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Agra is home to the breathtaking white marble Taj Mahal, a truly magnificent Mughal riverside mausoleum and World Heritage Site.About Agra - The Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Agra, top, tourist, agra tourism, destinations in, uttar pradesh, monuments in agra, attractions in agra, places in agra, in india, how to reach, about agra, uttar pradesh tourism, in agra, history of agra

 

 

 

Tourist Destinations in India

Agra - The Taj Mahal City
Bikaner
Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - The Pink City
Jodhpur - The Blue City
Jaisalmer - The Golden City
Khajuraho
Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
Mandawa
New Delhi - Capital of India
Orchha
Pushkar
Ranthambore National Park
Ranakpur
Udaipur - The City of Lakes
Varanasi - Holy City of Hindus

 

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About Agra


One of India's most famous cities, Agra is home to the breathtaking white marble TajAbout Agra - The Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Agra, top, tourist, agra tourism, destinations in, uttar pradesh, monuments in agra, attractions in agra, places in agra, in india, how to reach, about agra, uttar pradesh tourism, in agra, history of agra Mahal, a truly magnificent Mughal riverside mausoleum and World Heritage Site. Agra lies in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in North India, and this region is home to no less than three designated World Heritage Sites, also including the neighbouring ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and the red-sandstone Agra Fort.

As well as being a major Indian tourist destination, Agra is also a spreading industrial city and stands just over 200 km / 124 miles to the south of Delhi, being within easy reach by train.

Agra was established as the Mughal capital in 1526 and is known for its chaotic and vibrant marketplace (chowk), endless auto rickshaw touts, plentiful souvenir vendors, historic temples and many grand, ancient monuments and tombs.

Although many tourists choose to visit Agra as a day trip from New Delhi, there is really much more to see here that is possible in just one day. Especially popular in the Agra area are desert camel rides, the exciting 6-D Adlabs Cinema complex, the white-marble Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), and the magnificent Bageshwarnath Temple, located next to the Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station. Also worth visiting in Agra is Akbar's Mausoleum, which boasts three-storey minarets and many inquisitive, resident monkeys and brightly coloured parakeets.

 

Important Note: Taj is closed on Friday.

 

Tourist Attractions in Agra


The Taj Mahal
Tourist Attractions in Agra - The Taj MahalFamous the world over for its spectacular white-marble architecture, the Taj Mahal is one of India's most visited landmarks. This magnificent Mughal mausoleum is now a World Heritage Site and was commissioned by the Emperor Shah Jahan, as a particularly grand memorial to the wife Mumtaz Mhal, who sadly died during child birth. Construction of Agra's Taj Mahal started in 1631 and was complete some 25 years later, with a team of more than 20,000 people working on this building, including architects from as far as Europe. Expect to see elaborate marble inlays ('pietra dura'), literally thousands of beautiful semi-precious stones and jewels, and reflections in the watercourse, within the landscaped formal gardens.

Agra Fort / Red Fort
Tourist Attractions in Agra - Agra Fort or Red FortLocated alongside the Yamuna River and built in the mid-16th century by the Emperor Akbar, the Agra Fort was built as a military structure, being upgraded to the spacious palace complex some years later. The Amar Singh Gate provides entry to the fort on the southern side, with the main highlights and monuments including the Anguri Bagh gardens, Colvin's Tomb, Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences), the Government Bookshop, Jehangir's Palace, the Ladies' Bazaar, the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), the Nagina Masjid (Gem Mosque) and the Shish Mahal (Mirror Palace).

Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb
Tourist Attractions in Agra - Itmad-Ud-Daulah's TombAgra's Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb is known by many as the 'Baby Taj Mahal', due to its similar appearance. Built during the early part of the 17th century and situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, the Itmad-Ud-Daulah was the first ever Mughal structure to be completely built with marble and is the tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg. The peaceful gardens boast a series of walkways and inter-connecting watercourses.

Chini Ka Rauza
Known for its Persian-style architecture, enamel tiles and elaborate, floral interior, the Chini Ka Rauza is the tomb of Afzal Khan. Construction of the Chini Ka Rauza began in 1628 and was finally completed some ten years later. This appealing landmark is often overlooked and enjoys a particularly secluded situation, with good views from the upper floors.

Camel Rides at Agra
Tourist Attractions in Agra - Camel Rides at AgraMany tourists staying in Agra find the camel rides and camel safaris particularly enjoyable and one of the ultimate Indian experiences. Camel rides are especially plentiful on the deserts around Rajasthan and close to Agra, such as the Thar Desert. Be sure to hold on tight when the camel bends down for you to dismount.

Akbar's Tomb
Tourist Attractions in Agra - Akbar's TombLocated on the north-western outskirts of Agra and within the Sikandra area, Akbar's Mausoleum features a mixture of marble and sandstone architecture, built as a tomb to the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. This beautiful landmark features three-storey minarets, geometric patterns constructed with inlaid white marble, and a surrounding garden, where both monkeys and parakeets can be easily spotted in the trees.

 

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Agra - The Taj Mahal city is 200 kms from New Delhi (which has international airport) and a Major destination of world famous golden triangle of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur. Agra is a major rail junction and attached to all major cities of India by rail and road.

 

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