The heritage city Agra is situated on the banks of River Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 200 km south from National capital, New Delhi. The city of Agra is linked with Mughal dynasty and its various rulers. Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi.
Ideally set on the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is a city of monuments and heritage. If there is one thing that can describe Agra itís no doubt the magnificent Taj Mahal. The epitome of love the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan, which makes it one of the major tourist attractions in the world. Agra is both an educational and business center, known for its handicrafts and craftsmen. Visitors can explore more about Agra tour.
Visit various tourist attractions during Agra Delhi Tour and grab countless memories visiting the attractions in Agra.
Built by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal is the crowing glory of Agra and of India on a large. More than 20,000 laborers were employed to construct Taj Mahal for about 20 years starting from 1632. Counted among the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is the ultimate realization of Emperor Shah Jahanís dream. Let the elegant architecture and charm of Taj Mahal enchant you during Agra Delhi Tour.
Made up of red stone, Agra Fort is another famous monument in Agra. Initial construction of Agra Fort was started by Akbar in 1565. Flattened on the east with a long wall facing the river, Agra Fort is of crescent shape. Itís interesting to know that the layout of the fort was determined by the course of the river. The fort has a perimeter of 2.4 km with a most of 9 m wide and 10 m deep surrounds the outer wall of the fort.
Sikandra Fort is situated only 13 km from Agra Fort. It is known as the resting place of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. In the Sikandra Fort, you will see Akbarís carved red sandstone tomb amidst a lush green garden. According to people, Akbar himself chose this site for his tomb. It was Akbarís son Jahangir who later completed the construction of the tomb in 1613.
Get an insight in to the past with a visit to the royal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Akbar built this new capital when the prophecy of the birth of a male royal heir came true. Fatehpur Sikri houses a number of gateways and majestic palaces all built in red sandstone. Donít forget to visit Fatehpur Sikri Weekend Tour.
Excursions from Agra
There are a number of excursions to choose from during Weekend Tour. Mathura is located at a distance of about 50 km, Bharatpur is situated at a distance of about 62 km and National Chambal Safari is at a distance of about 86 km. Rest assure of having a gala time going on excursions to these places.
By Road: Delhi - Agra via Mathura (NH 2).
By Rail: Bhopal Shatabdi Morning (2 hrs), Taj Express (4 hrs)
By Air: Delhi to Agra in 40 minutes.