District Uttar Pradesh
Location 200 km from Delhi
Famous As The Seat of Taj Mahal
What To Look For Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
Anyone attempting to say something in the praise of ‘Taj Mahal’ suddenly feels at loss of words the moment he/she steps in the historical magnificence. An apostle of love, Taj Mahal is now in the Top of the list of Seven Wonders of the World.
The world submits before its beauty. What makes this wonderful piece of art all the more significant and worthwhile is the fact that it is backed by immense love, which showered out from the heart of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan once upon a time. We make you interact with every detail with finest travel India guides at your disposal.
Agra is famous for being the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the fort and the palaces here is a dramatic remainder of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Agra was also once the capital city of the Mughals and till today it seems to hang on to its glorious past. Agra is located on the banks of river Yamuna. Apart from the Taj Mahal, You will also find some magnificent and grand historical monuments here.
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One of the seven wonders of the World and a World Heritage Site.
Get enamoured by the famous Taj Mahotsav which pulsates the city of Agra in the month of Feb! A must watch!
Nights of Taj Mahal are special! Linger here as the sun sets and view the monument blossoming into a juvenile beauty!
Taj Mahal is one of the most visited places of India and a must itinerary !
Get the oppurtunity to unveil the comphrensive sites of Taj Mahal.- Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
For those who have an eye for craftsmanship can collect beatifying marble artifacts from here!.
A Forgotten Wonder
Also called the symbol of love, Tajmahal whose Persian meaning is the crown palace, was built by Shahjahan in the remembrance of his beautiful wife Mumtaz mahal. It is one of the most and frequently visited monument all around the world. Also referred to as the white wonder, Tajmahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Tajmahal is a legendary story of a husbands love for his wife etched in stone which is why it is called the epitome of love. Foreigners from all around the world come to Agra to see this majestic tribute to beauty and love. Even after more than 350 yrs, Taj Mahal has not lost the romantic aura around it. It has been also a great inspiration for a lot of poets, lovers, painters and authors. The commemorative plaque of the queen is inlaid with stunning jewels. The workmanship is so wonderful that it has been described as designed by giants and finished by jewelers.
What To See ?
Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are many other places while you are visiting Agra. The most famous being the Fatehpur Sikri which is 26 miles away from Agra. Elaborate and grand palaces, courtyards, pools, tombs, harems and a beautiful mosque can also be seen at Fatehpur Sikri. What is not to be missed here is the Buland Darwaza which is a lofty gateway to the famous Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and said to be the copy of the main mosque at Mecca. Inside the Jama Masjid, there is a sacred shrine of Sufi saint Salim Chisti.
It was built as a thanks to the saint, who predicted that emperor Akbar would have three sons and the following year he had a son and the emperor named him Salim after the saint . Till date there is a strong belief to this story and many childless couples visit the shrine of Sheikh Salim Chisthi seeking accomplishment of their wishes. An up Talco is a beautifully ornamented pool with a platform in the centre which can be reached by a small bridge. The royal singer Tansen used to sit on this platform in the centre of the pool and perform for the emperor. There are many more complexes here at fatehpur sikri to be seen like The Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace, Hawa Mahal and the birbal Palace.
What To Buy ?
During the Mughal rule, many different communities of craftsmen came to India and settled in Agra. The royals patronized them and developed their art to perfection which makes Agra an ideal place for picking up marble handicrafts specially the replicas of the Taj Mahal, carpets, rugs, embroidery pieces and leather. Agra is full of intriguing local bazaars like the Sadar bazaar and the Shilpgram. If you are visiting here during the Tajmahotsav you will see that artisans and craftsmen from all over India display their exquisite works of crafts and art to sell.
Agra is famous for it Famous for its delectable and delicious mughlai cuisine which makes it a perfect place for the food lovers. You can satisfy your taste buds with the rich, creamy kormas, tender steak in an almond sauce, the famous nargisi koftas and the mutton mince. The city is famous for a sweet called petha and tasty snack called Dalmoth.