Found along the banks of the Yamuna River, Agra was founded in 1504. It’s the ideal place to see the differences in architecture created by different regimes, religions and emperors who each tried to surpass the last. Arguably, the Taj Mahal is the finest. One of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this white marble mausoleum is often said to be the world’s greatest legacy to love.
Agra Fort, which dates back to the 16th Century, is another must on your Golden Triangle tour of India. This red sandstone fortress is home to palaces, mosques and tranquil courtyards. If you enjoy bird watching and exploring native flora Agra is full of wonderful parks which are waiting to be discovered.