The beautiful city of Agra is located close to the national capital New Delhi on the western banks of the River Yamuna. This charismatic city is famous tourist spot from all over India and the world . One of the Seven Wonders of the world, the magnificent Taj Mahal is a favourite romantic spot for most newly-wed. In addition to this White Marble UNESCO World Heritage Site there are several other historical monuments and tombs that date back to the mythological era. Some of them include the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum also known as the Sikandra Fort.
Apart from these famous iconic tourist spots, enjoy the Persian marvels of intricate architecture and the wide variety of the local cuisine. Agra is famous for its Tonga Rides that attract most tourists. You can even take a boat ride across the calm waters of the Chambal River. The scenic landscape ride will help you to spot wildlife and exotic birds too. The National Chambal Sanctuary is a great place for bird lovers and photographers searching for best birds. Some exotic species include the Indian Skimmer, Lapwings, the Small Pratincole and Greater Thick-knee. See how the rescue teams rehabilitate bears at Wildlife SOS Bear Rescue centre. Several Moon Bears, Asiatic bears, Dancing Bears and Black bears, were rescued under Wildlife Protection Act, India.
The best time of the year to visit this fascinating major tourist attraction place is during Diwali as streets are colorfully lit up. King Shah Jahan reined this capital city of the Mughal Empire during the ‘Golden Age of the Mughals’. He built the Taj Mahal in memory of his dear wife Mumtaz Mahal. In case you are here during the wedding season, then make sure to be part of the romantic fairytale – themed fantasy wedding ceremonies here. Emperor Akbar built the red sandstone ‘City of Victory’ known as the Fatehpur Sikri in the 16- century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the fable life while riding on carriages drawn by horses (Tonga- rides) at the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the splendid Agra Fort. Agra Fort is famous monument of Agra. Sound & Light Show is organised at Agra Fort which you should not miss out during Agra tours..