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Agra is a city in northern India, about 225 kilometers from New Delhi, India’s capital. The Taj in Agra is not only the city’s but India’s most popular attraction.
This majestic monument in the heart of India has a tale that has melted the hearts of millions since it was first visible. A love story that ended in 1631 lives on in the form of TAJ. It is regarded as a living reminder of everlasting love. The love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahan, two historical figures who gave the message of everlasting love are the reason for Taj’s existence.
The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the current seven wonders of the world, is India’s symbol of eternal love.
As you enter the Main Gate, you will see the Taj Mahal in all its splendor and just like me you will be awestruck. In this age of hurried moments and instant gratification, take a moment to relax and fill your senses with the magnificence of TAJ.
The sculptural and craftwork in white marble with various precious and semi-precious stones set it apart as a monument.It is highly polished and adorned with intricate inlay work. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. Book a guide when you are getting your entry tickets as it will help you to understand the history and grand architectural design of Taj.
Glory in Red
Once your visit to Taj is over, you can opt for the next stop just near to it, The fort of Agra. This fort was a symbol of wealth, courage, and endurance in those days. The fort is parallel to the Yamuna River, and the mighty gates encircled it in all four directions, making it impregnable.
After your tour of Agra, the next day you can go to Fatehpur Sikri, a popular tourist destination near Agra. It is an imperial fortress city with cultural influences from throughout the Mughal Empire. Agra and Father Siri are about 40 kilometers apart.
The presence of a vast complex of monuments and temples, all in a standardized architectural design, including one of India’s largest mosques, the Jama Masjid, has led to its inclusion on the UNESCO Heritage Sites list.
The Mughal emperor Akbar built this 54-meter-high gate known as Buland Darwaza in 1602. It is the world’s highest gateway and it looks stunning from the inside.
Do not leave the city without getting submerged in the gastronomical delight of the Mughal spice blend. It has an everlasting impact on Agra’s culinary scene. The streets are swarming with royally influenced, flavor-packed food that allows you to dine as the Mughal kings did.
Every Mughal-influenced recipe enhances the ideal distinctive blend of spices in a dish, making the food delightfully flavorful. And do not forget to taste the sweet delights offered by the city.
Land of Spirituality
A visit to Agra also gives you a remarkable opportunity to rekindle your inner self and spirituality. For this, you have to travel 71 KM from Agra to Vrindavan.
Vrindavan is a must-see because of the heady blend of spirituality, earthy hospitality, and Krishna lore! A one-day visit to Vrindavan is not enough to see all of the attractions, but you can easily see the major attractions in one day.
The Colourful Bazaars
It is just not possible that you visit Agra and do not go on a shopping spree. Agra is known for a wide range of one-of-a-kind and extinct crafts that are very rare. A marble replica of the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous collectibles. Most of the major shopping malls are near the Taj Mahal, with Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar, and Munro Road being the most well-known.
Best Time To Visit Agra
Autumn and winter are the best times to visit Agra because the heat has subsided and the weather is cool and ideal for sightseeing. Spend an afternoon strolling through the grounds of the Taj Mahal and taking in the splendor of this majestic monument.
Walk through many bazaars, purchasing souvenirs and gifts while honing your negotiating skills. Enjoy a cup of coffee while sitting on a rooftop restaurant with a view of the Taj Mahal.