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Pritha Manchanda Nov 10 2014

Best reasons to visit Agra.

Reema Bhalla Nov 10 2014
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With a beautiful cultural heritage and historical monuments, Agra is one city you should definitely visit. Here are a few reasons to visit Agra.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal , one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and a World Heritage Site, is the foremost reason to visit Agra. This amazing symbol of eternal love was built by emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The gleaming white marble structure is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture and an absolute feast for the eyes.

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Agra Fort

Situated near the gardens of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is another brilliant example of Mughal architecture. Also known as the Red Fort of Agra, Shah Jahan was held prisoner here by his son, Aurangzeb. Agra is the city perfect for history buffs--there are several monuments worth a visit in Agra.

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Taj Nature Park

Taj Nature Park is a green belt area which has many photo points and watch towers from where visitors can enjoy a great view of Taj Mahal. The park abounds in a variety of different flowers.

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Ram Bagh

Ram Bagh is the oldest Mughal-style garden in India. The garden is divided by pathways and canals and has beautiful water bodies and fountains all around. This is the perfect place to catch a picturesque sunset in Agra.


Petha is a translucent soft candy made with white pumpkin. You will find shops all over Agra selling this local delicacy. It comes in various flavours and myriad colours. Angoori petha and kesari petha are a must try. Panchhi Petha, a chain of sweet shops, is highly recommended for sampling and buying petha.

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Agra is famous for Mughlai cuisine and a visit to Jahanpanah Restaurant would make you realise why this is so! You will also find very interesting street food options in Agra. For more information, check out restaurants in Agra.

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Luxurious Hotels

Hotels in Agra are amongst the most luxurious hotels in India. ITC Mughal and The Oberoi Amarvilas will completely floor you with their indulgent hospitality and opulent rooms.

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Fatehpur Sikri
A visit to Agra is not complete without a trip to the neighbouring city of Fatehpur Sikri. It lies 37 km west of Agra. Fatehpur Sikri will completely enchant you with its varied architectural influences. A visit to Buland Darwaza--the highest gate in India--is highly recommended.

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In addition to the tourist attractions and allures in Agra, there are certain interesting getaways from the city that you can try to enclose while you visit Agra. The national capital, Delhi is one of the popular getaways and houses a plethora of tourist attractions. There is an excellent connectivity between the two cities and easy availability of Agra to Delhi cabs.

These are just a few reasons to visit Agra. Let us know if you come across any more!

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