About Agra

Agra’s magnificent white marble “Taj Mahal” stands like a bulbous beacon, drawing tourists like moths to a wondrous flame. Despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard.

Agra is famous all over the world for its world heritage buildings and monuments and especially for The Taj Mahal. Agra had a glorious history. It is also mentioned in epic The Mahabhartha as Agrevana but its history generally recognized with Mughal Empire. Agra is erstwhile capital of India. It is known all around the world for The Taj Mahal which symbolizes immortal love story of a king and queen. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Its took 20 years to complete and 22 thousands worker were involved in its construction. Other famous world heritage buildings of Agra are Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Itma-Ud-Daulah and many more.Agra India Tourism is an online web site of travel agency which provides tour packages to visit Agra and be a witness of it’s glorious history. Agra India tourism promotes agra tourism. It provides Agra tour packages, same day agra tour, Taj Mahal tour packages and many more tour packages for Agra Tour as well as other part of India.

The city of Agra is famous for its exceptional monuments and buildings. Tourists and history freaks have endless love for the city
In 1501, Sultan Sikander Lodi established his capital here, but the city fell into Mughal hands in 1526, when Emperor Babur defeated the last Lodi sultan at Panipat, 80km north of Delhi. Agra reached the peak of its magnificence between the mid-16th and mid-17th centuries during the reigns of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. During this period the fort, the Taj Mahal and other major mausoleums were built. In 1638 Shah Jahan built a new city in Delhi, and his son Aurangzeb moved the capital there 10 years later.

General Information

Area: 188.40 km2

Altitude: 554ft above sea level

Climet: 45°C (113°F) ( summer )
14º Celsius ( winter )

Languges: Hindi, English, Braj Bhasha

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