Lying on the bank of river Yamuna, Agra city is world famous for its seventh wonder - Taj Mahal - besides another two important heritage monuments Red Fort, Jehangir Palace and Fatehpur Sikri. In fact, Agra and Taj Mahal are synonymous of each other. In the early morning when the sun dawns gently over the Taj Mahal, the city presents a royal spectacle.

Agra, or the city of the Taj, as it is known all over the world, forms the first destination on the itinerary of most travelers coming into India. The writings during the Mahabharta age refer to Agra as Agravana. Records prior to this refer Agra as Arya Griha or the abode of the Aryans. The whole city of Agra contains majestic monuments that speak the greatness of bygone era. Much of Agra's impressive past lives in evidence even today. The older city of Agra has retained much of its resplendent history captivating every visitor with fond memories to take back home.

Attractions in Agra

What one can do in Agra

Agra is famous for its fabulous work handicrafts, made of marble and soft stone inlay work. Besides inlay work, Agra has an excellent collection of leather ware, brassware, metal ware, carpets and Jewellery. Petha and gazak are the two signature sweets of Agra. The main shopping areas of the city are Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar, and Raja-Ki-Mandi etc.

How To Reach Agra

There are many trains that run from Delhi to Agra like Shatabdi Express, and Taj Express. Those desirous to travel by bus have ample choice. They can board bus from Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Gwalior and Jhansi. If one intends to travel by air, then it will be just 30 minutes affair.

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