Agra is a monumental city that is still remembered for its glorious Mughal Regime. Akbar the great Mughal Emperor choused Agra as its capital during 16th and 17th centuries. The city treasures the finest edifices that epitomize the esteem of Mughal architecture in its skilled craftsmanship of timeless beauty. Scrupulously fostered by the sword-wielding hands of the Mughals, Agra is celestial home to the time-honored epitome of love, the Taj Mahal, attracting tourists from all across the globe. Over the years, Agra has achieved the status of the most sought-after tourist destination of India. Within the range of the city lies Fatehpur Sikri that implicitly echoes the complete doctrine and philosophy of a generous Emperor. Agra City Tour Agra with its riches of architecture splendor, bazaars and ornaments is amongst the most outstanding cities of the world. There are about 1, 20, 000 people dwelling in this city, largely speaking Hindi, Urdu and English. This Mughal City also offers all kind of luxury and modern convenience in its luxury 5 star hotels, shopping malls and plazas. The city is also encompassed with spacious boulevards and diverse opportunities for entertainment, trade and education/ arts. Major Attractions of Agra City Taj Mahal The pride of the city, the Taj Mahal set around a Charbagh. The Taj is a white marvel built in marble that stands as a towering symbol of love in this world, snared in the churlish currents of war and hatred. Also known as the 7th wonder of the world, it's one of the most majestic architectural jewels of India. Agra Red Fort It is a colossal fort built in red sandstone by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. The fort served as a military setup but later on some part of the fort was transformed into a palace by Shah Jahan. The fort enjoys the pleasures of many small palaces, royal garden and mosques. Itmad-ud-daulah's Tomb Constructed by Ghias-ud-din -Beg, the father of Nur Jehan, it has some most beautiful aesthetic refinery. Its intrinsic portions are designed and carved with exquisite artistic subtlety. Excursions from Agra Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur SikriThe town lies - 37 km away from Agra, also known as a reverie city of Akbar. This red-sandstone edifice was built by Akbar as the new capital of Mughal Empire but due to acute shortage of water the capital was shifted to Agra and the city was vacated. The city encompassed some most beautiful monumental structures and mosque. Mathura Located -58 km from Agra, Mathrua makes an excellent excursion from the city. The city is an important pilgrimage center of Hindus and also a very place where the legends of Lord Krishna raised. Mathura is considered as the birthplace of Lord Krishna a manifest of Lord Vihnu and has tremendous pious beliefs associated with it. Sikandra It's the monolith of Emperor Akbar also built in red stone. This erotic monument is a congenial amalgam of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Jain and Christian motifs. Other Attraction The Taj Mahotsav The festival is organized in Shiipgram just a km from Taj. Visitors from all over the world throngs to the city during Taj Mahotsav and enjoys it up to the full extent. The main temptation of the festival is its cultural folk music, classical dance performances and poetry. Elephant and camel rides are other main source of attraction arranged in this fun and food festival. Organized by: UP Tourism Department. Duration: The festival is held between 18th and 27th of February for 10days. Shopping Paradise Agra is not only a monumental city but it holds lot in its treasures. The city is famous for the replica models of Taj also made in white marble, being sold as decorative gift item or as souvenirs. Visitors coming to Agra will definitely take one along with him to preserve Taj in their memories. Agra also holds the charm of shopping in leather bags, embroidery shoes and of course the Petha (sweetmeat) is a specialty of Agra. The main shopping hubs are the Taj Complex, Kinari Bazaar, Sanjay Palace and Munro Road. How To Reach Air: Agra is on the main tourist route of Delhi/Agra/Khajuraho/Varanasi. Flights connect Agra to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi. Rail: Agra lies on the Delhi to Mumbai broad - gauge railway line. Express trains from Delhi, Mumbai, ta, and Chennai halt at Agra. Palace on Wheel the most luxurious train also includes Agra in its itinerary. Road: Agra is connected to Delhi, Rajasthan and other cities of Uttar Pradesh by excellent bus services. The travel inside in side the city the local transport rickshwas, tongas and tempos are the best means.