Agra aka Akbarabad is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Agra achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Sikandra and Etmad-Ud-Dowla are the famous buildings of Jahangiri period. Agra is also known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft stone inlay work.
Agra’s major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leather ware, brassware, carpets, jeweler and embroidery work. City of Agra produces some excellent multi-cuisine menus. Some of the famous things at Agra are its local sweets like petha and gazak, and saltish snack called dalmoth.
Taj Mahal – Agra Fort – Fatehpur Sikri – I’timād-Ud-Daulah
Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra – Jamā Masjid – Chīnī kā Rauza – Rām Bāgh
Mariam’s Tomb – Mehtāb Bāgh – Keetham Lake
Mughal Heritage Walk – Mankameshwar Temple