Agra is among the few destinations in the world that require any introduction. Being the home to the world- renowned beauty called Taj Mahal, Agra tour Packages are one of the highest selling tours opted by travellers of all kinds and ages.
The symbol of utter romance and love, Taj Mahal is an iconic monument of India, apart from being one of the seven magnificent wonders of the world. Agra while owes its extreme popularity as a travel destination to it, also harbours tons of other attractions that are every bit worth visiting as the Taj itself. Be it the Red Fort or Mehtab Garden or Fatehpur Sikri, Agra surely knows how to preserve and cherish its golden past. Built to the perfection by the skilled artisans, sculptors and engineers of the Mughal era, these exquisite monuments are every traveller’s delight.
The beautiful city of Agra is found near the national capital, Delhi on the western banks of the River Yamuna. This sentimental city is the ideal spot for those in adoration like visitor couples from all over India and the world. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, - the Taj Mahal is a most loved sentimental spot for most recently marry couples. Notwithstanding this White Marble UNESCO World Heritage Site there are a few other recorded landmarks and tombs that go back to the fanciful time. Some of them incorporate the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum otherwise called the Sikandra Fort.
Aside from these famous places of interest, relish the wide assortment of the neighborhood food and Persian wonders of mind boggling design. There are likewise the renowned Tonga Rides that pull in many visitors. Take a vessel ride over the quiet waters of the Chambal River. The picturesque scene ride will assist you with spotting intriguing winged animals and untamed life as well. The National Chambal Sanctuary is an extraordinary place for feathered creature watchers and picture takers hunting down best winged animals. The place is home to in excess of 316 types of feathered creatures. Some extraordinary species incorporate the Greater Thick-knee, the Indian Skimmer, Lapwings and the Small Pratincole. Perceive how the save groups restore bears at Wildlife SOS Bear Rescue Center. A few Moon Bears, Black bears, Dancing Bears and Asiatic bears were saved under Wildlife Protection Act, India.
The best time to visit this interesting significant vacation destination put is amid Diwali as boulevards are beautifully lit up. Lord Shah Jahan reined this capital city of the Mughal Empire amid the 'Brilliant Age of the Mughals'. He fabricated the Taj Mahal in memory of his dear spouse Mumtaz Mahal. In the event that you are here amid the wedding season, at that point try to be a piece of the sentimental fantasy – themed dream wedding functions here. Head Akbar constructed the red sandstone 'City of Victory' known as the Fatehpur Sikri in the 16-century, now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the tale life while riding on carriages drawn by ponies (Tonga-rides) at the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the mind blowing Agra Fort Sound and Light Show you ought not pass up a great opportunity.
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People from all around the world may not have heard of Agra, but everyone knows the beautiful ivory white-marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, as the icon of love. This wonder of the world is the perfect example of the intricacy and brilliance of Persian and Mughal architecture. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Today, the Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it continues to hold the same magical appeal, attracting approximately eight million tourists a year. Viewing of the Taj Mahal is usually from sunrise to sunset, except Fridays. Night viewing of the Taj Mahal is only allowed on five nights of the month: the night of the full moon and two days before and after.
As you enter and start to cross courtyard after courtyard, you realize that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. This red sandstone and marble architecture exudes power and grandiosity. Agra fort was primarily begun by Emperor Akber in 1565 as a military structure and was later transformed into a palace by his grandson Emperor Shah Jahan. Some of the most iconic structures in Mughal history are still a part of this fort, such as Shish Mahal (Mirror Palace), Diwan-e-aam (Hall of general audience) and Diwan-e-khaas (Hall of private audiences). The Amar Singh gate, which was originally built to confuse attackers with its dogleg design, is now the sole point of entry to the fort.
Constructed just opposite the Taj Mahal, Mehtab bagh is a char-bagh (four garden) complex that is considered the ultimate viewing point of the magnificent marble mausoleum. The garden is open from sunrise to sunset and is considered a photographer’s haven because it is the point from where you can take some unique photographs of the Taj with a gorgeous backdrop.
This tomb is the first to be built in white marble instead of red sandstone, which officially marked the cessation of red sandstone from Mughal architecture. Itimad-ud-Daula is sometimes referred to as the “baby Taj” or a draft of the Taj Mahal, as it has been constructed with the same elaborate carvings and pietra dura (cut-out stone work) inlay techniques.
The tomb is surrounded by beautiful gardens that make it the perfect site to relax and experience the beauty of an old era that was rich in art, culture, and history.
To experience what most of Agra felt like many years ago, Kinari Bazar is the perfect place to visit. Located in the narrow streets behind Jama Masjid, where multitudes of colorful little shops spill over, women bargain and cars dodge one another. This is the place where some of the finest jewelry in Agra, as well as fabric, clothing, shoes, authentic snack stalls, and Agra’s famous marble-work can be found. It is also the go-to place for any tiny tidbits related to weddings, like beautifully crafted garlands, bridal veils, and groom turbans.
Located on the Agra-Fatehpur Sikri highway, Korai village is home to people belonging to the Kalandhar tribe. A day trip to experience the kind of life they live will not only show you what rural life in India is like but will also give an inside feel of their simple lifestyle—their huts, how they cook their food, and how they drink water using a hand pump. The people of this village now earn a livelihood through these day tours, as the money collected is used to purchase everyday items such as food, rations, and stationary for the kids. These items are then equally distributed among the families. Prior to this, the villagers kept bears and they would host several bear dances to entertain visitors and earn a source of income. However, they had lost this opportunity once the government acted upon animal rights.
Foreigners visiting the village has had a positive effect on the people of Korai village and they look forward to entertaining tourists and educating them about their lives. A tour can easily be booked by filling out a form on their website, and the visiting charge is only $10 per person, which is directed towards the village’s welfare.
Offering a different, more relaxing side to Agra, Taj Nature walk is located just 500 meters away from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. This is a place where you can walk around and enjoy some quiet time, especially during the winters. It is also quite famous for offering a view of the Taj from various angles, especially four main points from where you can see the Taj Mahal in the background. As you stroll around the park, beautiful birds, such as peacocks and hoopoes, can also be seen.
A great initiative that was started by a group of individuals to conserve India’s wildlife, Wildlife SOS is a great place to visit to spend some time with the animals as well as educate yourself regarding the current situation regarding animal cruelty in India. Although Wildlife SOS initially started to rescue the “dancing bears” of India, it also runs active projects to provide shelter and help to leopards, elephants, reptiles, and other animals.
Wildlife SOS offers a personal two-hour guided experience that you must pre-book. This involves a guided tour of the facility, a documentary to explain the history of the dancing bears, and activities to interact with the bears, such as feeding them fruit or porridge. The center is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.