Palace to Visit the beautiful city of Agra


India is one country that offers different places for its tourists to visit coming from different parts of the world. They not just find amazing monuments, but get to witness different landscapes, cultures, languages, foods, weathers and loads other things. One of the cities which is famous in the country for its larger than life portrayal, representing a memorial of timeless love and lips smacking 'petha' is Agra.

Shah Jahan later shifted the capital to Delhi during his reign, but his son Aurangzeb moved the capital back to Akbarabad, usurping his father and imprisoning him in the Fort there. Akbarabad remained the capital of India during the rule of Aurangzeb until he shifted it to Aurangabad in the Deccan in 1653. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the city came under the influence of Marathas and was called Agra, before falling into the hands of the British Raj in 1803.

Agra is the birthplace of the religion known as Din-i Ilahi, which flourished during the reign of Akbar and also of the Radhaswami Faith, which has around two million followers worldwide. Agra has historic linkages with Shauripur of Jainism and Runukta of Hinduism, of 1000 BC.

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


How to reach:
 
If you're a foreigner living outside the sub-continent, then the most preferable way to reach the place is via-air route. For Indians, they can come down to Agra through various transport facilities like bus, train, aeroplane or even with personal vehicle.
 
Distance from the national capital: 

Ideally, the distance of Agra from the national capital Delhi is 180 Km. Though, it varies with the means of transport one takes. For example from bus it is 217 km and By Train it is 195 Km.
 
Weather:
 
The city has two major weathers, summer (April to August) and winters (November to mid of February).
 
Best time
 
The best time to visit the place is during March or in the month of October. These are the months which are mostly loaded with plenty of festivals which double the joy of tourists.
 
Spots to visit
 
One that clicks one's mind when Agra is recited is the epitome of love Taj Mahal, which is an unmatched specimen of achitectural brilliance, built with superb quality of white marble near the bank of river Yamuna.
 
Agra Fort:- This site somehow is shadowed by the Taj, but has a great historical significance to its credit. It also remained the place of residence for Mughal emperors. It's one of the world heritage sites marked by UNESCO.
 
Apart from them , there are Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah, Tomb of Itimad Mariam Zamani, Shah Burj, Maryamuzzamani palace, Anguri Bagh, Sar Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Ram Bagh etc.