Agra is a city in India, and as the city of Taj Mahal known throughout the world. The city of Agra is situated on the river Yamuna in the west of the state of Uttar Pradesh and has about 1.6 million inhabitants. The history of Agra dates back to antiquity. The main sights, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, are since 1983 monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage List. A high gate of sandstone can be reached in a 18-acre complex: Covering an area of 100m to 100m, the Taj Mahal stands on the bank of the Yamuna. It was built by Mughal emperor Sha Jahan as a tomb for his great love Mumtaz Mahal, the 1631 giving birth to their 14th child died: White marble, decorated with Intarsiaen from precious and semi-precious stones. Friday the Taj Mahal remains closed for visitors. The Red Fort was originally envisaged a fortress of red sandstone, built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. His grandson Shah Jahan who converted and used as building material predominantly marble.
Agra is served by train: Agra Fort is located right in the center. Agra is located on the railway between Delhi and Mumbai with several connections a day. To other destinations buses are recommended.
By car: Agra - Delhi: 210 km in 2:30 h Agra - Jaipur: 240 km in 4:00 h Agra - Jodhpur: 570 km in 9:15 h Agra - Varanasi: 600 km in 7:45 h
General: It is entirely feasible to walk through the city centre of Agra, because tourist destinations are not far away from the city centre. Agra has a poor public transport system. It consists of buses.
Good options for excursions are Fatehpur Sikri (Map) (Panch Mahal) and Bharatpur (Map). For nature lovers: Keoladeo National Park (Map) (50 km) near Bharatpur. The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season.
Eat and Drink
the big bun, Church Road, Defence Colony, Civil Lines, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002,
Hotel Amar (Map), Tourist Complex Area, Fatehabad Road, 282001 Agra, double room about 40 EUR, city
Hotel Bhoomi Residency (Map), 1, Amarlok, Taj Link Road, Taj Ganj (Near Shilp Gram Parking & Opposite Zalma Hospital), Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal, 282001 Agra, double room about 41 EUR, city, train station Idgah Junction about 970 meters
Swami Bagh. The white marble samadhi of the Radah Soami religion is currently under construction (Map). Sikandra. Open from sunrise to sunset (Map). Balkeshwar Temple. A temple of Lord Shiva (Map). Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb . (Map). Mankameshwar Temple Mankameshwar Mandir (Temple) in Agra is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated at Rawatpara, near Agra Fort Railway Station (Map). Prithvinath Temple. (Map). 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 (Map). The Taj Mahal (''Nastaliq'': تاج محل, ''Devanagari'': ताज महल) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles ( (Map). Mariam's Tomb The Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani is the mausoleum of Mariam-uz-Zamani, the Hindu consort of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. She was the mother of next Mughal Emperor Jahangir (Map).
The Ram Bagh (Hindi: Aaram bagh, Urdu: اراما باغ) is the oldest Mughal Garden in India, originally built by the Mughal Emperor Babur in 1528, located about five kilometers northeast of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Babur was temporarily buried there before being interred in Kabul (Map). Mehtab Bagh (Hindi: मेहताब बाग़, Urdu: ماہتاب باغ, translation: Moonlight Garden) is a charbagh complex located in Agra, North India. It is situated north of the Taj Mahal complex and the Agra Fort on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains (Map). Grape Garden. (Map).