The historical city of Agra holds a special place in the hearts of travellers. The most visited tourist destination in India, Agra is a delight for those who seek to discover the heritage and cultural history of India.
Only 217 kms away from Delhi, you can reach Agra easily by train or car. It’s so close to the national capital that you can get on a train in the morning, reach Agra by afternoon, bask in its historical glory and return to Delhi by the evening train. A part of the fabled Golden Triangle tour of India, Agra captures the essence of India beautifully.
The most famous tourist place in Agra – or, we dare say, India – is the Taj Mahal. The grand marble monument is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and attracts 7-8 million tourists from around the world. The Taj Mahal tour will leave you spellbound. This marvellous structure stands a testimony to the undying love of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the monument above the tomb of his beloved wife Mumtaz.
History finds itself abundant in the streets of Agra as many of its monuments are now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Agra Fort stands strong at the heart of the city. Built part-after-part by generations of Mughal emperors, you can still see the evolution of engineering and technology in the different mahals (sections) of the Agra Fort.
You will find more examples of India’s rich heritage and history in other highlights of your Agra tour, including the majestic fortress of Fatehpur Sikri also known as the City of Victory, and Akbar Mausoleum also known as the Sikandra Fort.
If you are a fan of authentic experiences, ride the Tongas (horse-drawn carriages) that were once the private conveyance of Nawabs and Sultans.
Go on a walking tour in Agra and explore the centuries-old Zaveri Bazaar to get a glimpse of the majestic marble decor work that has been there for generations. Witness havelis and stores that are over 400 years old at Kinari Bazaar and shop to your heart’s content.
Visit the heart-warming Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity, one of the largest charitable orphanages in India, or spend some moments at the Wildlife SOS Agra Bear Rescue Facility, which is home to over 200 sloth bears that were rescued from the brutal practice of bear dancing once carried out by gypsies called Kalandars.
Agra is the crown jewel of India’s vast range of enticing tourist destinations. It’s said that one who comes to Agra once is destined to return for more.
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