Agra, popularly known as the city where majestic Taj Mahal is located. The city of Agra happened to be the former Capital of India, then known as Hindustan. Agra is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of River Yamuna. Today, Agra is one of the most populous cities of Uttar Pradesh and 19th most populous in India.
The best time to visit Agra is during the months of January, February and March. The temperature starts rising from the month of April. Agra is located about 200 kms away from New Delhi and 336 kms away from Lucknow, another popular city of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the highly frequented tourist place in India famous for the Monument of Love, the Taj Mahal. Each year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to see Taj Mahal, which is also amongst the Seven wonders of the World.
Another popular tourist attractions to visit here are; Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and I’timād-Ud-Daulah. The splendid Mughal era monuments and buildings, most notably Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort (which are also UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites) make Agra a very renowned and a popular tourist attraction in Northern India.