Agra is a tourist place it is suited in Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, it is one of the Seven Wonders in the world. Agra is also an industrial city.
Agra is famous for the “Mathura Oil Refinary” and the mental hospital, its is also famous for it Gajjak, leather goods & handicraft items. “PETHA” (a sweet dish that made out like pumpkin. It is very sweet and comes in yellow, orange, white and green color) and “dalmoth” is the famous in agra.
Major attraction in agra are like:
Sikandara - The Final Abode of Akbar
Chini Ka Roza
Radha Swami Samadhi
The symbol of love Taj Mahal:
Taj Mahal, architecture in the Mughal time period .The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj mahal in 1628-1658, he was the grandson of Akbar , in the memory of his wife, Begum Arjumand Bano, entitled ‘Mumtaz Mahal’, means "Crown Palace". Mumtaz Mahal was a niece Nur Jahan and granddaughter of Mirza Ghias Beg I’timad-ud-Daula, wazir of emperor Jehangir. Taj mahal is stuited near the Yamuna River in the garden, un shadowed by any other structure. The garden made out by Raja Man Singh and now belonged to his grand son, Raja Jai Singh. By a royal owner, Shahjahan gave the four havelis of Jai Singh in exchange for the garden. The reason was also chosen this garden is, located on a bend in the river, and so could be seen from Shahjahan’s.
The main tomb of Taj is basically covered with chamfered corners. Mehman-Khana on the eastern side and Red sandstone mosque on the western of the tomb provides a clear colour contrast.
Taj Mahal covers 60 bighas area. Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of 22 years, and its began in 1633 and 20,000 workers laboured. It was completed in 1648 at a cost of 32 Million Rupees. The most skilled architects, calligraphers, inlay craftsmen, stone-carvers and masons came from all over Indian like as Turkey and Persia. The names of those worker and the inventory of construction materials are store in the document, Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Lahore, Multan and Qannauj were employed.the main mastor mason was Baghdad from Muslim craftsmen, Bukhara , and Shiraz worked on many specialized tasks.
Night viewing in Full Moon Day is very wonderful
Taj mahal is Open from Sunrise to Sunset
It closed on Friday; but opens it for prayer in the mosque between 12 Noon to 2 P.M.
Charges to see the Taj mahal as follow:
India Citizens and visitors of BIMSTEC Countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka ,Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand) and SAARC (Nepal ,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) are. 10 Rs. per head.
Rs. 500/- ticket of ADA is valid for the monuments of Agra Fort, Itimadi-ud-daula, Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandara and Fatehpur Sikri Rs. 250/- per head (ASI) Rs. 500/- per head as Toll Tax (Agra Development Authority)
(children up to 15 years are free)
Night viewing is free
Agra Fort :
Agra Fort is another attraction to the city. Near the gardens of Taj Mahal the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra is suited. It built the red stone and the white marbel. The agra fort is also known as “Lal Qila”, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. .Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire. When Babur defeated and killed Ibrahin Lodi at Panipat in 1526.Akbar built the fort in Agra between 1565 and 1571
Main Hotels in Agra like:
Jaypee Palace Hotel
Hotel Taj View
Agra Mansingh Palace
Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel
Hotel Mughal Sheraton
Hotel Agra Ashok
Agra Howard Park Plaza
Some Budget Hotels in Agra like
Ratan Ranjit Hotel
Joshi Tourist Complex Hotel
Sunrise Lauries Hotel
Education facility is good in agra. There is so many colleges in Agra like:
Journalism Colleges Agra
Medical Colleges Agra
Agriculture Colleges Agra
Library Science Colleges Agra
Engineering Colleges Agra
Fine Arts Colleges Agra
Enterpreneurship Colleges Agra
Fire Engineering Colleges Agra
Business Management Colleges Agra
Financial Services Colleges Agra
Information Technology Colleges Agra
Psychology Colleges Agra
Dentistry Colleges Agra
Environmental Science Colleges Agra
Travel Industry Colleges Agra
Defense Colleges Agra
Social Work Colleges Agra
Fashion Colleges Agra
Home Science Colleges Agra
Science Colleges Agra
Teaching Colleges Agra
Agra is well connected to the major city by rail like toVaranasi , Delhi, and Rajasthan Cantonment station is the main railway station of the Agra There are many trains to Delhi and Agra like Taj Express Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and also a luxury trains like the Palace on Wheels.