Agra is one of the historical cities of India, situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city had been the kingdom of Mughal Emperors during 16th century, which was the golden period of the city. The city is adorned with a number of monuments and other tourists attractions.
Places to visit in Agra:
The world-famous monument Taj Mahal is the benchmark of the Agra city. With its commanding architecture and incomparable beauty it is counted among the seven wonders of the world. Most of the visitors across the country and abroad come here to see this marvelous piece of art. These monuments are truly a delight for every visitor’s eye.
Besides Fatehpur Sikri and Red Fort (aka Agra Fort), Sikandara (Akbar’s Tomb) are another must visit heritage sites of the city. Many ancient temples as Mankameshwar temple in Agra are mostly visited by many devotees and tourists as well. The gardens in Agra are the ideal destinations to enjoy the lush green surroundings. These gardens are also a great for spending a peaceful time with your entire family. Ram Bagh, Mehtab Bagh and Swami Bagh are the most popular of them.
Do not forget to visit Keetham Lake, where you may encounter the rare varieties of aquatic creatures, several water birds and migratory birds.
Shopping in Agra:
Along with wonderful Agra tour, you may also enjoy the shopping in Agra, as the markets of the city are the shoppers’ paradise. The markets of Agra are famous for handicraft items, beautiful marble table tops, stone art piece, antique items, fine marble items, handmade leather items, boxes, precious and semi-precious stones etc. Also zari – zardozi work, embroidery work, ornamental work are the specialty of the markets of Agra.
You may buy souvenirs from the government approved shops at very genuine prices. The miniature replica of Taj Mahal is the best souvenir, that almost every tourist use to buy.
Famous Markets in Agra: Sadar Bazar, Munro Road, Taj Ganj, Pratap Pura, Kinari Bazar and Gwalilor Road.
Accommodation in Agra: Hotels in Agra provide you with all the comforts and facilities. A number of hotels from luxurious 5 star hotels to pocket friendly budget hotels enhance you several options to make your stay pretty comfortable there.
Luxurious Hotels in Agra: Hotel Taj View, Hotel Jaypee Palace, Hotel Amar Vilas, Hotel Clarks Shiraz etc.
Budget Hotels in Agra: Hotel Atithi, Hotel Raj Mahal, Hotel Grand etc.