The Taj of Northern India - Agra

Agra – is a quaint town located on the Delhi - Uttar Pradesh border. On Indian map, this city beholds an important place for many reasons. The city undoubtedly becomes a part of almost every North Indian itinerary and in fact one should say that journey to India would be considered incomplete if you haven’t paid a visit to Agra.

So what makes this city so popular amongst the others? Any guesses….. No wonder you got it right the city encompasses pieces of heritage which belong to a bygone era. One of the significant and the most important monument in Agra is Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site.

This Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and was constructed by Shahjahan for his beloved wife – Mumtaz Mahal. Other than Taj Mahal, the city withholds Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

Beyond Taj Mahal
Agra fort is just 2 kms from the Taj Mahal and is another example of Mughal architecture. You also cannot miss visiting Fatehpur Sikri which is a complex in itself.

Each stone of these monuments speaks aloud the story of their creation and turn pages of history taking you back to unseen days.

If you want to explore Agra, we would recommend you to take up the much famous Golden Triangle Tour India, which covers three most important destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Mathura, Vrindavan , Bharatpur bird sanctuary etc, forms an exciting excursions of Agra India. They tend to give a sumptuous feel to your journey to Agra.

Getting Involved
If you are seeking for shopping, the city showcases shops and markets from where you can collect souvenirs and artifacts.

Food in the city would be typically North Indian style. As far as foreign travelers are concerned, there are number of restaurants in the hotels and otherwise which caters to their needs. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t forget to gallop – ‘Petha’ , a much known sweet dish of Agra.

An overview or a summary of this article is “ You Would Miss Some Thing in Your Life, If you would not see Agra.”

Resource File

Specialty: Taj Mahal

Other Monuments:
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri

Getting there:
Airport : Kheria Airport, 6 kms
Road : Linked to all major cities
Rail: Connection to important cities via Agra Cantt, Agra fort station, Raja-Ki Mandi and Tundla

Shopping Areas:
Sadar Bazar
Kinari Bazar
Munro Road.

Restaurants :
Taj Khema (UPSTDC), Eastern Gate, Taj Mahal.
Dasha Prakesh (South Indian Restaurant), Balu Ganj.
Hot Bites Restaurant, Sadar Bazar.
Only Restaurant; 45 Taj road
Sonam Restaurant & Bar, 51 Taj Road.
Avadh Restaurant, Sanjay Place.
Kwality Restaurant, sadar Bazar.
Navratan Restaurant, Mughal Sheraton, Taj Gang.
Malika Restaurant, Hotal Man singh, Fatehabad Road.
Gazebo restaurant, M.G. Road.
Capri Resturant Hari Parvat.

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