Agra is the city where the Taj Mahal is located. Agra is in the state of Uttar Pradesh, but is not the capital of the state. The Red Fort is also found in Agra. Although the city is well known for these exceptional World Heritage Sites, it does not have the appeal of other Indian cities and is not, in itself, a travel destination. It is only visited so frequently because of these two monuments. Its population is 1 700 000, many of which are young people.

Some of the attractions in Agra:

  • The Taj Mahal - The tomb of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, a World Heritage Site.
  • The Red Fort - Very nice stronghold of Agra, also of global reach.
  • Le Sikandra - This is the tomb of Akbar, it is a mausoleum in red sandstone.
  • Fatehpur Sikri - This ancient imperial city is 37 km west of Agra.