The city of Agra is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of a sacred river- the Yamuna which is a major river, ultimately
turns into a tributary of the Ganga and joins Ganga at Allahabad (Prayagraj). With two million inhabitants, Agra is the third largest
city in its state. The rainy season begins in June and ends in September, with temperatures rising between 40 ° C and 45 ° C in the
summer. Despite its small size, Agra attracts several million visitors a year, making it the top tourist destination in India, largely
thanks to the magnificent and renowned Taj Mahal. The splendid architecture of Agra and its glorious monuments reveal its rich past. The
Mughal ruler Babur made Agra its capital in 1526 and for a century, a remarkable architectural journey could unfold.
There are very few cities in the world that have a history as rich as the city of Agra. The city of Taj Mahal is the most famous tourist destination of India. Located on the Yamuna River, Agra is part of the great "Northern Indian Plains". If you decide to travel to the great historical city of Agra and move on Agra Day Tour, you will discover why the Taj Mahal is considered to be "the love of a man incarnated in stone". The Taj Mahal is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in the world. Considered the most extravagant monument ever built by a lover, this sublime Mughal mausoleum has become the tourist emblem of India. For Rabindranath Tagore, the first noble laureate of India, Taj Mahal was "a tear on the cheek of time."
Agra day tour packages though revolve around world famous Taj Mahal but also include visits to many other
historical monuments like Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Sikandara, Mehtab Bagh etc. The imposing Agra Fort & Palace of red sandstone was built by
Mughal ruler Akbar on the western edge of the Yamuna River. The palace is punctuated by gardens built by Jahangir. The
Agra Fort has a height of 20 meters, and the surrounding walls are 24 km long. Entry is only possible through the Amar Singh Gate.
To the north of the Agra Fort, on the opposite bank of the Yamuna River, is the tomb of It Mad-ud-Daulah, built in memory of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, Jahangir’s Prime Minister. Also known as the Baby Taj, it was the first Mughal era structure totally built in marble and the first to use the technique of the pietra dura.
In the center of the Sikandara garden, 4 km northwest of Agra, is the marbled tomb of Akbar. Akbar, the Mughal king,
believed in all religions, so you can admire religious motifs (Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Catholic) on his tomb.
Jama Masjid of Agra was built in 1648 AD by Jahanara Begum, the daughter of Shah Jahan, in memory of Sheikh Chishti. The architecture of the mosque is of Iranian style. This rectangular building is composed of sandstone domes and has a single opening.
There are other remarkable sites around Agra like Fatehpur Sikri, Bharatpur (a magnificent wildlife sanctuary- "the paradise of birds".
In addition to them, the Braj region will bring you to the spiritual land of Lord Krishna. You can visit the three towns that are associated with its
legends, Mathura, Gokul and Vrindavan.
The beautiful city of Agra is known for the Taj Mahal but also as being the shopping paradise. This city has many markets and shopping centers
that offer you thousands of craft products such as miniature replicas of the Taj Mahal. In the markets of Agra, you can find a wide variety of
leather products like shoes, handbags, wallets and other decorative products. You can also buy wooden sandals, copper products, decorative stones,
embroidery carpets and floor mats in the local handicraft emporia. There are many other places to shop: Taj Mahal Complex, Kinari Bazaar, Raja Mandi
and Sadar Bazaar. Shopping in Agra is always a part of Agra day tours.