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Discover Agra
AGRA TRAVEL - THE HISTORY
220 kilometers from India's capital city of New Delhi, AGRA is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna. It is this city that is home to the fabled mausoleum the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved queen, the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.
Location Uttar Pradesh, India
Languages Spoken English, Hindi
Best Season September - March Taj Mahotsav

Taj Mahotsav Agra is a ten-day event that is celebrated on 18th February every year. This event is as vivacious as it gets. The best of Indian Crafts and cultural nuances find place here. Taj Mahotsav at Agra India is held at Shilpgram.
As a matter of fact, the best of Indian arts, crafts and culture are displayed here. You will also love the folk music, shayari i.e. poetry and classical dance performances whatsoever

One of the most illustrious of events is the Ram Barat that celebrates the marriage or wedding ceremony of the Hindu god Ram.
The city of Agra wears a festive look as it is geared up for the Ram Barat or Hindu god Ram's wedding procession. The marriage procession of Sri Ram is held every year during the Ramlila celebrations in Agra and each year a new locality of the town is chosen and is elaborately decorated and is made fit for holding a royal and pompous wedding.

TAJ MAHAL
Agra Tour offers yoTaj Mahalu one of the seven wonders of the world , the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan symbolising his eternal love for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who was snatched away by the cruel hands of death in 1630, bearing him his fourteenth child . This enchanting mausoleum laid in 1½ acres of geometric gardens and waterways, which took 22 years (1631-1652 A.D) to complete , is the crowning glory of Mughal architecture in India.

Travel Agra the city, which was at the zenith of its development during Mughal rule in India in the reigns of the Emperors Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan (1556-1658 A.D) . During this period Agra became a world leader in art, architecture, science, commerce and culture. Taj Mahal is close on every friday.

Some of the major tourist attractions in the Agra city include :-

AGRA FORTAgra Fort
This impressive red standstone fort was built by Akbar between 1565-1573 A.D. Replete with gateways, pillared halls , mosques, marble trellises and geomatric gardens , the Fort represents Mughal architecture at its peak.



FATEHPUR SIKRI

Fateh Pur Sikri
Built by Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D, one of the most extraordinary medieval cities of India, the imperial Fatehpur Sikri is famous for its citadel of grand courts, palaces, mosques and gardens that rivaled the splendors of Delhi and Agra.



SIKANDRASikandra
The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architecture in a superlative fusion. Completed in 1613 A.D, this is one of the best preserved monuments of the time.




ITMAD-UD-DAULAH'S
Itmad-ud-daulahBuilt between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Nur Jahan for her father, boasts of marble trellis work and inlaid with-precious stones, this mausoleum on the opposite bank of the Yamuna from the Taj, exhibits a strong Persian influence.