Agra is an ancient city on the banks of the River Yamuna. It finds mention in the Mahabharata but gained importance as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 - 1658. It is on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit with Delhi and Jaipur. It is famous for its Mughal architecture and for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal - a monument of incredible elegance and architectural perfection. Agra has many other famous archeological sites and is famous for its marble inlay work and its leather industry that manufactures shoe uppers for some of the best shoe companies in the world.
Agra is like a storybook city that unravels the history of the Moghul empire as you visit one archeological wonder after another. It has much more than the spellbinding Taj Mahal. Akbar’s citadel, Fatehpur Sikri takes you through the everyday life of the royals at that time. The Agra Fort is another fascinating site to visit. And don’t forget to buy the specialities, Petha and Dal moth.
Agra is connected by rail to all major cities in India. It has very convenient connections from Delhi also.
Agra is connected by rail to all major cities in India. It has very convenient connections from Delhi also. Another important station for Agra is Tundla just 35 km from Agra.
Bus services, motorable highways and excellent expressways connect Agra with all major cities in India.
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