Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its significance as a political centre ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. a pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
|Area||:||62 sq. kms|
|Temperature||:||Summer 38 Max Min 27
Winter 26 Max Min 07
|Season||:||October to March|
|Language||:||Hindi, Urdu & English|
Airport is 6 km from Agra and Delhi airport is 230 kms
Agra is connected with important cities by rail. Gatimaan Express take 1.20 hrs from New Delhi. Shatabdi Express train take 2 hrs from New Delhi.
Agra is connected from Delhi through express highway
The best time visit Agra is between October to March. The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Agra. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Agra.