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AGRA

place Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Overview

Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Agra mount a large bend along the holy Yamuna River. The fort and the Taj, 2km apart, both overlook the river on different parts of the bend. The main train and bus stations are a few kilometres southwest.

The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums, and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces). The downside comes in the form of hordes of rickshaw-wallahs, touts, unofficial guides and souvenir vendors, whose persistence can be infuriating at times.

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Location highlights

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Places to visit in Agra 

  • TAJ MAHAL -17th-century, Mughal-style, marble mausoleum with minarets, a mosque & famously symmetrical gardens.
  • AGRA FORT- Richly decorated semi-circular red sandstone fort complex with double ramparts and monuments.
  • MEHTAB BAUG - Mughal-era gardens with famed Taj view
  • TOMB OF AKBAR THE GREAT- Akbar's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal emperor, Akbar and an important Mughal architectural masterpiece
Best time to Visit Agra:

October to March: The best time to visit Agra is between autumn and winter as by this time.
August to October: August marks the beginning of monsoon in Agra and is a great time to witness the Taj Maha.