Tourist Attractions in Agra :
Agra, once the queen of all cities of the world is now amongst the most prominent destinations of the travel circuit with an archeological heritage to rival that of Cairo or Rome. Capital of the great Mughals who ruled India from Agra during the 16th & 17th century, travelers often participate in Agra city to partake the luxuriant splendor of the imperial Mughal era.
Some of prime tourist places in Agra are -

Taj Mahal:
The inimitable monument of love, the Taj stands poignantly yet splendidly on the banks of the river Yamuna. Built after the demise of Emperor Shah Jahan's beloved wife Mumtaz, this grand monument, took almost 22 years to build & the labour of almost 20,000 men, not to mention unimaginable wealth. If you are part of any Agra city guide make sure that you are able to enjoy the various hues of the Taj as it changes its splendor as light fades away.
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Agra Fort:
One of the mightiest forts outside the Rajputana, Agra Fort has captured a unique combination of indomitable strength and exquisite splendor, with which it is the most popular destination of Agra tour after the Taj. Built in 1565 by Emperor Akbar primarily for defensive purposes, Agra Fort soon grew in size and magnificence to become almost a city within a city. Some of the main features of the Agra fort are the Diwan-e-Aam or the Hall of Public audience, built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Close to this is the exquisite Diwan-e-Khaas or the hall of private audience, where important dignitaries & foreign ambassadors were received.

Fatehpur Sikri:
Fatehpur Sikri is one of India's most marvelous archeological finds, an entire city almost perfectly preserved as it was. Made the capital of the Mughal Empire by Akbar The Great in 1571, it was abandoned in merely two decades. However it still retains the era of Mughal majesty at the zenith of its power. It has the famous Dargah mosque is said to be a replica of the one at Mecca while the tomb of Salim Chisti is still a center of Sufism. Other edifices such as the palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhavan, Panch Mahal or the treasury, all betray the unique blend of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim & Christian style, a repertoire of Akbar's enlightened reign.

Cities near Agra

  • Delhi (200 km)
  • Jaipur (255km)
  • Gwalior (120 km)
  • Lucknow (363 km)

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