Strategically located close to Delhi, Agra is undoubtedly one of the must-visit tourist destinations in India that finds a permanent place on every first-time visitor’s itinerary. For those who visitIndia without visiting the Taj Mahal is like visiting an island and not its beaches. Agra is home to one of the most dynamic Mughal Imperial dynasties of three generations of the medieval times who have left their mark and wealth immortalized in stones and marbles.
Agra is synonymous with the finest examples of Mughal architecture and what can be more captivating than the ethereal Taj Mahal, simply the most magnificent of all Mughal architectures in the world. While the beauty of the ancient buildingsis unquestionably charming, its dramatic history that amused itself through the centuries makes your entire experience in Agra come alive. Besides the Taj Mahal, Agra is dotted with a number of monuments like the Agra Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri complex, home to the lesser-known tombs such as the tombs of Mariam, Sikandra, and Itmad-ud-daulah and the Chinika Rauza, now in shatters due to lack of attention and maintenance. The Temples of Ram Bagh and Swami Bagh at Dayal Bagh leave an indelible impression in the hearts of the natives with their own history to tell and boast of.
Altogether, Agra is home to 265 monuments or historical sites that varied in nature and belong to different historical periods that permeated this region from proto-history, early history, early medieval, medieval to the Colonial or Britishera. The Ahichhatra, Atranjikhera, Parashuram ka khera at Alamgirpur, Sankisa, Kampil, Kankalitila Mathura do make a mark in the list of tourist attractions in Agra.