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.