Agra is easily accessible from the main cities of India. Delhi is the major city that can be connected to Agra by bus, train, or airplane.While travelling in Agra, it will benefit tourists to carry a map of Agra with them to know more about the city and reach their destination quickly.
History of Agra
The place is a splendid site for the three UNESCO world Heritage sites like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. It has seen many battles since the time of Mahmud of Ghazni. It is largely recognized as a city of the Mughul Empire. Although the city has been founded much before the time of Sikardar Lodi, Agra came into light during the 1504. Since then many great rulers like Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and later the British took over Agra.
Agra tourist attractions
The first and the most attractive of all the attractions is the Taj Mahal that was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife. It is the most graceful and extravagant monument found in India. It is built with pure white marble that takes different shades at the different times of the day. It is best seen in the full moon night when the monument shines with its white silver glory.
Agra fort is a huge fort built in red stone in the year 1565 by Akbar. The fort had over 500 buildings in which many were made of marble. At that period river Yamuna touched the fort and that is why the fort had many Ghats so that good could be brought in and out of the fort. The fort has great palaces that boast of its richness and its great walls speak a lot about the power and the might of the kind.
The best time to visit places in Agra is from October to March when the climate is pleasant. Agra has more to it than just the Taj Mahal. The people here are quite helpful and are famous for the diverse religious beliefs. There are people of different religions like Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhist and Sikhs. The Taj Mahotsav takes place in the month of February, which displays the real culture of Agra.
Blogs about Agra
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Last Updated on : May 8, 2015