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About Agra


One of the most popular tourist destinations in India Agra is situated on the west bank of the river Yamuna, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Marked on the globe due to its architectural wealth Agra boasts of some of the finest architectural splendors in the world. Not just restricted to the local citizens, Agra attracts travelers from all corners of the world who come to this city to witness the charms of the Mughal Dynasty. Formerly, the capital of the Mughal dynasty, Agra, holds some of the finest monuments of Indian history. Lying on the main train line between Delhi and Mumbai Agra is easily accessible from all parts of the country.

About Agra – Climate

The beautiful city of Agra witnesses extreme climatic conditions during the year. The summers are hot and humid with the mercury shooting upto 46°C. Summer in Agra is the most predominant season and lasts from February to July. Monsoons in Agra are hot and humid with slight showers that last from the month of July to September. However the ideal time to pay a visit to this historical city is during the winters. Temperatures in winters range between 22°C to 5°C. The mornings are cold and foggy and the nights are extremely chilling. The winter’s lasts from November to January.

About Agra – Culture

A happy and joyous city Agra is home to several cultures and religions that coexist in harmony. Mostly a mixture of the Brij and Mughal cultures the city experiences an amalgamation of both these cultures. . The dominance of the brij cultures is because of its geographical location and the influence of the mughal culture is due to the fact the city was dominated by the Mughal rulers. A mix of the rustic and the modern lifestyle the people in Agra celebrate all the important festivals together.

About Agra – Cuisine

Influenced greatly by the Mughals in their food habits the commoners of Agra are great food connoisseurs just as the mughals were. The cuisine of Agra can be descried as rich creamy and spicy. If you really want to get the taste of authentic Mughlai cuisine then its time you pack your bags and visit this beautiful city. The people of Agra mostly use the tandoor to prepare their rotis and kebabs. A paradise for all kinds of kebabs that are marinated and cooked with the most exotic range of spices and dry fruits Agra is ethereal for the food lover. Some of the most popular dishes include tandoori chicken, seekh and boti kabab and even tandoori fish.

About Agra – Attractions

Being the proud owner of one of the Seven Wonders of the World Agra is one of the most important tourist destinations in India. Synonymous with the Taj Mahal the beautiful city is home to some of the finest mausoleums, forts and palaces. The entire city speaks volumes about the wealth, craftsmanship and architecture of the Mughal Dynasty. The city apart from the taj Mahal is with a host of spectacular landmarks such as the Persian-style Chini Ka Rauza and the elaborate Soami Bagh Samadh mausoleum.