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Agra. Pop. 1,650,000. Currency Rupee. Language - Hindi and English. Time Zone (GMT + 5.5 hours). Main Airport Kheria Airport AGR (Domestic), New Delhi DEL (International). Best time to go Winter is the best time to visit, when days are warm and sunny and ideal for visiting the famous buildings in Agra. Agra is located in the northern India state of Uttar Pradesh. The city was the capital of the Mughal empire from 1526 to 1658, a period that saw the construction of many famous buildings including: The Tj Mahal; Agra Fort; Fatehpr Sikr; Akbar's Tomb; Mankameshwar Temple; Jam Masjid Mosque; and Mariam's Tomb. Visitors will also be interested in the Mughal Heritage Walk which is a one kilometer circuit which connects the agricultural fields with features of Rajasthani culture. Without doubt the two top sites in Agra are the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal was constructed between 1631 and 1648 during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to the memory of his favourite wife. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the world and makes Agra one of the most visited cities in India. Agra has a domestic airport which connects to New Delhi. However, currently many visitors will fly to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport and then catch the train from Delhi to Agra. It is also possible to take a day excursion from New Delhi to Agra and have time to visit The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Akbar's tomb.

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Agra Hotels and Rooms Uttar Pradesh India near The Taj Mahal

Agra Hotels Reservation including Howard Park Plaza Hotel Clarks Shiraz Hotel Trident Hotel Taj View Hotel Amar Vilas Hotel Mansingh Palace Hotel Holiday Inn Hotel Mughal Sheraton Hotel Hotel Yamuna View Le Meridien Hotel Royal Highness Hotel and Agra Travel and Uttar Pradesh India Tourism.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

Undeniably, the best location in Agra, as every room and most public areas boast a view of the Taj. Part of the Oberoi group, Amarvilas is just 600 meters from the monument of love, and 15 minutes from the city center. The resort provides complimentary to and from the monument in battery operated eco-vehicles.

The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra with views of the Taj Mahal

Agra - wikitravel

Agra is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, some 200 km from the Indian capital city of New Delhi. Agra is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby.

Agra Airport AGR

Kheria Airport is 8 Km from Agra. From the International Airport a Delhi, Agra is 220 Km. Flights connect Agra to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi.

Agra Fort - wikipedia

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city.

Fatehpur Sikri - wikipedia

Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It was the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. It is located in what is now Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Official website of The City Of Agra

Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritage monuments -The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Red Fort. It is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosphies that have enriched mankind and shaped humen thought over centuries.

Taj Mahal - wikipedia

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632 and was completed in approximately 1648. The Taj Mahal (sometimes called "the Taj") is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles.

Agra - wikipedia

Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh, India. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination 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.


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