Major Tourist Destination to Visit in Agra

Among the favorite tourist destination in India, the city Agra is standout amongst the most tourist target end due to its historical attractions. Considered as the blessed city, bejeweled by the renowned Mughal-era buildings, Agra lies on the banks of the river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh and its known as the "City of Palace".

Agra Tourism

An artistically designed tombs, intricately and beautifully architect buildings, its appealing average temperature adores million and millions of tourist throughout the year. Agra is one of the most appropriate places for the Architecture students. The city not only owns an excellent monument, forts, and palaces but also blessed with one of the Seven Wonders of the World-Taj Mahal. The city possess three UNESCO World Heritage Sites precisely; Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. In fact; all the monuments of Agra have contributed to Agra Tourism

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AgraOne of the seven wonder of the world, Taj Mahal is a representation of intimate romance. Erected by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in a memory of his beloved wife, the monument of volumes of a soul that is filled with love, the Symmetrical outlines and the most visited monument on the planet Taj Mahal is sparkling in the morning light. An extremely wonderful Taj Mahal, lies approximately 200 kilometers which is 125 miles from Delhi, it's a part of India's popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit. The weeklong Taj Mahotsav celebration happens at Shilpgram in Agra in the month of February, date 18-27 every year. The center of this celebration is on arts, crafts, Indian culture, and recreating the Mughal Era.

Timings: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. except Friday (it's closed for prayer). Moonlight Viewing: Open for from 8.30 p.m. until 12.30 am two days before and after each full moon.

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Agra Fort Considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the renowned Agra Fort lies 2.5 km northwest from, the Taj Mahal. The fort was built in 1565 by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar during Shah Jaha's era. Considered as one of the most tourist target place in Agra, the fort is artistically erected by the red sandstone and was renewed into a palace and brilliantly decorated by highly polished South Asia colored stones.

Timings: Open from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Entry: Rs.300 for foreign tourist and Rs.20 for Indian tourist.

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Fatehpur Sikri Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, UNESCO world Heritage Site also an Archaeological Survey of India, Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best conserved collections of Indian Mughal architecture.

Founded in the year of 1569, Fatehpur Sikri is situated 26 miles west of Agra. Known as one of the tourists most visited place in Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is an illustration of an exclusive Mughal designs and artworks and it's a home for the birth of navaratnas (9 jewels).

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Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb The famous Mughal Mausoleum tomb, Itmad-ud-Daulah's lies 11 Kms in the old city area of Agra. The tomb repeatedly described as a "jewel box" or "Baby Taj", Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb is the first tomb in India that is entirely made of Marble. The tomb is devoted to the Mirza Ghiyas Bagh (father of Mughal Emperor Jahangir wife Noor Jahan). Itmad-ud-Daulah's has a special position in the history. The walls of the mausoleum are assembled by white marble and ingrained with semi precious stones. In fact, the monument of both the father and mother of Noor Jahan rest side by side overlooks the River Yamuna.

Timings: Open all days from sunrise to sunset.
Entry: Rs.110 for foreign tourist and Rs.10 for Indian tourist.

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Memtabh Bagh The Mehtab Bagh Garden lies north of the world seven wonder- Taj Mahal monument and opposite to the Yamuna River, in the flood plains.The garden was the last of eleven Mughal-built gardens. Known as the "The Moonlight Garden", Mehtab Bagh is one of the most target places for visitors in Agra city. Today, the garden revealed a giant octagonal tank furnished with 25 fountains, a diminutive central tank and a Baradari on the east. The garden opens from Sunrise to Sunset.

Entry: Citizens of India- Rs. 5

Top Famous Resort & Hotels

Being a city with rich artistic, chronological, architectural and religious places, Agra seized countless numbers of tourists every year. Today, the beautiful city, Agra offers many relaxing, unwinding and fun resort, hotels and getaways for the travelers. The Taj Resorts Hotel, The Oberoi Amarvilas, Joshi Resort, Ray of Maya Retreat & Resorts, The Orchha Resort are some of the most amazing unwind hotels.
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1: Agra is popular only because of world famous Taj Mahal. Agra also famous for other historical monuments like Tomb of Akbar, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri etc. Book your flight tickes here REHLAT for your next travel trip to Agra.
Posted by: Adamalvin - 28 Mar, 2016