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Carry along a map of Agra city when you visit Agra in Uttar Pradesh state as it introduces you to all important tourist sites.

Agra Map

Agra MapYou 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.