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Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is 378 kilometers (235 mi) west of the state capital, Lucknow, 206 kilometers (128 mi) south of the national capital New Delhi, 58 kilometres (31 mi) south of Mathura and 125 kilometers (78 mi) north of Gwalior. Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 24th most populous in India. In the 2001 Indian census, Agra had a population of 1,326,000. Males consist of 53% of the population and females consist of 47% of the population. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. The main language used by the people in Agra is Hindi followed by English and Urdu.

Agra is on the Indo-Gangetic plain and has a continental climate, with long, hot summers from April to September. During summers dry winds blow in this region. The monsoon months from July to September see about 69 cm of rainfall annually. Winters are from November to February. Agra is best visited in the months of October, November, February, and March when the average temperature is between 16 and 25 Celsius.

It was once the capital of Mughal Empire. Since Shah Jahan could not stay in the land after the death of his beloved wife, he shifted the capital to Delhi. Agra is located on the western banks of the river, Yamuna. It is about 200 km away from the capital of the country, New Delhi.


Red fort in Agra, Uttar Pradesh is the proof of Mughal empire with the structure that as the tint of Mughal design.


People think Agra is just for Taj Mahal. But, it is an enthusiast place that would put you in awe. Agra was the capital of the great Akbar. Thus, there are a lot of architectural marvels to enjoy here that are related to the Persian style. The iconic tourism destination is the world wonder, Taj Mahal. Apart from this, you can find tombs of various kinds, religious places, Yamuna River and water-related activities in the river.

taj Mahal

Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh is the epitome of love worldwide.


General Lake of the British Raj took over when Agra earned back its prominence in the northwestern cities. During the transition from Jats to the British Rule there were several pricy exquisite pieces carried away. Several great monuments were plundered and saw decline until present modern times. 

Agra continues to attract many tourists from around the world. People come all the way to sight the world famous Taj Mahalknown for its symbol of love. Not to mention the formidable Agra Red Fort, gated Fatehpur Sikri, enormous Buland Darwaza, plush Mughali Gardens and of course the interesting historical tales that each monument has to say.


Old and Rare photos of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. (PC: reckontalk)


Agra is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and gets the most amounts of tourists every year. Do you know that this place has three attractions that are considered to be a heritage place by UNESCO? Starting from Holi to Diwali, a lot of festivals would transform this district into a paradise.  


Agra Fort with rare and old photo. (PC: reckontalk)

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