Taj Mahal Agra

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Taj Mahal Agra

Agra At a Glance

Agra is the city of the unique Taj Mahal. The story of Agra begins much prior then the Taj and finds its place in epic Mahabharata also. Ptolemy, the famous second century A.D. geographer, manifested it on his map of the world as Agra. Tradition and legend attribute the present city of Raja Badal Singh (around 1475 A.D.). Later under the Mughal rule, the city became prominent due to its finest monuments design: The Taj Mahal Agra of Shah Jhan, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Agra Fort of Akbar, and neighbouring Sikandra.


Agra's Climate
Agra has sub-tropical and prone to extremes temperatures, during the summer the winter. The rainy season is between June and September and the city receives annual rainfall of 26 inches.

Agra's Location
Agra has sub-tropical and prone to extremes temperatures, during the summer the winter. The rainy season is between June and September and the city receives annual rainfall of 26 inches.

Agra's Area and Population
Agra city has an average literacy rate of 65%. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47% of population.

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