Agra is a major district of Uttar Pradesh. It is arranged on the banks of the waterway Yamuna.

This city is the most important city for the tourism industry.

Agra is the third-biggest city of Uttar Pradesh.

  It is an important heritage among the historical heritage of the world.

Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world.

Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri are the most valuable heritage of Agra, these buildings are also included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.

History

The city of Agra was settled by Alexander Lodi in 1504. That is why it was considered very important for the Mughal Empire. Agra’s Taj Mahal was built about 365 years ago.

The Taj Mahal was built in 1454 during the reign of the Emperor. Agra was the favorite place of the Mughals, so many Mughals made Agra their capital and ruled from here.

Many buildings were built in Agra during the Mughal period itself, which still exists today.

In 1803, Agra became under the British Raj and in 1835, the British made Agra their main administrative center and established a military cantonment here.

How to Reach Agra

It is very easy to reach Agra because all the facilities are available here, the bus station, railway station, and airport are all available and the distance from Delhi to Agra is only 235 kilometers.

By Bus

Agra By Road is connected to all major cities of the country and almost all the nearby cities of the country have a direct bus service from Agra. There is a regular bus service from Delhi to Agra.

By Train

Agra is also connected to various places in the country by rail route. There are frequent trains to Agra from different places of the country.

For more details about Trains to Agra visit: www.irctc.co.in

By Air

Due to the airport in Agra, you can also come to Agra by Air and you can go anywhere in Agra for a local ride from the airport.

Places to visit in Agra

Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is said to be a symbol of love. The beauty of the Taj Mahal, which is spread over 60 bighas of the area is unique.

The Taj Mahal is an exemplary illustration of Mughal design. Taj Mahal Shahjahan built-in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

the goods used in the construction of the Taj Mahal were brought from many countries like Tibet, Afghanistan, China, etc. It is believed that thousands of elephants were used to carry the construction material

The entry ticket you have to take to see the Taj Mahal is ₹ 50 but in ₹ 50 you cannot see the Taj Mahal up close. To see the Taj Mahal very closely, you have to take a ticket for ₹ 250.

There are 3 gates for entry into the Taj Mahal, from where you can enter the Taj Mahal. The families of the laborers who built the Taj Mahal are still live in The south gate of the Taj Mahal.

Timing to visit Taj Mahal

If you are coming to Taj Mahal in summer, then you come in the early morning around 6:00 am, you will get good weather and you visit the Taj Mahal comfortably, due to the extreme heat during the day, you may have trouble walking here in the afternoon.

Opening and closing time of Taj Mahal

The opening time of Taj Mahal is early morning 6:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm

 The Taj Mahal has 16 gardens and 53 fountains.

Eatables in Taj Mahal

You can find many shops to eat and drink here and you can also find the famous petha here easily.

Agra Fort or Red Fort

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Agra Fort or Red Fort is another famous historical building of Agra. Agra Fort itself is a fortress in which the entire city at one time was inhabited.

This Red Fort, built by Akbar in 1573, was the stronghold of the Mughals until 1638. Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, Angoori Bagh, Jahangir Mahal, Deewane Aam, Deewane Khas, etc. have many places to see in this palace.

You will have to take a ticket of ₹ 50 for entry into Agra Fort. Seeing Agra Fort, you will feel that you have come during the Mughal period, the building here is made of full red stone.

From Agra Fort, you can see Yamuna Taj Mahal and the gardens there.

Mehtab Bagh

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Mehtab Bagh is located north of Taj Mahal. Spread over an area of 90000 square meters, this lush green garden gives a wonderful view of the Taj Mahal.

Which part was built on the orders of the Mughal ruler Babur.

The view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh is very beautiful, very few tourists are reaching Mehtab Bagh, so you can spend some time sitting here in a peaceful manner.

Mehtab Bagh has many types of flowers which are very beautiful and were in the river Yamuna between Mehtab Bagh and Taj Mahal.

Itmad Ud Daulah

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There is a mausoleum in Itmad Ud Daulah. Which was completed in 1628. Many tourists coming to this place. The entry ticket here is ₹ 30. This Place also Located on the banks of Yamuna.

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Sur Sarovar Bird Century

Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is situated on Delhi Agra Highway which is a very good place for bird lovers.

Sur Sarovar Bird Century near Pritam Lake has a variety of herons, cranes, and Ducks can see other beautiful birds. The months of November to March are the best season for bird watching.

Mariam’s Tomb

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The mausoleum of Queen Maryam, wife of Mughal emperor Akbar, was built by Maryam’s son Jahangir in memory of his mother, the beautiful figures built on this building reflect the glory and beauty of the bygone era.

This tomb exists in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra.

Akbar‘s Tomb

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There is another scenic building in the Sikandra area of Agra. This place is the tomb of Akbar where the world-famous Mughal ruler Akbar is buried.

The foundation of this memorial was laid by Akbar himself which was completed by his son Jahangir. This building is 5 stories and is mainly made of red stone.

Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri is located at some distance from Agra. This small town is historically very important.

It is the attraction of the city settled by the Mughals. The main attraction here is the strong skyscraper “Buland Darwaja”.

Jama Masjid of Fatehpur Sikri, the tomb of Salim Chishti, and the palace of Jodha Bai are also very popular.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid stands in front of Agra Fort. Jama Masjid, which is one of the largest masjid in the country, known for its beautiful construction, this masjid was opened by Shah Jahan in 1648.

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