Best Things to do in Agra

Best Things to do in Agra

Agra

Welcome
to Agra

Fact & figure
  • State : Uttar Pradesh.
  • Area : 87 km²
  • Population : 15.9 lakhs (2011)
  • Language : Bhojpuri, Hindi, English.
  • Attractions : Temple, Ghats And museums.
  • Rainfall : 745 mm.
  • Altitude : 171
  • Monsoon : July till September.
  • Best time to visit : November to February.

Basic Info and history about Agra.

Located on the banks of the river Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh, and is the most beautiful city of India. The city is known for its famous Mughal era monuments which speaks of the ancient reign of the Mughal rulers. Apart from that, Agra is even known for its old markets and traditional handcrafted souvenirs which can be bought by the visitors at a reasonable price.
Agra gained its importance during the rule of the Mughals. Agra was the first capital of the Mughal reign and was favored by the Mughals. Some of the most famous monuments of Agra are TajMahal, the Agra Fort and FatehpurSIkhri. These places come under the UNESCO World Heritage sites and are therefore maintained with high care. The TajMahal is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is known as the symbol of love. People from all over the world, come to see the beauty of the Taj built with pure white marble and consists of the tomb of Mumtaz, the beloved wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The ItimadUdDaulah is another Mughal monument which was built by Noor Jahan, the Queen of Emperor Jahangir and is often considered as Baby Taj.
Agra was previously named as Akbarabad under the rule of the Mughal Emperors. The whole Mughal Dynasty can be seen in Agra through the monuments that is built in here. Apart from that, one can find amazing Mughal cuisines in here with a twist of the Indian spices. Agra was the place where the Radhaswami Faith had started. The Radhswami Faith has around million followers right now and it all began in Agra. One can easily find some of the best handcrafted souvenirs in the old bazars of Agra which are worthy to be bought. The place is full of Mughal monuments and one can simply not get bored while in Agra.

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