agra sightseeing Travel to India specially the city of architectural beauty to see the spellbinding Taj Mahal. This beautiful marble monument, located on the bank of river Yamuna in Agra, has inspired poets and lovers throughout the world. You can see the beautiful Taj Mahal on your visit to Agra . Agra was the capital of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful Queen Mumtaz Mahal. After she passed away in 1631, Shah Jahan created a mausoleum that is now known as a symbol of eternal love.

How to reach Agra
Agra is very easily accessible by Air, Rail and road transportation. From Agra the distances to the following places are mentioned below:
Delhi 225 kms
Jaipur 250 kms
Khajuraho 425kms
Varanasi 650 kms

By Rail
Delhi 2 - 3 hours Jaipur 5 hrs Varanasi - 12 hrs Khajuraho via Jhansi by rail and road - 9 hrs Agra is very well connected with all major cities by rail.

Monuments in Agra
Taj Mahal
Sheer poetry in marble, majesty and magnificence, unrivalled. Taj Mahal the one and only of it's kind in the world. The ultimate realization of emperor Shahjahan's dream. One of the wonders of the world this enchanting mausoleum, on the bank of river Yamuna took 22 year (1631 to 1652 A.D.) to complete with the help of nearly 20,000 workers.

Taj Nature Walk
A Beautful Natural forest cover spread over 70 hectares of area just 500 mtrs. away from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. An excellent view can be found from the different mounts of the park. Flora and Fauna of different species are also found here. An ideal place to enjoy the sunset.

Agra Fort
The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565. A.D. although addision were made till the time of his grand son Shah Jahan . The forbidding exteriors of the fort hide an inner paradise. There are a number of exquisite builidings like the Moti Masjid- a white marble mosque akin to a perfect pearl; Dewan-e-Aam. Diwan- e-Khas, Jehangir palace; Khas mahal; Sheesh mahal and Musamman or Samman Burz-where shahjehan was held captive in 1666.

Fatehpur Sikri
An epic in red sandstone. A city of yesteryears. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar during 1564A. D. A son- less Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessing of a muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. When his son was born, he in gratiude. constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar had to abandon this city. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti still attract thousands who seek blessing of the revered saint.

Sur Sarovar (Keetham Lake)
A scenic lake, located within the Surdas Reserved forest, the Sur surovar is a tranquil spot, ideal for a relaxed outing. A wide variety of fish and water-birds add to the lakes natural charm and beauty.

The Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represent his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and muslim architectures in a superlative fashion. Completed in 1613 A.D., it is one of the well preserved monuments in Agra.

Itmad-ud-daulah (Baby Taj)
This exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jehangir's queen. Noorjehan, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Baig during 1622-1628 A.D. The craftsmanship at Itmad-ud-daulah foreshadows the Taj Mahal. It was here that pietra Dura'- the inlay work on marble-so characteristic of the Taj was first used.