There were "certain differences" between the Indian security officials and the U.S. Security team, officials from the Agra administration said.
U.S. President Barack Obama has cancelled the Agra leg of his India visit, Agra District Magistrate has confirmed.
The President, who will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, was scheduled to visit the Taj Mahal with his wife, Michelle, on January 27.
A Reuters report claimed that the President was cutting short his visit to be in Saudi Arabia following the demise of Saudi King Abdullah.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has been informally informed about the change of plans and the American security team has already left Agra.
Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary Navneet Sehgal told the media that the American security team, which was camping in Agra to ensure an unprecedented security cover for the Obamas, has left the city.
Senior State officials camping in Agra were both surprised and upset at the cancellation of Mr. Obama's visit.
"It’s possible that he might leave India earlier,” a government source said, adding that no reason had been given for the cancellation of the Agra visit.
Officials in the Agra administration told that there were "certain differences" between the Indian security officials and the U.S. Security team. Refusing to divulge more details, one of the officials said, "The security agencies from India and the US were not on the same page when it comes to certain minor details about Barack Obama's visit to the Taj. But the cancellation of the visit is surprising."