- Agra Fort
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
- History and Legends
- Architecture of The Taj
- Itmad- ud- daula's Tomb
- Best time to visit The Taj
- The Pink City-Jaipur
Second largest metropolis in India, Delhi is one of the favorite attractions near Agra. The city located in the Northern India is embellished with River Yamuna at its periphery and the Aravalli Hills across the west. The national capital of India; Delhi has the political status of a federally administered union territory and hence, the city upholds great political and legislative relevance. The distance from Agra to Delhi is 253 kilometers and hence the city is one of the favorite sightseeing attractions of the tourists on an Agra excursion.
Delhi with a history of varied empires embodies a harmonious blend of ancient and modern. The city showcases a picture of India itself with its diverse cultures, architecture and human diversity. Over the years the city is believed to be destroyed and rebuilt eleven times and hence contains varied shades inherited by its varied rulers. Starting from the Mauryas to Tomara dynasty followed by renowned rulers of Tughlaq, Sayyid and Lodhi dynasty all have left their marks on the city with their magnificent architecture and monuments.
The Mughal Empire ruled the northern India for more than three centuries and fascinated by the city shifted their capital from Agra to Delhi. The last rulers of the city, British as well had Delhi as their capital and hence, made all their political functioning from the city.
The city is rich with varied symbols of these dynasties and upholds a historic as well as political significance.
The major attractions in Delhi for tourists on Agra tours and a tour to Delhi are:
Red Fort, the brilliant red sandstone fort is a national edifice.
Humayun’s Tomb is one of Delhi’s UNESCO world heritage sites.
Qutub Minar is also designated as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Rajpath is the main parade route for India’s Republic Day celebrations.
Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
India Gate, a monument built as a memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in First World War
National Museum contains an unparalleled collection of various eras.
Chhattarpur Mandir is one of the most beautiful temple complexes in Delhi.
Jama Masjid is situated opposite to Red Fort and is the largest mosque in India.
Lotus Temple is a beautiful white edifice structured in shape of a lotus.
Chandini Chowk is one of the oldest shopping destinations of Delhi.
Janpath and Connaught Place are two of the most favorite shopping complexes of the city.