City of Taj Mahal

Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the world, and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra. Long favorite of our travelers, Agra is elegant, well paced and comprehensive in its beauty and grandeur. Adorned by the emphatic beauty of the Taj Mahal, and enduringly stylish in its ambience, Agra is culturally, religiously and geographically the epicenter of Mughal history and its opulence. The city's history can be traced back to the very roots of Hinduism in India, but it was Sikandar Lodhi in 1501 AD, who consolidated his empire by building a fort and laying out the city of Agra. After the reign of the Babar and a line of other Mughal rulers like Humayan and Akbar, Agra became a prominent part of the Mughal culture that has bent to many winds yet remained deeply rooted. Agra is still a hugely important artery in almost every travel itinerary in India. For many a trip to Agra is an implausible history class or a crash course in culture and religion of an era that still manages to impress us.  The city allows easy ramblings amid beautiful buildings and medieval fabulous monuments like the Agra Fort, Sikandra, Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb, Fatehpur Sikri and most importantly, the Taj Mahal.

Attractions in Agra, around and from Agra

  • Agra Fort The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565, A.D. although additions were made till the time of his grandson Shah Jehan.

  • Chini Ka Rauza Situated at a distance of 1 km north of Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb, Chini ka Rauza is the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah of Shiraz, a scholar and poet who was the Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Sh

  • Fatehpur Sikri All the indispensable treats of solitude can be savored on the journey to Fatehpur Sikri. The uncanny experience of walking around this ghost town, arches of sandstone, empty courtyards and buildings

  • Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb Part of the fascination of Agra is its incredible cultural wealth, so beautifully evident in the form of medieval Mughal tombs, one of which is the amazing tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah.

  • Mariams Tomb Mariams tomb is located on the left side of Agra-Mathura road, to the west of Akbars tomb, Sikandara. The tomb houses the mortal remains of Mariam Zamani, a Rajput Princess of Amber (Jaipur) and the w

  • Sikandra At Sikandra, situated at a distance of about 5 miles from the city of Agra, the great ruler rests within a monument that inspires awe at the very first gander of it. This massive structure is the hall

  • Taj Mahal Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful masterpieces of architecture in the world. Built by a grief stricken Emperor Shah Jehan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.