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About Agra

Situated on the banks of River Yamuna and once the capital of Mughal, Agra is worldwide known for Taj Mahal. Agra is 210 Kms from Delhi and is connected by national highway no 2. Raja Badal Singh was known to be the founder of Agra who was a Sikarwar Rajput King. Badalgarh Fort was buit by Raja Badal Singh which is taken over by Mughals and reconstructed by red sandstone and is now known as Agra Fort. Agra is now one of the most famous tourist cities of India because of many heritage site of Mughal Period and its close proximity of other tourist places like Mathura, Vrindavan and Fatehpur Sikri.

Agra was ruled by many rulers but flourished during Mughal period when it was made capital of Mugal Emperor and was known as Akbrabad. Agra was ruled by Akbar Jahangir and Shahjehan. Agra was also a center of learning of art, culture, commerce and religion. Agra has hot summers, pleasant winters and a monsoon season. The best time to visit Agra is during Mid September to early April.

Places of Tourist Interest

Agra Fort – Once under Sikarwar Rajput and known as Badalgarh, Agra fort was become the capital of Akbar in 1558. Akbar re constructed the fort by sandstone with 1444000 workers and it was completed in 1573.

Taj Mahal during sunset, the colours of sunset and white marble makes Taj Mahal an amazing site. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the momory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal is one of the masterpiece of Mughal architecture.

Visit Fatehpur Sikri – constructed in 1500 by Sikriwal Rajputs and later captured by Akbar. This was the capital of Akbar from 1571 to 1585. You can visit Shrine of Seikh Salim Chisti, Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid and Panch Mahal.

Akbars Tomb - The resting place of Mughal Emperor Akbar located 13 Kms from Agra on Agra Delhi highway. The monument was planned by Akbar himself and was completed by his son Jahangirin 1613.

Itimad Ud Daulah - Built by Empress Noor Jahan for her Father also known as Baby Taj. Located on the bank of river Yamuna the garden and water courses make this mausoleum a beautiful site.

How to Reach

By Air - Agra has an airport which is presently closed for commercial flights.

By Road - Agra is connected by road from Major Cities like Jaipur, Karpur Lucknow, Delhi & Gwalior through national highways and state highways. A new Expressway from Delhi is under construction which will reduce the driving time from Delhi

By Train - Agra is on main Indian Railway route which is connected by Delhi and other major cities of India.