Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Being one of the major historical centres of India, it marked its place on the world map because of its splendid Mughal architecture and structures. Geographically, the city is in a very close proximity of the national capital of the country: New Delhi and other major Indian cities like Gwalior, Lucknow, Jaipur and Varanasi. Its proximity to the important cities has made Agra a major tourism hotspot in the world and visiting Agra is on the itinerary of every traveller visiting India. The best way to explore Agra is by taking a tour considering some of the best tours in Agra which include a tour to one of the Seven Wonders of the World and that is Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the bank of river Yamuna, which was commissioned by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
One can even take a tour of the most notable ancient structures like the Agra Fort, the former imperial residence of the Mughal Dynasty and the Fatehpur Sikri, preserving some of the best collection of Mughal architecture till this day. Both of the cities are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra has much more to offer than just traces of a rich vibrant history. The city is famous for its excellent leather goods, carpets, jewellery, marble work and of course handicrafts like zari and zardozi, all being sold in a bustling marketplace, making you understand the liveliness and true soul of the city. The city even offers you to indulge in a gastronomic affair with dishes like Dal Moth (spicy lentil mix), Petha (sweet candy) and is home to some of the best street food in the country like ‘Chaat’. Agra is a living reminder of the dramatic history that took place in one of the most dynamic dynasties in the medieval world, making it one of the most sought travel destinations in the world.