AGRA is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River, 200 km southeast from New Delhi and is one of the points of the tourist's Golden Triangle of Agra-Delhi-Jaipur. It is also known as "The city of Taj Mahal " . it is also a city of magical splendours and city having the most magnificent monuments in India. It finds a mention in the epic of Mahabharata as Agrabana, Agrabana means Paradise in Sanskrit. Later the city was also referred to as Arya Griha as the place of Aryans.
It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Ruler of Delhi Sultanate founded Agra in 1504. and its peak was, when it served as the capital of the the Mughal rulers of India from 1526 to 1658. It was known then as Akbarabad and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan later shifted his capital to Shah Jahan known for his keen interest in architecture gave Akbarabad its most prized monument, The Taj Mahal, built in loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the mausoleum was completed in 1653, and till date for tourists all over the world India is synonymous to the great Taj Mahal.
.Agra is a place where Tandoor cuisine got the birth and is famous all over the world. Agra,s sweet prepared of white pumpkin called petha is also very famous.