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INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM IN AGRA, INDIA

Wish to realize a dream vacation? Welcome to the amazing tourism city of the TajMahal - Agra, India. The seat of the great Mughal rulers for ages Agra, India offers its treasure trove for all the tourists from India and abroad. Even though Agra, India is synonymous with the Taj, the city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity of the Mughals. TajMahal is the epitome of love, poem in white marble, one of the Seven Wonders of the World besides being the pride of India. In fact all the monuments of Agra, India have contributed to Agra Tourism. Terrific Agra Packages from us will ensure you plan your Agra Travel soon. Delhi to Agra to Jaipur make the famous Golden Triangle tour of India.

Agra Fact File
LanguageHindi and Urdu
Best time to visitWinter
STD Code0562

History of Agra

History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era's history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.

Five Must See Tourism Places in Agra, India

Taj Mahal: Tourism Spot in Agra

Gateway of Taj Mahal The most famous of the monuments of Agra, India is the TajMahal. TajMahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love. TajMahal of Agra is a monument built by emperor Shah Jahan In the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal. TajMahal expresses the magnificence of Mughal architecture. The Taj has done wonders to Agra Tourism. Taj is a must in each one of the Agra packages offered by us. Agra to Jaipur is an interesting package option.

Agra Fort: Tourism Spot in Agra

Agra Fort Besides the TajMahal amongst the other famous monuments of Agra, India is the Agra Fort. Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Agra Tourism would be incomplete without this monument. Most of the Agra packages offered by us take you to the Agra Fort. Agra to Jaipur is the usual choice in pacakges.

Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb: Tourism Spot in Agra

It is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra. This monument of Agra is usually included in all the Agra packages. Travel from Agra to Jaipur is usually taken up by many tourists.

Agra Akbar's Tomb: Tourism Spot in Agra

The tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar is worth visiting. Akbar's tomb is a mixture of many architectural styles and completely different from earlier Mughal Buildings. Visit to this monuments of Agra is esential to make your Agra tour complete. Visit to this monument is generally a part of the Agra packages

Fatehpur Sikri: Tourism Spot near Agra

Famously known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal Emperor. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins. many a Agra packages include a trip to Fatehpur Sikri also.

Five Best Hotels in Agra, India - Agra Fact File for Hotels

Hotel Amar Villas, Agra Amarvilas

Amarvilas is a hotel where you can see the glimpses of the Mughal lifestyle. You can enjoy the view of TajMahal even while lying on your bed. Amarvilas also provides the excellent conference facilities. Agra Tourism has been promoted immensely by this luxurious hotel.

Jaypee Palace Hotel

Jaypee Palace hotel is an excellent combination of ancient Mughal architecture and the modern amenities. Jaypee Palace is a place where you will get everything best you can expect for your comfort.

Hotel Mughal Sheraton

Hotel Mughal Sheraton is a perfect place to stay for the lovers of luxury & comfort. Hotel Mughal Sheraton is a recipient of prestigious 'Aga Khan' award for its architecture. The hotel also provides excellent conference and recreation facilities. Tennis, Golf and many other outdoor games are available.

Hotel Taj View

As the name suggests you can get the panoramic view of Taj from hotel windows. Hotel Taj View provides the excellent dining facilities and holds the only 24 hrs multi-cuisine restaurant.

Hotel Clarks Shiraz

Hotel Clarks Shiraz is a deluxe hotel equipped with all modern amenities along with the conference facilities and dining.

Five Best Budget Hotels in Agra, India- Agra Fact File for Hotels

Hotel Mansingh Palace

Hotel Mansingh Palace provides the services wrapped in luxury. Hotel Mansingh Palace is a budget hotel equipped with excellent facilities including three multi-cuisine restaurants, Fitness Center and swimming pool.

Hotel Amar

A budget hotel, that provides the excellent accommodation and other amenities to make your stay in Agra comfortable. Along with good restaurant it also houses a bar.

Deedar-e-Taj

Deedar-e- Taj provides the state of the art interiors and the excellent dining facilities in a revolving restaurant. It also provides the bar and coffee shop.

Hotel Kant

Want to have a home away from home, hotel Kant is waiting for you. Hotel Kant is a place to enjoy the luxury at affordable rates; Along with good dining facilities including Chinese, Indian and continental food. At the back of the hotel are splashing grrenlawn and enjoy the evening with a cup of coffee/tea.

Hotel Amar Yatri Niwas

Hotel Amar Yatri Niwas is a govt. approved hotel where accommodation is available at low cost. The biggest advantage of Hotel Amar Yatri Niwas is that it lies in the close vicinity of the wonder Of the World- TajMahal.

Five Best Weekend Getaways From Agra, India - Agra Fact File for Weekend Getaways

Agra to Jaipur is an interesting journey. Agra to Jaipur makes an angle of the Golden triangle tour of India.

Mathura: Weekend Getaway from Agra

The birthplace of Lord Krishna (an important Hindu deity) is a perfect place to visit; if you are a religious minded person and want to know more about Hindu religion. Mathura is a land of temples and saints. It is merely at a distance of 45 km from Agra.

Vrindavan: Weekend Getaway from Agra

Vrindavan is another place related to Lord Krishna, it is a place filled with temples. According to Hindu ythology Vrindavan is a place where Lord Krishna had spent most of his childhood days.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary: Weekend Getaway from Agra

Bharatpur plays a host to thousand of bird species around the globe. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is an excellent place to enjoy the company of chirping birds migrated here from all over the globe.

Gokul: Weekend Getaway from Agra

It is a place near Mathura suitable for a weekend getaway from Agra. There are many places with some legends related about the childhood of Lord Krishna.

Dayal Bagh: Weekend Getaway from Agra

A place related to Radha Swami faith, it houses the samadhi of the founder of the faith 'Swamiji Maharaj'.

Tourism-of-India.com provides complete information about Agra tourism. Tourism-of-India.com offers various tour packages to make your visit comfortable. You can pick the one that suits you most.

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