Being an ancient city enriched with the Mughal heritage, Agra is among the most popular tourist destinations of this nation located in North India. The name of this city is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. The city appeared in its modern form in 1475 AD. Agra has always remained an important center of Indian Art and culture while serving as the capital of India for almost one and a half century from 1506 AD to 1658 AD.
The rich heritage of the city has flourished over the time, during the rule of a number of different governments. In different parts of history, this city has remained the capital of the Delhi Sultanate and also the Mughal Empire. After being the capital of India during the Mughal rule, Agra got some of the most beautiful gardens, mausoleums, monuments and a number of different functional constructs.
The iconic Agra Fort, Jama masjid, Akbar’s Tomb, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula (known as the Baby Taj or the Jewelry Box), Mehtab Bagh ( different gardens located there), the old markets of Kinari Bazaar, the Taj Museum are in the list of beautiful monuments and relics that attract tourists from round the globe every year. Many of these monuments are exceptionally big and include separate rooms for prayer, meeting, assemblage, worship, etc.
Fatehpur Sikri, the sister city of Agra that was originally built as the capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar is called the Ghost Town. This well- preserved, yet abandoned town remain there for 5 centuries. Along with Taj mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort are three of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Legends have it that the childless Emperor Akbar visited the shrine of Saint Salim Chisti in this area to have the successor of his Empire. The saint promised him to have three sons and that came true. After that, Akbar the Great moved his capital to this site.
This city is a part of the Golden Triangle in Indian Tourism. There are a number of eateries and restaurants in this city offering myriads of delectable North Indian cuisines from different states of the nation. A group of skilled artisans and craftsmen has developed a great handicrafts industry in this city. A visit to this city will also help you explore the different indigenous art forms like woodwork, marble carvings, pietra dura, etc.
DAY TRIP TO AGRA
The pick-up will happen from the Home/ Hotel in the morning hours at 6:00 AM. You will be welcomed by one of the representatives from the company. You will be taken on a tour of Agra by him for a duration of around 4 to 5 hours and a distance of 235 kilometers will be […]
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