. Agra is one of the best historical cities in India, situated near the bank of Yamuna River in north India. It is commonly known as the city of love and falls in Sub tropical region. It has become a hub of tourist attractions from all over the world.
The description of the city found in one of the oldest text of Hinduism Mahabharata where it was mentioned as Agrevana. According to a legend the city was established by Raja Badal singh and evidence of this theory can be found in the old ruins of the Badalgarh fort situated outside of the city. After that it was ruled by many dynasties in which Lodi clan and Mughals were important and remained capital of Mughal Empire till medieval period. During the Mughal period, it emerges as a hub of historical monuments. Tajmahal, one of the wonders of the world, is the established by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife and queen of India Mumtaj Mahal. It is perfect example of Mughal architecture in India and epitome of love, attracts millions of romantic tourists from all over the world.
There are many other Mughal architectures built during the golden period of Mughal’s in India. Agra fort, Fatehpuri sikri, Akbar’s tomb Sikandra, Jama Masjid, Mankameswar temple, Swami Bagh Smadhi, Guru ka Taal are the other visiting places in the city. In 1984, UNESCO has included the city as world heritage cite. Kaya kalp’ The Royal Spa’ Asia’s largest spa, is situated in the city of “Platonic love”. Tourism is one of the major sources of income for the locals as they are employed in the majestic five star hotels.
Apart from historical monuments Agra offers wide range of holiday destination, the Taj mahal museum centre of information for the construction of the mausoleum and also contains gaims and treasures. Lovers of wild life can explore nearby Keoladeo Ghana national Park and Chambal Safari lodge. The national highway from Agra to Delhi offers romantic long drive with your soul mate.