Trips to Agra
Despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums, and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling marketplaces. Agra straddles a large bend along the holy Yamuna River. The fort and the Taj, 1.2 miles (2km) apart, both overlook the river on different parts of the bend. The main train and bus stations are a few miles southwest.