The city rose to prominence as the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th Century. Many of the city's acclaimed heritage sites date back to this era, including the resplendent Taj Mahal. Carrying the artistic heritage of the Mughal Empire into the present day, the streets of Agra are dotted with ancient buildings existing in happy harmony with modern day shops and houses. From its fine marble inlay artwork to its delightful sweet shops, the city offers much to cherish.
Agra is home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The city is just a few hours drive from Delhi. Part of India's rich history since 1000 B.C, the city was first referred to as 'Agra' by the Greek philosopher, Ptolemy in
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