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Agra - In the City of Taj Mahal

Agra is a famous city of Uttar Pradesh State in India. It resides at the banks of river Yamuna and houses one of the wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. Agra also hosts a population of about 16 lacs, basically from three different religions, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. Agra has been the center of government affairs during the British Rule and was popularly known as Agra Provinces. It is situated about 200 kms south-east to Delhi. Who founded the city Sikandar Lodhi was the founder of Agra city, he founded it in 1504. It was then ruled by his son until he was defeated by Babar in a fierce battle. Later on Hem Chandra Vikramaditya again defeated the muslim rulers and the hindu empire was flourished. Afterwards when Akbar again came to India he defeated the Hindus and once again Mughals was ruling the city. Mughals named it Akbarabad and made numerous building there which are being witnesses till date. Climatic Conditions in the city There are three types of climates experienced in Agra. From March to April and from September to October have mild temperatures. November to January experiences cold weather with small winter showers. The worst season that can be pointed out in Agra can be May to August when the temperature almost shoots upto 43 degrees maximum. Popular places to visit There are some extra-ordinary places worth visiting in Agra. The most famous of all is Taj Mahal. This wonderful milky building is created from the White Marble and millions of jewels and stones. It houses the tomb of one of favorite wives of Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan himself. Agra fort is one of the three World

Heritage sites declared by UNESCO in Agra. You can also get the best travel service with many Agra travel agents and can make your Agra tour luxury. It is a magnificent work of great Mughals. Apart from these there are many historic sites in Fatehpur Sikri, which is situated few hundred kilometers from Agra. One can also visit Radha Soami Bagh, which houses a building which is being built from about 100 years and the construction is proposed for another 100 years. There are two more gardens, Ram Bagh and the Mehtab Bagh, a cool destination for people who love to be in the lap of nature. Sikandara is situated about 10 km from Agra and houses the tomb of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor. The Itmad-uddaula tomb is also in Agra and is sometimes known as Baby Taj. There are many other religious places for hindus, muslims and Sikhs and can be located with minor efforts. A major festival is organized in Agra known as The Taj Festival, which showcases the art, craft and other items from the whole country.