Portrayal of the Agra City intrinsically starts with the
Taj Mahal. Taj the 7th wonder of the world is an instrumental in
transmitting its fame far and wide across the world. The Agra City preserves
and depicts a history that is intensely embedded in Indian mythology. Today,
by virtue of the prodigious legacy of the Mughals architecture, Agra India
has emerged as one of the prime tourist hubs of the country.
Agra Tour in India is the place where once sojourn the most sumptuous regime of
the world- the regime of the Mughal Empire. The city stands in pride with
all its splendor and grandeur that reflects along with the sublime beauty of
the Taj Mahal, the verboten city of Fatehpur Sikri, an historic city in red
sandstone, Agra Fort, the tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah and Akbar's mausoleum at
Sikandra, the chief temptations in and around the city.
Agra Travel Attractions
Agra India has lot to offer its visitors. The city is popular for its historical monuments, Taj Mahotsav festival, delicious cuisines and shopping arcade in Agra India
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - The
Taj Mahal. The amenity of the legendary Mughal Empire is reminded in its
architectural magnificence of fort and palaces. The city was the capital of
the Mugal regime in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Bequeathed with the
excellent example of Mughal architecture, the city has emerges as the most
favorite of the Tourist Destination in India. A pleasant town with a
comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble
and is also famous for it's carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather
shoes. Within the reaches of the city lies Fatehpur Sikri, the glorious
capital built by Emperor Akbar.
Attractions of Agra City Tour
Taj Mahal :
peerless structure in white marble is the finest articulation of love of an
emperor for his queen. Taj was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for
his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal , in year 1632. This majestic tomb is crowned
on the banks of river Yamuna 3km from Mall.
Agra Fort Tours :
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Monuments in North India
Duration :14 Nights / 15 DaysAttractions :-
- Delhi Sightseeing - Jama Masjid, Red Fort,Chandni Chowk
- Trip to Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
- Wildlife Safari in Ranthambore National Park
- Tiger Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park
- Visit to Khajuraho Group of Temples
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- Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple in Delhi
- Temple visit in Mathura
- Appreciating arhitecture of Taj Mahal in Agra
- Holy Dip at Varanasi (Ganga)
- Visit to the erotic temples of khajuraho
red sand stone by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is a chef
d'oeuvre of art and architecture. The fort comprises of are a number of
ethereal structures, including the Moti Masjid , Diwan -E-Am, Diwan-E-Khas
and Musamman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb Agra:
6km from the Mall,
Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb was built by the queen Noor Jahan in memory of her
father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg in 1622-25 AD This luscious tomb is considered a
trailblazer of the Taj Mahal.
Jama Masjid Agra:
The masjid was built by Emperor Shah
Jahan's daughter Jahanara Begum in 1648 AD The construction of the building
is of due importance due to it's osmosis of Iranian architecture.
Radhaswamy Samadhi, Dayalbagh :
This highly ornate
memorial to the founder of the Radhaswamy sect has been in the making for
several years and is still being worked upon. It is made entirely on marble,
upon which every manner of ornamentation has been applied.
Some of the other places popular among the tourists are Dayal Bagh 8 kms,
Chini-Ka-Roza 9 kms Mariyam's Tomb 13 km, Sikandra 10 kms, Motilal Nehru
Park and Shah Jahan Gardens & Rosary.
Excursions from Agra Travel
Fatehpur Sikri :
once the capital of Emperor Akbar lies
37km.from Agra. Agra and Fatehpur Sikri are affluent legacy of Mughal
regime. Due to a shortage of water in the city it was deserted after only
fifteen years and the capital was relocated back to Agra.
10km from Agra is the monolith of Akbar is a
perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic architecture.
Rambagh 35km :
is the majestic ruin of the Mughal city.
When Babur came to India he laid the first Mughal gardens 500 m North of the
Chini Ka Rauza.
the birthplace of Lord Krishana is one of he
religious Hindu Pilrimage, 58km from Agra.
Bharatpur bird sanctuary :
at a distance of 54 km. The
sanctuary covers an area of 29 km, is famous for its magnificent migratory
birds, Siberian Cranes.
the Muslim festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm and fun
supported by assemblage and prayers. The city is also popular for its Id
Melas and the kaleidoscopic Tazias taken out on Muharram. Diwali, the main
festival of Hindus is also popularly celebrated in the city .
Sheetla Fair, Kailash Fair
Bateshwar Fair November and Urs Fatehpur Sikri during Ramzan are some of
other festivals of Agra Tours.
The Taj Mahotsav :
Taj Mahotsav is a culturally
oscillating scaffold that brings together the finest Indian crafts and
cultural subtlety. The festival is held in Shiipgram just a km from Taj. The
festival is embellished with cultural folk music, classical dance
performances and poetry. Elephant and camel rides are also organized in this
fun and food festival.
Organized by: UP Tourism Department.
Duration: the festival is held between 18th and 27th of February for
Agra Tour Packages can be customized according to the choice of visitors.