Sunday, August 4, 2013

Agra The Home of Taj Mahal


Agra is one of the oldest cities in India, once served as the capital of Hindustan. It is located on the banks of river Yamuna, the largest tributary river of the Ganges. Agra falls in the region of Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. It is located at the distance of 363 kilometers from the state capital Lucknow, and an approximately 200 km from national capital Delhi. Today, Agra is served as one of the most visited historical places in India visited by millions of people around the world.

History of Agra
Agra's history is as long as the history of India. The city is also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, the most important Sanskrit epic of ancient India. The place is documented with Mughal Empire, Agra served as capital of Mughals. Sultan Sikandar Lodhi, the ruler of Delhi founded this city with the coming of 1526. Later on, Bābar ruled this place after winning the First battle of Panipat in 1526. Agra tasted its golden period after the establishment of Mughal Empire under the emperors like Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahn.  With the coming of 18th century, the Mughal Empire started falling, and the place came under the possession of Marathas, and later on under the British Raj.
Historical Tourist Places in India
Fast Facts of Agra
Country                                India
State                                    Uttar Pradesh
Capital                                 Lucknow
Language                             Hindi
Pincode                                282001
STD Code                           0562
Agra Summer                       45c to 30 c
Agra winter                          28c to 6c
Best Time                           August to April

Agra Food
Being the greatest historical place in India, Agra is known for varieties of food as there are many good hotels and restaurants emerged in the city, which provides  from Mughlai food to pure vegetarian food. Mughals have given many things to city such as architecture, food, art and culture. Mughlai cuisine is very famous in the city, Mughlai Chicken, Mughai paratha, Biryani Badshahi, Keema Matar, Meat Durbari, Mughlai Chicken Pulao, Murg Kababs Mughlai, Murg Noorjehani,Murg Kali Mirch are the few Mughal dishes easily one can have in the city. 

Agra Petha: After Tajmahal, Petha is other thing Agra known for. It is a sweet made of  the ash gourd vegetable.
 
Places to visit in Agra
Taj Mahal: The monument of true Love, It is one of the most beautiful men made building in the world. Taj Mahal is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, also the world heritage site. This monument is among the strongest historical places in the world built by the great emperor Shah Jahan to her beloved wife Mumtaj, also known as Mumtaj Mahal. The building took almost 22 years to be completed (1630–1652). Twenty thousand workers, masons were employed to put together it; Taj Mahal is built on banks of river Yamuna.

Agra Fort: It is also referred to as ‘Red Fort’.  The fort was built by Great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, the fort is made of red sandstone. It houses a pearl mosque, Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-Am , Anguri Bagh , Mina Masjid , Musamman Burj , Naubat Khana, Shah Jahani Mahal , Shahi Burj  etc. The whole palace is spread over an area of 94 acres, and is best example of Mughal architecture.

Fatehpur Sikri: It is another monument built by Mughals, located at the distance of 35 kilometers form Agra. Being listed on World Heritage, the place makes you familiar with the beautiful architecture of Mughal period in India.

Miscellaneous Agra: Agra is city of beautiful and ancient monuments there many places around the city which are once should be visited at least. Among them few are Guru ka Tal, Mankameshwar Temple, Swāmī Bāgh Samādhi, Jamā Masjid, Rām Bāgh, Mehtāb Bāgh, Keetham Lake, Mughal Heritage Walk etc.

How to Reach Taj Mahal, Agra

Agra holds strong position among the best North Indian Tourism site as it easily accessible by all medium of transports.


Road: Agra owns few interstate bus stands such as Idgah Bus Stand, Taj Depot, Ford depot and Inter State Bus Terminal that connects Agra to other major cities in India. Via Delhi is best way to reach Agra which only 200 kilometers form Capital Delhi connected with national and express highways. The inquiry numbers of Idgah Bus Stand are (0562) 2420324, 2366588. 

Railway: Agra Cantt railway, Agra Fort Railway Station, and Raja Ki Mandi stations are major link that connects city with other city in the India. The city falls on the center line between Delhi and Mumbai.

Air: Agra Airport also known as Kheria Air Force Station which is locate at the distance of 12.5 km form the city center that connects Agra with Khajuraho , Varanasi and Delhi. Delhi Airports is connected with all major locations in India.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the helpful information now it's possible for everyone to explore the places in Agra.
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