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General info Agra was once the capital of the Mughal empire and even today it seems to linger in the past. Not surprising, for the Mughal emperors with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in the world. It is very easy to slip away here through the centuries into the grandeur and intrigues of the Mughal court. Agra is an old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabana, a forest thats finds mention in the epic Mahabharta. In more recent times Agra came into prominence when Sikandar Lodi made it his capital city in 1501.

The Lodi rule was to end very soon and Agra passed into the possession of the Mughals. It was during the time of the third emperor Akbar that Agra came into its own. He embarked on the construction of the massive Agra Fort in 1565. Though Akbar was diverted into building a new capital at Fatehpur Sikari not far away, Agra continued to retain its importance and Shah Jehan, Akbar's grandson ornamented the city with that masterpiece of Mughal architecture -the Taj Mahal and built several other beautiful buildings within the Agra Fort.

Area: 62 sq. km.
Altitude: 169 mts
Temperature: Summer :- Max 45.0ºC, Min 21.9ºC. Winter :- Max 31.7ºC, Min 4.2ºC.
Rainfall: 66 cm average yearly.
Languages: spokenHindi, Urdu, English
STD Code: 0562
List of agra hotel

Sikandra Fatehpur sikari Palace of Jodh bai
Panch mahal The Buland darwaja The House of birbal
The Jamatkhana

Taj Gateway Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb Agra fort
Jami masjid Chini ka rauza Rambagh
Jahangir mahal Chisti's tomb