Agra Activities

Top sights in Agra

Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh,India. It finds mention in the epic Mahabharata when it was called Agrabana, or Paradise. Tradition and legend ascribe the present city of Raja Badal Singh (around 1475) whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present Fort.

However, the 12th century Persian poet Salman writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by one King Jaipal, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.It was ruled by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in the year 1506. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major Agra tourist places because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous around the world as a best places to visit in Agra.

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Agra is a medieval city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of Delhi Sultanate founded it 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.

In the year 1556, the great Hindu warrior,Hemu Vikramaditya also known as Hem Chander Vikramaditya won Agra as Prime Minister cum Chief of Army of Adil Shah of Afgan Sur Dynasty. The commander of Humayun / Akbar's forces in Agra was so scared of Hemu that he ran away from Agra without the fight. This was Hemu's 21st continuous win, who later on won Delhi

City Of Dreams Agra

Agra is 206 kilometres to the south of the Indian capital New Delhi. Agra is the fourth-most populous city in Uttar Pradesh.The golden age of the city began with the Emperor's Mughals. He was known then as The Great Akbar and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan later shifted his capital to Shahjahanabad in the year 1649.

There are so many tourist places in Agra to visit like seventh wonder of the world Like Symbole Of Love Known as "Taj Mahal", Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and so on and also you can do many activities in Agra during your trip to Agra.

Experiencing Agra:

Most people spend just one night in Agra and this is enough time to visit the Taj Mahal- you'll want to allow at least 2-3 hours, and the company of a government-licenced guide is strongly recommended- as well as Agra Fort and the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, often referred to as the 'Baby Taj'. While sunrise and sunset at the Taj can be remarkable if the skies are clear, this is not often the case in winter, so consider visiting either mid-afternoon or mid-morning and avoiding some of the crowds. The Taj is particularly busy at weekends, so this is worth factoring in if you're in Agra on a Saturday or Sunday.

If you have time, 2 nights, and a full day, in Agra opens up a whole range of other options. The quick nature of many tourist visits to Agra means that the old city area remains, again relatively, little-visited by tourists and retains a huge amount of atmosphere and tradition. A walking tour here, particularly early in the morning or in the evening, is sure to be very memorable. Another wonderful option is a countryside tour , visiting the area adjacent to the Taj where subsistence farmers live a very traditional life in the shadows of the Taj, but seemingly a world away from one of the most famous sights on Earth. E-bike or standard bicycle- on paths, not roads- is a great way to experience this area and is best done early in the morning.

Further visits from Agra can include the unique and beautiful Deeg 'water palace', a 70km drive away, or additional time at Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur, a fantastic place to see a wide array of resident and migratory bird species. Also near to Agra is the widely visited Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned Mughal capital which is usually visited en route to or from Jaipur