Agra

Agra is not only the erstwhile capital of Hindustan it is also the present tourism capital of the country. The city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, is located about 200 kilometers south of the national capital New Delhi.

It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Agra Taj on a Full Moon Night
While seeing Taj Mahal is an unforgettable experience in itself, you can enhance this experience further by seeing Taj on a Full moon night. Check with our expert to know the Full moon dates around your travel time.
AgraThe festival of HOLI in Agra & around
Every year IdiscoverIndia celebrates the festival of Holi with full fervor. All our guests are invited to experience this festival of colors. Additionally if you have a few more days at your disposal you can even experience the Holi of nearby villages and towns of Agra. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis”- thus the coining of the term “Lathmar Holi”.
Click here to view excerpts from Holi being celebrated in its unique ways in this area.

View some great photographs taken during the festival and published in a leading newspaper. Click to View Photos Other places where Holi is played amidst great fanfare are Mathura and Vrindivan.
AgraBird sightseeing at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur
During the winter season you will find lots of migratory birds here. A quick tour on foot, cycle rickshaw or bicycle is great experience in this small park. With so many birds of different species at one place, it definitely is a unique experience for not only bird lovers but also other nature lovers.

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