Information about Agra

Information about Agra, Agra is a city which became popular because of TAJMAHAL. However, it is offering a lot more things to explore like Agra fort, amazing markets, local cuisine etc. Agra has a rich history, tradition and culture which reflect numerous monuments around the city. This city comes from the mythological era, where the epic Mahabharata refer Agra as ‘AGRAVANA’ meaning paradise in Sanskrit. The Modern Agra was founded by SIKANDAR Lodi, ruler of the Lodi dynasty in the 16th century. It was when Shah JAHAN lowered the throne of MUGHAL that Agra reached the zenith of architectural beauty.

The town is located in the western part of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Yamuna River. Although the wonderful fascination of TAJ MAHAL attracts people from all over the world to Agra, it is not an autonomous attraction. The city offers a fascinating trail of tombs and mausoleums to explore. Acclaimed for his luxury trades, such as work (marble inlay), rugs and leather goods, and the delicious PETHA, Agra also caters well to shopaholics and foodies.

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Monument and places to explore (Information about Agra)

TAJMAHAL

TAJ MAHAL is one of the three World Heritage Sites in India. Set in a serene Mughal garden, the monument stands on an elevated marble platform, with its back to the Yamuna River. The four sides of the TAJ MAHAL show perfect symmetry and feature stunning vaulted arches adorned with marble scrolls, and Qur’an verses in calligraphy using inlaid jasper. This masterpiece is one of the most popular monuments all over the world. Moreover, it is the most visited places in India through photographers, visitors. Explores and foreign tourists as well.

MEHTAB BAGH

It is located on the bank of the Yamuna River and behind the TAJ MAHAL. This park was originally built by Emperor Babur as the last series of the 11 parks on the Bank of Yamuna. The garden complex, square in shape, measures approximately 300 by 300 meters and is perfectly aligned with the TAJ MAHAL on the opposite bench.

Agra Fort

Agra for is just wonderful as TAJMAHAL. This monument is few km far from TAJMAHAL. People those are visiting Agra they must go and visit Agra fort. They have used Red sand stone for making it and it has an awesome history. Inside the fort there are many objects which is the witness of amazing Indian history.