Agra lies on the Yamuna river.It is situated in Uttar Pradesh.The city centers around Agra fort which was built by Akbar in 1566. The world famous Taj Mahal is in Agra.In the Mughal period , in the 16th and 17th centuries Agra was the capital of India. It was here that the founder of the dynasty , Babar laid out the first formal Persian garden on the banks of the river Yamuna.
The northern part of the city has business and market districts.Modern factories lie north of the city along the river. Agra is an important trading center for cotton , grain, sugar and tobacco.The city is well known for the gold lace and delicate inlaid mosaics that its people make chiefly by hands.Back