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Agra, the city which houses one of the seven wonders “Taj Mahal” a mausoleum built by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is known as the symbol of Love. Agra is situated in the bank of river Yamuna. Taj Mahal is certified as one of the Heritage sites of India by UNESCO. When people talk about Agra, the first thing comes to mind is Taj Mahal. Without visiting the wonder Agra tour is incomplete. Not only by the Indians it is also loved by the foreigners. Along with Delhi and Jaipur, Agra forms the Golden Triangle of India.
Apart from Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are also certified as Heritage site of India by UNESCO. Agra was mostly rules by the Mughal emperors. Taj Mahal makes the country proud. Agra is well connected by all modes of transportation. So, it is easily reachable. Agra is a prime tourist destination of India.
Agra was one of the important cities during Mughal period. During Mughals it was the capital city for some of the emperors. Taj Mahal shows one of the great love stories in the world. Not only Mughals many other rulers are also responsible for the heritage of Agra. After Aurangzeb Agra divided into small kingdoms. At the end British Empire took over the whole city. Agra attracts many tourists from abroad. People come to Agra specifically sightseeing Taj Mahal.
Except Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Anguri Bagh, Taj Museum are some of the other places to explore in Agra. Agra is famous for different types of chats. This place is perfect for foodies. Petha, a candy made from ash gourd is a famous cusine of Agra. Summers are extremely hot in Agra. So, the best time to visit Agra is from the month of October to March.
Agra experiences extreme temperatures in summers and winters, the best time recommended visiting is in the months with moderate climate.
By Air: Agra’s Kheria Airport is located about 12.5 km from the heart of the city.
By Train: Agra has four main railway stations – the Agra Cantonment, Raja-ki-Mandi, Agra Fort and Idgah Agra Junction. The city is well connected by train services to all the important cities in India. There are many super-fast express trains connecting Agra to Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
By Road: Agra can be reached by bus from major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Gwalior. Idgah Bus Stand, Taj Depot, Ford depot and Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) are some of the major Bus Stands in Agra which connect several other major cities of the country.