Agra, historically beautiful dazzles like a pearl on the global tourism map for its unparallel elegy to love-Taj Mahal! To the world, Agra is the 'city of Taj', the most photgraphed mausoleum attracting hordes of tourists who visit to capture the elusive magic of the 'marble poetry' and put it in words, paint it different colours and sing it in different tunes. Tourists simply die for capturing the priceless moment of many moods of the marble monolith. The city also houses two world heritage monuments other than the Taj Mahal. The magnificient Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and several other monuments reflect the keen sense of aesthetics and insatiable artistic hunger of the Mughals.
Known all over the world for its leather products, carpets, embroidery zari and zardozi work, the marble work, the city of Agra has innumerable vibrant bazaars namely Kinari Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar having hordes of skilled craftsmen displaying intricate designs and boast of being the descendents of craftsmen of the Mughal era.Equally famous is the traditional Persian-influenced cuisine of the city -the tempting kebabs,naan,pulao rice dishes simply augment the pleasure of visiting it. One should not miss Agra's Petha and Ghazak to get a real feel of the place!
Climate of Agra
Agra located in the norther part of India experiences extreme tropical climatic conditions. Summers begin in April and lasts till June marked by extreme rise temperature reaching 45 degree Celsius. Days are extremely hot and humid but the temperature dips down during night.
The rainy season begins in July and continues till September characterized by scanty rainfall increasing the heat and humidity. Winters usually set in December and lasts through January marked by chilling cold and and high amount of fog at times. The ideal time to visit this romantic city is during winters when the weather is really balmy.