The spectacular Taj Mahal is one of the Wonders of the World

The spectacular Taj Mahal is one of the Wonders of the World

The royal city at Fatehpur Sikri

The royal city at Fatehpur Sikri

One of the grand gates of the Taj Mahal

One of the grand gates of the Taj Mahal

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Lovebirds
  • Family Fun
    • Language

      Hindi (most people are well versed with English as well)
    • Altitude

      561 feet
    • Time zone

    • Theme


Hemmed in by the mighty Yamuna, Agra is home to the breathtaking Taj Mahal. Steeped in history and rich in culture, Agra will leave you mesmerised.

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  • Taj Mahal

    One of the most recognised monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal celebrates Emperor Shah Jahan’s love for his wife Mumtaz. The Taj Mahal, with its beautiful calligraphy and inlay work, exemplifies the intricacies of Mughal architecture at its best. True romantics can visit the Taj Mahal early in the morning or on a moonlit night.

  • Shopping

    Agra is famous for semi-precious stones, jewellery, handicrafts with inlay marble work and miniature replicas of the Taj Mahal. Rugs, carpets and leather goods are other items found aplenty. Spend a day shopping in the many bazaars and emporiums of Agra but be prepared to bargain if you want a good deal.

  • Eating

    Agra is home to Mughlai cuisine and here you can sample some of the best curries, rotis, naans and biryani. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s the famous Agra ka petha. Another local specialty is the daal moth, which is available all over Agra and makes for a crunchy snack.

Be prepared

  • Touts

    Be careful of touts who try to mislead travellers and are persistent in offering their services. When confronted by touts, firmly tell them that you do not require their services.

Describing It

Sitting at the edge of the majestic Yamuna River, Agra was once the glorious capital of the mighty Mughal Empire at the peak of its power. However, in today’s world, Agra is synonymous with the glorious Taj Mahal. The city remains a popular travel destination among Indian and international travellers alike since the Taj Mahal is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Wonders of the World. There are many other attractions in the city including forts, palaces, temples, tombs, mosques, lakes, parks and gardens for one to enjoy. Take in sights like the sprawling Agra Fort, which was once the centrehold of the Mughal capital, Shah Jahan’s architectural brilliance reflected in the towering Jama Masjid and Akbar’s ancient city, Fatehpur Sikri, to name a few.

Agra is also a popular shopping destination where you can buy marble with inlay work, semi-precious stones, jewellery and handicrafts. The city is also very famous for its superior quality leather goods like bags, belts and jackets. You can also buy beautiful silk and wool rugs and carpets with Mughal motifs here.

For foodies, Agra is home to Mughlai cuisine inspired by Persian cooking styles. Enjoy mouthwatering curries cooked in thick gravies, delicious kebabs, naans and rotis baked in tandoors and dum biryanis fragrant with saffron and laden with dry fruits.

Brimming with history,culture, shopping and food, Agra has all the right ingredients to make it a fun-filled holiday destination!