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Popularly known as the ?City of Taj?, Agra is an important hub of Uttar Pradesh state. Once served as the capital of mighty Mughals, the city is renowned for its centuries old culture and traditions. Agra is bestowed with two World Heritage Sites, namely Taj Mahal and Agra Fort that draw tourists from across the globe for a holiday in Agra. In addition to these, Agra tour packages cover a number of other attractions like Itmad-ul-Daulah tomb and Sikandra. The city is also famous for sweets, especially ?petha?, which tourists carry along as a souvenir from their Agra holidays for their near and dear ones.
Sightseeing/Activities/Places of Interest - Agra Travel
A beauty in white marble, ?Taj Mahal? tops the itinerary of Agra tour packages and fascinates the visitors with its marvellous architecture. One of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 in memory his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Standing as an epitome of love, the magnificent monument is set in a huge complex, equipped with well-maintained gardens and fountains. Just one km from Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is another architectural wonder of Mughals. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone fort houses numerous interesting buildings like Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Jehangir Palace, Khaas Mahal, Musamman Burj and Pearl Mosque. Proceed further to visit Itmad-ud-Daulah?s Tomb, built by Empress Noor Jehan for her father Ghyas-ud-Din Beg. Situated on the bank of Yamuna River, the mausoleum has a huge garden, criss-crossed by waterways. During your Agra vacation, also visit Akbar?s Tomb at Sikandra. Take an excursion to World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri, which is home to several historic buildings. While on Agra tour, don?t forget to do some shopping, Along with sweets, you may buy fine leather shoes and interesting marble items including miniature models of Taj Mahal.