Agra is the city of Taj Mahal, an epitome of love and romance. A once capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra proudly owns three of the world heritage sights declared by UNESCO. With its strategic location on the banks of the River Yamuna, Agra is a melting pot of the ancient and the modern. Though modern amenities greet a tourist to Agra it is very easy to slip away here, through the centuries, into the grandeur and majesty of the Royal Mughals.
Agra is one of the most premium itineraries of any tourist in India. Replete with architectural and cultural wonders, it bears the testimony of the decades of frenzied building activity that different generations of rulers have endowed upon it. Though this city had always been the hub of religious and commercial activities, the Mighty Mughals, of whom Agra was the capital city, transformed it into a crux of power, valor, ambition, love, intrigue and glamour.
Situated in the rich alluvial plains of the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in western Uttar Pradesh, Agra lies about 200km southeast of Delhi. It is one of the rarest cities of the world that offers an overwhelming experience based on man-made marvels alone. Agra is the proud owner of three of the world heritage sites declared by UNESCO, namely, the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and above all, one among the Seven Wonders of the World, Tal Mahal.
Agra might appear to a first timer as a plethora of monuments, buildings and gardens; yet a closer look reveals an unparallel depth of the city and its culture. With the old world elegance, still on a stronghold, Agra with the Majestic Taj as its star attraction still holds the potential of enthralling a million hearts with a single glance