- Agra City
- Agra Travel
- History of Agra
- Taj Mahal - Floating Desert Mirage
- Dome and Minarets of Taj Mahal
- Design & Layout of Taj Mahal
- Decor of Taj Mahal
- The Taj Mahal Garden
- Inside the Taj Mahal
- When to Visit Taj Mahal
- Jama Masjid Agra
- Tomb of It-Mad-ud-Daula
- Chini Ka Rauza Agra
- Ram Bagh Agra
- Tomb of Akbar Sikandara Agra
- Mariam's Tomb Sikandara Agra
- History of Agra Fort
- Agra Fort vs. Red Fort Delhi
- Structure of Agra Fort
- Palaces and Pavilions in Agra Fort
- Anguri Bagh in Agra Fort
- Diwan-i-Khas in Agra Fort
- Diwan-i-Aam in Agra Fort
- Musamman Burj in Agra Fort
- Meena Bazaar in Agra Fort
- Mosques in Agra Fort
- Architect of Taj Mahal
- Best View Of Taj Mahal
- Taj Mahal Gateway View
- The Taj Mahal
Location of Agra
Situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna, Agra is almost synonymous with Taj Mahal. History of Agra dates back to hundreds of years. Being on bank of river Yamuna, makes it quite strategic. It has been ruled by Rajput, Jat and Mughal rulers for centuries. Agra remained capital of Mughal empire till Aurangzeb shifted capital to Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Various gigantic but beautiful monuments speak about its glorious past.
Being in proximity of Mathura and Vrindavana, Krishna Janmashtami & Holi are celebrated with gusto. Being home to large Muslim populace and Mughal rule, Islamic festivals like Id and Ramjan are also observed with religious fervor.
There are many Mughal monuments like Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, Agra Fort, Tomb of Akbar in Sikandara and many more in Agra. Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Tourist Attractions of Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra: Undoubtedly, Taj Mahal is star attraction of India and attracts highest number of tourists. Built of Makrana white marble, Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in fond memory of her beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begaum, popularly known as Mumtaj Mahal. Read lot more about Taj Mahal, Architect of Taj Mahal, Best View of Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal Gateway View, Taj Mahal Impression, Taj Mahal-Floating Desert Mirage, Dome and Minarets of Taj Mahal, Design & Layout of Taj Mahal, Décor of Taj Mahal, The Taj Mahal Garden, Inside the Taj Mahal and When to Visit Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort, Agra: One of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Agra, Agra Fort shows you evolutionary phases of Mughal rule in its architecture. The Agra Fort was primarily built by the Rajput rulers. It was built of bricks but Akbar renovated and further fortified it with red sandstone. There are several buildings inside Agra Fort. In order to know about Agra Fort in detail, you can read History of Agra Fort, Agra Fort vs. Red Fort Delhi, Structure of Agra Fort, Palaces and Pavilions in Agra Fort, Anguri Bagh in Agra Fort, Diwan-i-Khas in Agra Fort, Diwan-i-Aam in Agra Fort, Musamman Burj in Agra Fort, Meena Bazaar in Agra Fort and Mosques in Agra Fort.
Jama Masjid, Agra: The Jama Masjid of Agra, situated in the middle of the old city, is an example of early Mughal architecture.
Tomb of It-Mad-ud-Daula: Known also as Baby Taj, the Tomb of It-Mad-ud-Daula is built in white marble and predates Taj Mahal.
Chini Ka Rauza, Agra: The Chini ka Rauza is a tomb of one of the chief ministers of Shah Jahan, Alami Afzal Khan Shirazi. Alami Afzal Khan Shirazi built this tomb for himself with glazed tiles of 'Chini Mitti
Ram Bagh, Agra: Aram Bagh, a persian 'Charbagh' style garden, was built by Babur, the founder of Mughal dynasty in India. Aram Bagh later in local parlance came to be popular as Ram Bagh.
Tomb of Akbar, Sikandara, Agra: The Tomb of Akbar at Sikandara is situated at the outskirts of Agra. The Tomb of Akbar is a splendid showcase of architectural evolution of Mughals with blend of Hindu architecture as well.
Mariam's Tomb Sikandara Agra: Mariam was a Hindu queen of Akbar and mother of Jahangir. Mariam's Tomb, as she later got converted into Chritianity, at Sikandara is an evidence early Mughal architecture.
How to reach Agra: -
Agra by Air: Agra does have an airport but it is not for civil aviation purposes. The nearest airports to Agra are New Delhi (225 Kms) and Jaipur (235 Kms). Delhi and Jaipur airports connect to all major cities of India.
Agra by Rail: Agra, the seat of world famous Taj Mahal, is well connected to Delhi, Varanasi, Jhansi, Bhopal, Mumbai and other parts of India.
Agra by Road: Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra has a good network of roads. Agra is connected by frequent public and private buses and road transport to Delhi and all the major towns of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and nearby areas.
Agra Tour Packages
Taj Mahal with Ajanta Ellora Tour
Highlights :Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai– Ajanta- Ellora
Taj Mahal With Jodhpur Tour
Highlights :Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur- Jodhpur - Delhi
Tajmahal with Haridwar & Rishikesh
Highlights : Taj - Mahal - with - Haridwar - Rishikesh