Delhi, the Dil(heart) of India is a vision of busy streets, the bustling Connaught Place(largest financial/business center in Delhi), the Parliament House, the Lotus temple and more. Delhi is the first pedestal to reach Agra or Jaipur, together; they are called the ‘Golden Triangle of India.’ Delhi is classified into two very significant divisions, Old or the heritage Delhi and New Delhi (NCR region). Since Delhi gives a tedious account of the time of the Mughal rulers, many mosques, forts, and monuments join feet to define the beat. A tourist can get a load of ancient India and have a ball of the city’s luxuries after that. From Delhi, Agra is a matter of three hours, and people incline on car journeys mostly.
Agra houses India’s most famous monument and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal. The enormity of Mughal architecture will leave you in awe, and there will loom a permanent trail of the beauty in your mind for a lifetime.
Agra covers almost all the monuments including Fatehpur Sikri. To take a sneak peek into the crazily congested bazaars in India, Agra is the ideal place being one of the oldest cities of India. In Agra, you will feel close to Indian civilization as the remote area boasts of the unexploited Indian villages full of culture.
Some of the monuments and places to visit in Agra:
The Taj Mahal:
The Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most important places to visit in Agra. It is a breathtaking experience to be in the Taj Mahal; no word can do any justice to its first spell. It was given shape at the banks of the Yamuna River. The Taj Mahal was built in 1630 AD, in which lie the mortal remains of Mumtaz Mahal, wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal is built of sheer marble, and it took 22 long years to complete this piece of wonder.
One of the renowned Mughal forts in India, Agra Fort is built of brick by a clan of Rajputs, the warriors of India, which was eventually captured and remodeled by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and made it the capital in the year 1558. There are mosques, audience halls, palaces and towers that represent and that stand as a souvenir to the reign of Akbar. There is a sound and light show held in the evening, which is the main attraction of Agra Fort.
Mehtab Bagh is the moonlit garden that overlooks the Taj Mahal. This too is situated at the Yamuna river bank and called the “Moonlit Garden” spanning about 25 acre Mughal Garden complex. As no proper care was taken, the garden fell to its ruin but later was beautifully remodeled. It is open until sunset.
The old city of Agra is situated at the heart of Agra. If you hold dear the hustle bustle of crazy Indian market places and want to click pictures of the same, Agra’s Old city is got to be your pick. It is located at the rear of the Jama Masjid. The kinari bazaar where you can buy shoes, sarees, jewelry, clothes all with authentic Indian tang. You can also find a tour guide there.
In Kachhpura village you will find marble works that hold with Agra’s handicraft.
Dating back to the 16th century, it was a proud capital of the Mughal Empire which has now reduced to ruins. ASI has declared it as one of the weighty historical places of India, and there is a belief that centuries before it was forsaken by the inhabitants because of the scarcity of water. From Agra, it takes an hours’ drive to reach.
If you have time, you may also visit Rajasthan, which is not too far away from Agra.