Places of interest to visit in Agra

Agra is famous for their monument buildings and they are having the best places to visit for the tourists. Agra is having wonderful places which are diversified into many areas so that any people from any corner of the country can be reached at Agra within the shortest period. Here I am going to describe the Tourist Attractions, Accommodations, Food, Travel and Transport and Events and festivals in Agra.

History of Agra

Agra is best monument and the best historical place that have got attention in the Indian history. We are having a great heritage in India and Agra or Agraban is often called in Mahabharat times are often treated as the most wonderful three monuments which can cherish the happiness of the tourist lovers. Agra is mainly a part of BhrijBhoomi the land which was activities of the Lord Krishna.

The city is having 5 shiva temples which clearly shows that this city is having a great ancient culture. The world famous monument was built by Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his Mumtaz, which clearly shows that this great monument has attracted thousands of people from other countries which are treated as beautiful monument in the world history.

Attractions of Agra

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur sikri was mainly ruled by the Mughal period between 1571 and 1581. This beautiful monument was built by Akbar which made this place a great area to visit and we can study this culture. Thousands of tourist are flowing to watch this beautiful monument.

Important Monuments within Fatehpur sikri

  • Panch Mahal

  • Jodha Bhai's Palace

  • Jami Mashjid

After the seeing the beauty of Tajmahal, don't take an about turn to Delhi. Instead you must go 70kms and you will reach Temple town called Bateshwar, which is fully surrounded by temples and it is situated on the river ghats of yamuna. Since the Bateshwar name was derived from "Bateshwarnath" which is having 101 temples which is mainly dedicated to the lord shiva. Here you will see a wonderful experience of temples.

Vrindavan is the sacred heart of the Lord krishna. It is mainly dedicated to Hindus and is having 4000 temples which are dedicated to the lord Krishna.

Temples of Vrindavan
The most important temple in vrindavan is Bankey Bihari temple. The Bankey Bihari temple has sacred image of Lord krishna, known as thakurji, which clearly shows that the lord krishna has blackened body.

Events and Festivals

  • Holi

  • Barsana Holi

  • Nandgaon

  • Daujee ka Huranga

  • Falen

  • Kailash Fair

  • Sheetla Fair

  • Bateshwar Fair

  • Ram Lila/Ram Barat

How to Reach Agra?

By Air:
The closest international airport is the Indira Gandhi Air Terminus which is located at New Delhi. Agra is also connected to the cities like Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho etc.
By Train:
Agra is also connected to all cities of India by Railways.
By Road:
Agra is connected to following cities like Delhi, Mathura, Chndigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi, Gwalior, Mussori etc..


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Author: K Mohan23 Sep 2014 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

While the author has taken every effort to place the Agra town in High esteem and its image to the world, he has forgotten two things to mention here. The Agra peda is very famous and cannot be missed. While we travel from South towards Delhi, there is station called Raja ki Mandi, there the train used to stop for two minutes. It is good to sip tea on a mud pot. For the first time in my life I have tasted tea in mud pot. And that was quite tasty and refreshing. Like wise the Agra Peda is also very tasty and eatable to those does not have teeth. So next time when you go Agra, taste these things.

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