One of the most visited tourist destinations in India and popularly known as the land of the Taj Mahal, Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi in the 16th century. The city houses one of the world’s seven wonders and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal was built as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, by the Mughal king Shah Jahan. Apart from the Taj Mahal in the city, there are two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Sandstone Red Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri.
The city holds an important place in history as it is home to many architectural wonders from the Mughal era and this beautiful city is a perfect example of India’s rich culture and heritage. The city is part of the Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur.
Agra is known not only for its Mughal art and culture but also for its food chat and the famous Petha (an Indian sweet made from ash gourd). Agra offers a wide variety of Pethas including Kesar Petha, Pan Petha, Cherry Mango Petha, Angoori Petha, etc. Apart from these, Agra is also famous for its arts and crafts industry. The best time to visit Agra is from October to March.