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Agra is a North Indian city which rests on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is 206 kilometers away from the capital city New Delhi whereas the distance between Agra and Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow is about 378 kilometers.

The first thing people relate with Agra city is world famous monument Taj Mahal. But, Agra city is much more than that. It is considered as one of the best tourist attractions in India. There is no reason to stop loving this North Indian city.

Indeed, the main attractions of Agra city are monuments built on Mughal era. Agra has good history backup because Agra came to fame when it became the capital of Mughal Empire. Apart from Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra fort are also considered as the main tourist attractions of Agra.

Well, now let's check how Agra city shines on other aspects.

As Agra is a junction of three highways, the journeys are usually hassle free. NH2 is the highway that connects Delhi and Agra. The distance is about 200 kilometers whereas the drive is about four hours. Another one is Yamuna Expressway which connects Noida and Agra. Through this highway, the drive is only about two hours.
There is also another national highway named NH 93 which connects Agra and Moradabad.

Agra is a rapidly developing city. Considering Agra's value in world tourism, the design and infrastructure should be world class. Taj Complex, Sanjay Place, Kinari Bazar, Sardar Bazar and Raja Ki Mandi are the main shopping areas of Agra. In Agra, tourism industry and handicraft industry are always flourishing. The presence of shopping complexes, malls, Banks, ATMs, Apartments, roads and flyovers really how Agra turned to a modern city.

As mentioned earlier, Agra is a junction of three highways. For local transport, one can rely on local bus services provided has Agra Municipal Corporation. Apart from them, one can depend on rickshaws, auto rickshaws, and tempos. Indian railway also has stations in Agra namely Agra City railway station, Agra Fort railway station, Yamuna Bridge railway station etc. Many long running trains like Bhopal Express, Taj Express, Tamil Nadu Express, Allahabad Madhura Express etc connect Agra to other major cities in India.

My love for Agra is infinite. Hence, my favorite city in India is Agra. The factors behind my love towards are many. As explained above, Agra is a beautiful place with beautiful monuments. The tourist attractions don't end in Taj Mahal or Agra Fort, many places like Itimad-ud-daula, Akbar's Tomb, Mankameshwar Temple, Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal, Chini Ka Rauza, Jama Masjid, Ram Bagh, Mariam's Tomb, Mehtab Bagh, Keetham Lake, Hewitt Park, Indrabhan Girls' Inter College etc make Agra more beautiful.

With a good drive around Agra, full satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are looking for more city drives then please have a look on this link.

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