Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. As it lies on the banks of Yamuna River, this architectural marvel and testimony of undying love is steeped in history and romance. With a somewhat charming side, the city reveals an amazing tapestry of life as you are greeted by vendors in bustling markets and curious locals in chaotic alleyways. The city was first mentioned in the remarkable 5th century Indian epic, the Mahābhārata, and was a former capital of the great Mughal empire.


  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort
  • Tonga Ride

 Places in North India

 Places to stay

The Four Points by Sheraton Agra

Hotel Style: International

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The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra

Hotel Style: International

The Gateway, Agra, retains the inimitable style of the Taj group and makes for a memorable holiday in 'the land of the Taj Mahal'.  See Hotel

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Hotel Style: Resort

Few hotels can boast of having uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from every one of its luxurious rooms.  See Hotel

The Trident Agra

Hotel Style: International

The Trident Agra, is set amidst beautiful gardens with a central courtyard - complete with a swimming pool and fountains.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Safari on the Chambal River

Experience a relaxing full day cruise on the calm waters and watch the dramatic landscape pass by with your Chambal River Safari expedition on an ideal day. Best explored by boat and accompanied by a trained naturalist, the expedition allows for close encounters with spectacular birds and wildlife. The boatmen are highly skilled at manoeuvring as close to the wildlife as possible without disturbing them. The National Chambal Sanctuary is home to the Gharial, the highly endangered Gangetic Dolphin, Marsh Crocodiles (Muggers), Smooth-Coated Ottersand Indian Striped Hyenas. It also houses over 316 bird species, resident and migratory, such as the Indian Skimmer, Greater Thick-knee, Small Pratincole and Lapwings.

Highlights of Chambal

Enjoy river safaris on the Chambal River, go on invigorating nature walks, jeep and camel safaris, visit the Fort Ater, Sarus Crane Conservation Reserve and Patna Bird Sanctuary.

Wedding Ceremony in Agra

If your stay happens to be during wedding months, participate in a wedding ceremony performed amid the romantically magical environment of the Taj Mahal. Enjoy and participate in Indian folk dances and other live entertainment. Experience traditional Indian culture and be amazed by the different rituals.

Visit Chand Baori Step Well

Stop to visit the famous Chand Baori Step Well in Abhaneri Village, just off the main highway. Built in the 9th Cent, see its 13 levels with 3500 steps and about 100ft (30m) deep, be awed by the geometric maze of architecture and possibly the deepest step-well in the world, and well maintained too. The movie ‘The Fall’ was filmed here due to its nice architecture and history. Local legend claim the well was built in 1 night by ghosts to keep thieves who wanted to steal water, out.

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