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Taj Mahal - AgraAgra, located on the banks of river Yamuna,in the state of Uttar pradesh, India, has a continental climate, with long, hot summers from March to September. During summers dry winds (loo) blow in this region. Agra is also prone to dense fog during the winter months of December & January.

A major tourist destination, Agra is best visited in the months of October, November, February and March.

As of the 2001 Indian census, Agra had a population of 1,326,000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Agra has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 86% males literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Hindi is spoken by virtually everyone; English and Urdu are also spoken.


It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate founded Agra in the year 1504. After the Sultan's death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. He ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Babar in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - AgraThe most famous of the monuments of Agra, India is the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love. Built by a grief stricken Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal , the Taj Mahal has a structural elegance and pristine beauty that has been rarely matched

Sikandra Fort

Sikandra Fort - AgraThe greatest of the Mughal emperors, Akbar was quite right in the head. His contributions to Agra city and the nation are par excellence. Akbar during his life time planned and carried out many important projects that covered broad institutions like arts, literature, religion, architecture and statesmanship. Sikandra Fort is one example that roughly gives an idea of the emperors foresight. The tomb of Sikandra Fort was built by Akbar himself during his life time. Emperor Jehangir, Akbar's son, continued the project which ultimately led to the foundation of the Sikandra Fort complex.


Itmad-Ud-Daulah - AgraItmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . Often described as 'jewel box', sometimes called the Baby Taj , the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah is often regarded as a "draft" of the Taj Mahal.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri - AgraFamously 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.

How To Reach
By Train Kheria Airport is 6 km from Agra. From the International Airport at Delhi, Agra is 220km.

By Road Connection to important cities from Agra Cantt, Agra fort station, Raja-Ki Mandi and Tundla. Important trains for Agra are: 2001/2002 Shatabdi Exp (Delhi -Bhopal); 2179/2180 Taj Exp(H. Nizamuddin-Agra/Gwalior); 2615/2616 G.I. Exp (Delhi-Madras); 4677/4678 Jhelum Exp (Jammu tawi-Pune); 847771/ 8478 Kalinga Utkal Exp.

By Air Buses ply to all major cities. Some important road distances from Agra are Delhi-204km Bharatpur-57 km lucknow-369km Mathura-54km Nainital-353km, varanasi-605km, Khajuraho-400km.




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