You will find in the map that the ancient city of Agra is located in the Uttar Pradesh State of India near the country capital, New Delhi. The region is among the topmost tourist hubs in India because it owns the renowned Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and therefore witnesses a massive footfall of domestic and international tourists the year round. Agra finds a mention in the popular Indian epic Mahabharata too, in which it has been referred to as Agrabana or Paradise. It was Ptolemy, the famous 2nd century geographer who marked this place on his world map as Agra.
It is normally believed that Agra city was founded by Sultan Sikandar
Lodi, the ruler of Delhi Sultanate in the year 1504. In the subsequent
years, the region passed into hands of various rulers who left behind
their imprint in the form of various palaces, forts and other monuments
that dot Agra map even now. In present times, these edifices (including
the Taj) continue to draw millions of tourists from far and near. One
can also look forward to seeing the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri,
Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Chini Ka Rauza and other such
places of historical importance here.
Being an important tourist destination in India, you will notice in the
Agra map that this region is very well-connected by air, road and rail.
Agra has its own local airport named Keira Airport that's located seven
kilometers beyond the city centre. All major Indian airlines operate to
and from Agra. One can also opt to reach New Delhi by flight and then
commute to Agra via road. Agra has good connectivity via both roads and
rail to nearby popular tourist destinations like Rajasthan as well as
with rest of India. One can even board luxury trains like the Palace on
Wheels, Rajdhani and Satabdi to reach Agra.