Agra is a fascinating and extremely popular tourist destination of India. The city based along the banks of River Yamuna is widely renowned for its grand monument dedicated to love, the Taj Mahal, which is also a UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site. Tourists from all corners of the country and also from various parts of the world flock to the region in large numbers to witness the grandeur and the elegance of this magnificent monument. Along with Taj Mahal, Agra is also home two other UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites namely, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
The monument, Taj Mahal renders the city a very romantic ambiance and as such the region is also a popular honeymoon destination of India for the various Indian newlyweds. Couples from all quarters and from all walks of life visit the region to mark a new beginning of their love life, celebrate their love for each other and much more.
Agra also has a rich historical background, which contributes significantly to the character and mysticism of the region. The city used to be the capital of Hindusthan during the Mughal era. Reflections of the region’s past is still clearly visible among the rich architecture of the Mughal’s seen in the various buildings adorning the various crowded lanes of the city along with other monuments.
There is plenty to see and explore in the vibrant city of Agra, from the various historical sites, architecture to the various modern marvels. Some of the prominent attractions of Agra include the Agra Fort, Swami Bagh, Ram Bagh, Mehtab Bagh, Balkeshwar Temple, Kailash Temple, Sikandra, Itmad - Ud - Daulah’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Chini Ka Roza and Fatehpur Sikri among others.
Along with sightseeing tourists can also explore the local markets famous for its leather goods, perfumes, bangles, etc. A must do in Agra is to feast on the local delights like the varied varieties of Indian Chats, the pethas (sweet) and various other local street eat.
There are ample choices available when it comes to accommodation in Agra. The various hotels and resorts can be found across various budget segments ranging from the high-end luxury hotels to the economy and budget hotels thus, catering to all preferences and needs of the myriad of travelers visiting the region. Tour operators also effectively take care of Agra hotel bookings along with the entire tour package, for the complete ease and comfort of the travelers.