Agra is important city to see in Northern India. The Taj Mahal the most important monument of India is located in Agra. Taj Mahal was built by Mugal emperor in 16th Century. Mugal King Shah Jhan built Taj Mahal for his wife Mumtaz. The king loved his wife very much. After his wife death he build the symbol of Love. Taj Mahal example is given in love stories a lot. Taj looks and beauty depicts the feeling of king. Taj is built with while marbles. Gold and diamonds are used to decorate the Taj. Each and every corner of Taj is master piece of craftsman ship. 20,000 workers took 10 plus year to build Taj Mahal.
One should see Taj Mahal in different times of day to admire its beauty. Taj looks beautiful in day time. It also looks fabulous in moon light.
In India - Taj is considered - one of 7 wonders of world.
Outside Taj Mahal is a beautiful garden and near the garden there is a river Yumana.
After Taj Mahal visitor go to Agra Fort also known as Lal-Quila of Agra. The fort is made of red stone. It is huge fort built by Mugal king. The fort contains Amar sing gate, Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-a-aam.
The visitor of Agra can enjoy busy places of Agra. There are good restaurants, bar, religious places in Agra. "Petha" is famous dish of Agra. It is a sweet made of pumpkin. Agra's petha is considered best in India.
Near Agra - there is Delhi, Jaipur. It is a called a Golden Triangle to visit Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
In Jaipur you can see various forts such as Hawa Mahal, Jal-Mahal, Aamer fort. Jaipur is also called pink city as most of historical buildings and fort are made of Pink/Red fort.
If you are interested in history of India - a visit to Golden Triangle is must.
Nowadays there is good road connectivity between Delhi to Agra and Jaipur. There is a direct train called Taj express, Rajdhani express. For Jaipur you have a train - Pink City Express. You can reach Agra in 3 hours. Visit Taj Mahal and go back to Delhi on same day. You can take a taxi and reach Agra in 4-5 hours using GT Road. Fortunately a new high way is opened from Delhi-Noida-Agra and it takes you faster to Agra.
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