Agra lies in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh and is one of the most populous city in the state. Primarily known for its tourist attractions including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Your trip to Agra starts with a visit to the famous Taj Mahal. One of the most important and famous tourist attractions in India, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. One of the wonders of the world, crafted in marble and semi precious stones, it is one of the most stunning monuments on display on planet Earth. A staggering fact about the monument remains that it took 22 years to be built with about 20,000 workers working behind the mammoth construction. Agra fort is another World Heritage site that you would want to visit. The fort gives you a very stark feature of the Mughal architecture and the way other forts were done during that era. Another architectural delight and a UNESCO world heritage site is Fatehpur Sikri. A lot of fairs and festivals happen around TAJ, including the TAJ Mahotsav and the Taj Literature festival, to promote the tourist attraction that TAJ Mahal is. Agra is very famous for its sweet famously known as Petha, do not miss out on this culinary delight while on your journey to this historic city.
The best time to visit Agra is from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and enjoyable to experience the mughal architecture and the beauty the city has to offer.