Agra Tour and Travel Guide
- State : Uttar Pradesh
- Best Time To Visit : October to March
- Languages Spoken : Hindi, English and Urdu
- Seasons : Summer (April-July), Winter (November-March), Monsoon (August-October)
- Religions : Hindu, Islamic, Jainism, Sikhism
- Temperature : (30 o C to 46 o C) & Winter (9.1 o C to 24 o C)
- Climate : Semiarid
- Cuisine : Mughal cuisines and different country foods
Agra is one of the most visited cities in the world and also called as “Taj City”. This place has always been popular all across the globe for attracting clients all around the globe who visit India on frequent basis or for the first time. Due to this reason, we are offering this wonderful Agra Travel Guide that allows you to get all round of information about the various tourist places in Agra. At the same time, we are also offering different types of India tour packages wherein you can visit famous tourist locations in Agra.Have a look at the below mentioned famous tourist places in Agra or places to visit in Agra that are must see places and form an integral part of Agra Tourism.
Agra is famous worldwide being the abode of “Taj Mahal” that is one of the most visited monuments in the whole world. It comes under the category of seven wonders of the world as well as declared as UNESCO World heritage site. Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture that combines different features from Islamic, Ottoman Turkish, Indian and Persian style of architecture. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. So, if you have been planning to visit Agra then you must see Taj Mahal to have a pleasant experience.
Agra Fort is made-up of red-sandstone and marble that is another great marvel of Mughal era. It was actually commissioned by Mughal emperor Akbar in the year 1565. This monument is listed as world heritage site and has been attracting huge number of tourists every year. It was earlier built as a military structure, but later on Mughla emperor Shah Jahan converted it into palace. Every year on Independence day (15th August), the prime minister of India hoists the national flag of India. Apart from Taj Mahal, it is another must-visit tourist attraction of Agra.
Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb (Baby Taj)
Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb is a highly renowned Mughal mausoleum that is famously known by different names like “jewel box”, “Babj Taj” and many others. It was constructed in between 1622-1628 and was commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir. for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. This tomb was primarily built with red-sandstone and marble decorations, in the second stage was made with pietra dura inlay and white marble. Baby Taj has huge cruciform garden with water courses, walkways and the walls are encrusted with semi-precious stone like cornelian, jasper, onyx, topaz and many more.
There is no availability of airport in Agra, you have to catch a train or bus from major cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Gwalior, Jhansi and many more to reach the Taj city of India.
Agra is very well-connected by rail service with all the major cities in India like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Jhansi and many more that enables you reach this beautiful city very easily.
To reach Agra, roadways is regarded as the most convenient option as this city is very well-connected with all the major cities in India like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Jhansi and many more. At the same time, by hiring car for rental service allows you to the see all the major tourist attractions in and around Agra.