The beautiful city of Agra is located close to the national capital, Delhi on the western banks of the River Yamuna. This romantic city is the perfect spot for those in love like tourist couples from all over India and the world. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, - the Taj Mahal is a favorite romantic spot for most newly-wed couples. In addition to this White Marble UNESCO World Heritage Site there are several other historical monuments and tombs that date back to the mythological era. Some of them include the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum also known as the Sikandra Fort.
Apart from these iconic tourist spots, relish the wide variety of the local cuisine and Persian marvels of intricate architecture. There are also the famous Tonga Rides that attract most tourists. Take a boat ride across the calm waters of the Chambal River. The scenic landscape ride will help you to spot exotic birds and wildlife too. The National Chambal Sanctuary is a great place for bird watchers and photographers searching for best birds. The place is home to more than 316 species of birds. Some exotic species include the Greater Thick-knee, the Indian Skimmer, Lapwings and the Small Pratincole. See how the rescue teams rehabilitate bears at Wildlife SOS Bear Rescue Center. Several Moon Bears, Black bears, Dancing Bears and Asiatic bears were rescued under Wildlife Protection Act, India.
The best time of the year to visit this fascinating major tourist attraction place is during Diwali as streets are colorfully lit up. King Shah Jahan reined this capital city of the Mughal Empire during the ‘Golden Age of the Mughals’. He built the Taj Mahal in memory of his dear wife Mumtaz Mahal. In case you are here during the wedding season, then make sure to be part of the romantic fairytale – themed fantasy wedding ceremonies here. Emperor Akbar built the red sandstone ‘City of Victory’ known as the Fatehpur Sikri in the 16- century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the fable life while riding on carriages drawn by horses (Tonga- rides) at the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the splendid Agra Fort Sound & Light Show you should not miss out.
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