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Explore The Agra


Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.It is 378 kilometres (235 mi) west of the state capital, Lucknow, 206 kilometres (128 mi) south of the national capital New Delhi, 58 kilometres (31 mi) south from Mathura and 125 kilometres (78 mi) north of Gwalior. Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh, and the 24th most populous in India.

  • Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings
  • The city was first mentioned in the epic Mahabharata.
  • Sultan Sikandar Lodi (1488-1517) was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in 1506.
  • He governed the country from here and Agra assumed the importance of the second capital.
  • It was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1658.

Places of Interest

Mankameshwar Temple

The Mankameshwar Temple is one of four ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the four corners of Agra City. It is located near the Jama Masjid and is about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) from the Taj Mahal and less than 1 km (0.6 mi) from Agra Fort.

Indrabhan Girl's Inter College

It is widespreadly considered to be the birthplace of great poet Mirza Ghalib. It is located near the Mankameshwar Temple.

Gurudwara Guru ka Taal

Guru ka Tal was originally a reservoir meant to collect and conserve rainwater built in Agra, near Sikandra, during Jahangir’s reign next to the Tomb of I’tibar Khan Khwajasara in 1610.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agra.

Paliwal Park (Hewitt Park)

Paliwal Park is located in the heart of Agra, spread over an area of around 70 acres (280,000 m2). It also has a small lake and a vast variety of trees.

Chaat Gali Sadar Bazar

This are is for good quality street food Lovers, Sadar Bazar is a Fashion and Electronic Hub of Agra after Sanjay Palace. People’s spends 1 to 1:30 hours here.

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