One of the corners of the famed Golden Triangle circuit in India, Agra is definitely an explorer’s paradise as there are so much history digging and facts finding to do in here. You can find yourself getting lost in the interesting stories about the monuments of Agra once you start hearing them. To support what we have put forward, let us give you a snapshot of Agra:
It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. The evidence is that almost on every website you will definitely find Golden Triangle tour packages of which Agra is a very important destination. It offers the natural beauty and manmade wonders. Taj Mahal is one of them.
UNESCO world heritage sites in Agra…
- Agra Fort: Made of red sandstone, this fort is a small city in itself. It has palaces, halls for public and special audience, splendidly beautiful mosques. It is a remnant of the great architectural prowess of Mughal era, see and decide for yourself.
- Taj Mahal: Now this is not just a UNESCO World heritage site but it has also earned for itself the title of being one of the ‘7 wonders of the world’. Being architecturally marvellous, it was built by blending different architectural styles. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved begum Mumtaj Mahal. It is remained close on Friday. Sunset and Sunrise is the best time to see the view of Taj. 2 Days Sunrise and Sunset Tour is enough to explore the beautiful Taj to see its scenic view.
- Fatehpur Sikri: So this is a bonus you get if you take a side trip or travel to Jaipur enroute it. Being a city lying in ruins, this is also one of the UNESCO World heritage sites which are another gem in the list of Mughal Monuments in India. It is built by the Emperor Akbar. It is a perfect mixture of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture. It was declared as World Heritage Site in the year of 1986.
- Mehtab Bagh: This is garden which lies in between of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. There were several gardens during the reign of Mughal and it is one of them.
One unique thing to do in Agra..?
Try to schedule your trip around February/March because it is the time when Agra comes to life with Taj Mahotsav being celebrated as a 10 days cultural festival.
These places are not enough. Itimad-Ud-Daulah, Dayal Bagh, Jawab Masjid, Buland Darwaja, Taj Museum, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Akbar, Delhi Gate Agra, Mehtab Bagh, Tomb of Mariam Zamani, Baby Taj are another attractions to visit in Agra.
Ademar Arau, A Mexican guy staying in Gurgaon India from last 3 years, translator by profession. Love to do capture the moments, writing and blogging, currently associated with olaviajes.com as Spanish – English travel blogger.