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QUICK FACTS
Location: Agra District, Uttarpradesh.
Famous for/as: Historty and Architecture..
Weather:
Summer(March to May): 25°C to 46°C.
Winter (December to February): 2°C to 23°C.
Monsoon (June to September): Moderate rainfalls.
STD CODE : 0562
BEST TIME TO VISIT : November - February.
NEAR BY AGRA

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TRAVEL IN AGRA SHOW MAP

Agra is in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an old city and was named after a forest 'Agrabana' as mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. In more recent times Agra came into importance when Sikandar Lodi made it his capital city in 1501. After the short period of the Lodi rule Agra passed into the possession of the Mughals. It was during the time of the Akbar the great that Agra came into its own. He embarked on the construction of the massive Agra Fort in 1565. Though Akbar was diverted into building a new capital at Fatehpur Sikri not far away, Agra didn't lose its importance. Later Emperor Shah Jehan ornamented the city with that masterpiece of mughal architecture - the Taj Mahal and built several other beautiful buildings within the Agra Fort.

Agra, which holds emense popularity among the tourists through the world, has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby. There are also many other buildings and tombs from Agra's days of glory as the capital of the Mughal Empire.

MUST SEE IN AGRA

Taj Mahal:

The Taj Mahal is a huze mausoleum of white marble, built by order of the grief stricken Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

This world-renowned wonder is one of the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tombs in the world, one of the masterpieces of Indian Muslim architecture, and one of the great sites of the world's heritage.

Shahjahan invited master craftsmen from as far as Italy and Persia to help design his ambitious tribute to love.

The Taj Mahal is phenomenal not in the beauty alone that shines forth, but in the deep planning. This one of the seven wonders of the earth and the world heritage site, on the bank of river Yamuna started in 1631 and it took 22 years to complete with the help of an estimated 20000 workers.

Please note that the Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday.

The Agra Fort:

The great Mughal Emper...

FAIR & FESTIVAL IN AGRA

Kailash Fair (Aug / Sep): Held at Kailash, 12 km. It is major fair celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva who is believed to have appeared here in the form of a stone lingam.

Sheetla Fair (Jul./Aug): It is held near Delhi Gate.

Bateshwar Fair: This month-long festival is held annually during the month of Oct/November at Bateshwar, situated at a distance of 70 km from Agra.

Urs (Fatehpur Sikri): This fair is organised at Sheikh Salim Chishti's Dargah, during the month of Ramzan.

Taj Mahotsav: A festival of art, craft, culture and cuisine. Organised by U.P. Tourism, it is held every year between 18th -27th February.

REACH AGRA
AIR

Kheria airport is 13 km from Taj Mahal.

Travel Corporation of India, Hotel Clarks Shiraz, 54, Taj Road, Tel : (0562) 2226521-22-23

Kingfisher Airlines, (operational only during season) Airport - 2400693.

RAIL

Agra is connected to the major cities of India. Agra Cantt. Railway Station, Enquiries, Tel: 139.

ROAD

Agra is well-connected to the following cities by road: Mathura, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, etc. Agra's distance by road, from the main cities is as follows : Delhi 203 km, Khajuraho 393 km, Gwalior 118 km, Jaipur 237 km, Calcutta 1287 km, Varanasi 657 km, Mussoorie 417 km, Mumbai 1204 km.

UPSRTC Bus Stand, Idgah, Enquiries, Tel : (0562) 2420324

UPSRTC Bus Stand, Opp. Power House, Enquiries, Tel : (0562)2464557

Rajasthan Roadways near Idgah Bus Stand (0562) -2420228

ISBT, near Transport Nagar, N.H.-2 Ph-0562-2603536

Interstate Bus Terminus 95BT, Transport Nagar Ph: (0562)- 2603536.

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