Agra tops the list of "must visit" places in India and attracts tourists like moths to flame. Home to one of the seven wonders in the world, Agra witnesses a huge number of tourist arrivals. The city is studded with splendid architecture, dating back to the Mughal-era. The cultural and historical richness of the city has also earned it a place in the Golden Triangle along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra Fort. Taj Mahal, and Fatehpur Sikri have been recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
The Taj Mahal has earned a place for itself as a monument of love owing to the story behind I its origins Situated on the southern bank of river Yamuna, the Taj Mahal’s architecture is an amalgamation of Persian and early Mughal architecture. This white wonder was commissioned by emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Surely one of the most romantic monuments of the world, the Taj Mahal is the most on the itinerary of the every visitor to India. Designed and built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to the luminescent beauty of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, after her death in 1631, a single visit does not do justice to the Taj.
Agra is surrounded with numerous tourist destinations, especially of religious importance. Mathura, the birth place of lord Krishna is revered by his devotees and millions of them pay their visit here. Places like Barsana, Gokul, Nandgaon, and Vrindavan are associated with Krishna's childhood and attract a lot of tourism. Places of scenic beauty like the Chambal Sanctuary and Etawah (Lion Safarl) are a great respite for the tourists.
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