About Agra

          

Agra an old heritage city on the bank of river Yamuna, finds mention to the epic Mahabharata as Agrabana, Ptolemy the famous 2nsd century geographer, marked it as Agra on the world map. It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, The ruler of Delhi Sultnate founded in the Year 1504 but the golden age of the city began with Mughals after 1526AD.

Places to Visit :-

TAJ MAHAL Distance 1.2 Km
 

Taj Mahal was built by the grief stricken Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum entitled as "Mumtaj Mahal". This world renowned wonder site pretty on the northern side of a green paradise. It looks same from all the four sides. The Quranic inscription on its four entrances are carved in such subtle increase in size that the words may appear to be of the same size from top to bottom.

Shahjahan invented master craftsman from Italy & Persia to design his ambitious tribute to love. Construction of this enchanting Mousoleum on the bank of river Yamuna started in 1631 & It took about 22 years to complete the entire monument with the help of estimated 20,000 workers

AGRA FORT Distance 3.0 Km

The great Mughal Emperor, Akbar built this world heritage monument in red sand stone as a military citadel. In eight years (1565-1573AD)the fort was ready, yet successive monarchs could not resist adding their insignia by adding personalized places and mosque like Moti Mazid, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Jahangiri"s place,Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Musamman Burz(where Shahjahan was held captive)

ITIMAD-UD-DAULAH - Distnce 7.0 Km

This exqusite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jahangir"s queen Nurjahan in the memory of her father Mirza Ghias Beg during 1622-1626AD Built entirely of white marbleand inlaied with Semi-Precious stones.This mausoleum on the bank of river Yamuna,exhibits a strong persion influence. It is a precursor to Taj Mahal also known as Baby Taj.

SIKANDRA Distance 11.0 Km

It is the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. It represents his philosophy and secular out look, combing the best of Hindu and muslim architectures in a superlative fusion completed in 1631AD.

OTHER PLACES TO VISIT;-

Rambagh 11.0 Km
Mehatab Bagh 11.0 Km
Mariyam"s Tomb 14.0 Km
Fatehpur sikri 37.0 Km
Mathura 54.0 Km
Vrindavan 68.0 Km

  • Country: India (north)
  • Location: Uttar Pradesh
  • Status: city (state capital)
  • Population: approximately 1.3 million
  • Language: Hindi, Urdu and English
  • Currency: Indian Rupee (IDR / Rs)
  • Time zone: UTC + 5:30
  • Country dialing code: +91
  • Telephone area code: 0562
  • Average daily Agra January temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Average daily Agra July temperature: 34°C / 93°F

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