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Location of Taj Mahal

Delhi 203 km
Khajuraho 393 km
Gwalior 118 km
Jaipur 237 km
Calcutta 1287 km
Varanasi 657 km
Mussoorie 417 km
Mumbai 1204 km
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Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra, one of the most powerful cities in the medieval world. Agra is a part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is a part of the great northern plains and is situated on the west bank of River Yamuna. Agra is 204 km south of Delhi.


Agra is mentioned in the ancient epic Mahabharata as Agraban, the sister city of the more prominent Mathura. Agra was established in 1475 by Badal Singh and came into its own when Sikander Lodhi of the Lodhi dynasty chose it for his capital because of its proximity to the Yamuna. Babur defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also to lay the foundation of the Mughal empire.

In the mid-16th and earlier 17th centuries, Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time that the symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, was built. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality. Besides the monuments, Agra is worth a visit for the masterpieces of craftsmen recreating the glory of the Mughal period and for the Mughlai cuisine, the aroma of which fills the narrow lanes of Agra.

Climate of Agra
The climate of Agra is extreme and tropical. Summers in Agra are extremely hot and the maximum temperature can be as high as 45 degree Celsius, while winters are cold and foggy. Heavy rains and high humidity mark the monsoon season.

Agra travel & Taj Mahal travel is feasible throughout the year, but one must avoid the extreme hot summers (April-June) and rainy season (July-Sept). The most suitable time to tour Agra is in winters.

Other Places of Interest In Agra
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Itmad-Ud-Daulah
Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra
Swami Bagh Samadhi
Mankameshwar Temple
Guru ka Tal
Chini Ka Rauza
Ram Bagh
Mariam's Tomb
Mehtab Bagh
Keetham Lake

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