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Agra Travel Guide

Agra is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the World for its historical monument of Taj Mahal. Agra is a virtual fort of history and architecture situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Historical monuments, architectural brilliance embarks and the beauty of marbles, Agra prospers as the best picnic spot in India. Agra, a knightly city, was assumed to be built in 1475 had been detected its place even in the epic Mahabharatha as Agraban which means paradise. The famous 2nd century geographer Ptolemy distinguished this place as Agra in his world map! Agra served as the capital of numerous dynasties including Lodhi and Mughals.

Agra is situated at the banks of River Yamuna that offers the holidaymakers the richest of the man made beauties including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Agra forts, Fatehpur Sikri and Taj Mahal. It is regarded as the haven of Mughal art, culture and architecture.

Agra is a dainty centre of culture and arts. This city embraces many ancient temples, mosques, forts, several mausoleums, tombs and historical monuments which are the source of attractions for the tourists all over the world. The historical city is notable for much rare collection of handicraft items, valuable leather items, exquisite jewelries, foot wears and embroidery works. Brassware and carpets of Agra are renowned world over. The delicious taste of Agra is a favorite attraction for tourists and the sweet taste lies in the pedas, gajak and dalmoth.

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