Agra Tourist Attractions


Agra, as people say is a collage of numerous tourist attractions. Its beautiful monuments and the rich presence of color and harmony make it a place worth visiting at least once. But the most important of Agra's tourist attractions and its main claim to fame is the magnificent Taj Mahal, the pride of India.
Words are not enough to describe the ethereal beauty of this elegant structure, which surpasses all comparisons. The most famous tourist attraction in India, the Taj is also a UNESCO Heritage structure that has mesmerized millions. This great saga of immortal love etched in stone is not only the prime tourist attraction in Agra but also provides the major boost to tourism in Agra.

Agra's tourist attractions are not just limited to the Taj Mahal. However it has to be admitted that the Taj overshadows everything else. But it sure has a competitor in the Agra Red Fort, an elegant military structure constructed by Akbar but partially converted into a palace by Shah Jahan. This palace offers a grand view of the Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River. You can also visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb, which displays some very exquisite carvings. Akbar's mausoleum at Sikandarabad is also a peaceful place to visit. Other tourist attractions in Agra include the Rambagh and Dayalbagh Gardens, Chini ka Rauza and the Jama Masjidthat give you a feel of Agra's rich past.

If you are a keen shopper, Agra is surely the place for you. Its colorful bazaars sell some of the most beautiful stuff. Browse through the many stalls and you are sure to end up with a handful of shopping bags.

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