Agra is a famous tourist spot and is the home of one of 7 wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over the world will frequently visit this place. Being located in the bank of Yamuna River, Agra is a part of Golden triangle along with Jaipur and Delhi. Almost millions of travellers visit this beautiful city. Agra is the only city after Delhi which had more than 10 five-star hotels. Yamuna river in Agra is to be considered as Blue River. It is the best city which offers great food and shopping experience.
History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era's history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.