Agra is not only one of the most historically rich cities of India, but also home to the magnificent Taj Mahal. This ultimate symbol of everlasting love and major facet of Agra tourism has never failed to mesmerize people both young and old. Even die-hard skeptics are also forced to admit that this ultimate tribute to love is really something to be admired. In fact, the Taj Mahal alone can be said to provide the major boost to Agra tourism, which has grown by leaps and bounds.
Formerly the capital India under the Mughals, Agra still exudes a magical charm that is hard to ignore. Anywhere you go, its sublime past continues to haunts you. Its rich historical past never fails to enthrall tourists who greedily devour all the information poured out by the guides and locals. In fact, it wouldn't be wrong to call Agra the single most important tourist destination in India, its proximity to Delhi being an added advantage. Of course, India has much more to offer. There are many beautiful forts, beaches and cities scattered all across the country. In comparison, Agra just seems to be a crowded and dusty city. But to enjoy the ethereal beauty of a place you don't really need to pay much attention to its superficial charm.
Besides the Taj Mahal, the Agra tourism department also invites tourists to a host of other attractions that include the grand Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra, Itmad ud Daulah and the like. If you think that is all you can do at Agra, there is more for you. Agra is a shopper's paradise especially for the international tourist who would like to carry home some mementos. In fact, you will never tire of shopping in Agra.
Once during your visit to India, do take out some time and visit this colorful city, which would be an interesting experience. If you would like to spend the night there, you have numerous luxury and budget hotels to choose from. Chances are that you would like to come back for a second time and relive the timeless appeal of Agra all over again.