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Agra Tourism

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Agra is a city that is still associated with the memorable Mughal period. In the Mughal period, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of India. The city has many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. Even the most modern areas of the town, such as the cantonment, date back over a hundred years. Agra is home to some of the world famous monuments that are an epitome of skilled craftsmanship and timeless beauty, and of course the crowning glory being the Taj Mahal.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal:
This is the pride of this city is set around a Charbagh, built in white marble it is the enduring monument of love.
Diwan I Khas, Agra
Other fine monument:
Agra Fort, Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Musamman Burj, Jehangir's Palace, Shish Mahal, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah, Akbar's Mausoleum, and the Mariyam's Tomb, to name a few are worth a visit.

City Tour:
Agra with the wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewellry, is amongst the most remarkable cities of the world. Today there are about 1, 20, 000 people residing in this city. The locals largely speak in Hindi, Rajasthani, Urdu and English. In this Mughal city luxury and modern convenience also exist adjacent to tradition - luxury hotels, shopping malls and plazas, wide avenues and diverse options for recreation, business, pleasure, education and the arts.
Climate Of Agra:
The climate of Agra is extreme and tropical. Summers are extremely hot and the maximum temperature can be as high as 45 degree Celsius, while winters are cold and foggy. Heavy rains and high humidity mark the monsoon season. The most suitable time to visit Agra is in winters.

Shopping Paradise:
Agra is not only a tourist's destination but also a shoppers delight too. Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal made out of Marble, the markets are bound to have replica of the Taj in marble being sold as decorative, gift item or as souvenirs. Agra is best place to buy Leather bags,chappals,you can buy leather items cheap. Petha (sweetmeat) is a speciality of the place that also can be taken. The most common places for shopping are the Taj Complex, Kinari Bazaar, Sanjay Palace and Munro Road.

Wheels to Agra:
» By Air: Agra is on the popular regular tourist route Delhi/Agra/Khajuraho/Varanasi and return. Flights connect Agra to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi.

» By Rail: Agra lies on the Delhi to Mumbai broad - gauge railway line. Express trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, and Chennai halt at Agra.

» By Road: Agra is connected to Delhi, Rajasthan and other cities of Uttar Pradesh by an excellent bus service.
The city can be explored with the local transport that comprises of cycle rickshwas, tongas and tempos.

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