Agra is by far one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, widely renowned for being home to the eternal symbol of love the Taj Mahal. Everyday thousands of tourists from all parts of the world flock to the region to adore the spectacular architecture and the craftsmanship of the early craftsmen seen in almost every inch of this great monument. Many tourist couple flocks to the city either to renew their love for each other or to make the stand testimony to the couple’s undying love for each other. Such is the charm and appeal of the city that it forms one of the components of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of the Indian tourism industry, the other two being Delhi and Jaipur.
Sitting along the banks of the River,Agrais one of the most popular cities of Uttar Pradesh. However, the city having seen its golden days as the capital of Hindustan under the Mughal Empire is a distant cry from its original beauty and grandeur. Overt commercialization and poorly planned growth of the city has robbed the city of its original charm and glamour. Nevertheless, the city still manages to charm tourists and distantly resembles its yesteryear beauty on a moonlit night, with its reflection falling onto the River Yamuna.
Agra has layers of character and mysticism to it waiting to be explored by curious travelers. The prominent tourist attractions of Agra are the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Taj Mahal,Agra Fortand Fatehpur Sikri. Some of the other attractions of Agra include Swami Bagh, Ram Bagh, Mehtab Bagh, balkeshwar Temple, Kailash Temple, Sikandra, Itmad - Ud - Daulah’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Chini Ka Roza and much more.
Along with sightseeing tourists can also opt to explore the bustling markets of Agra famous for its leather goods, perfumes, bangles and other such goodies, gorge on the local food fare from the mouth watering chats, pethas to the delicious veg and non-veg cuisines.
Agra is heavily visited by tourists throughout the year and as such there is no best time to visit this charming city. There are also plenty of hotels and resorts in Agra catering to the lodging needs of the multitude of travelers visiting the region. The Agra Hotels found at nearly every corner of the city are present across all budget segments, ranging from the luxury hotels and resorts to the economy and budget hotels thus, catering to every travel need.
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