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Agra, a large urbanized city in Uttar Pradesh, subsumes 3 UNESCO world heritage sites, myriad markets and a history that’s too hard to ignore. Since time immemorial, Agra had been used as a stronghold by kings such as Akbar. Located on the banks of river Yamuna and with better connectivity through different transportation networks, Agra becomes an easy and amusing commute for travelers.
Best Places to Visit in Agra
Taj Mahal, the epitome, and symbol of love and dedication is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Shah Jahan commissioned the construction of this Mahal to commemorate his love for his wife Mumtaz. Architecture by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the design holds up the one that incepted with Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah. Those days, complete marble flooring was normal, so to up the ante, Jahan got the whole thing made up from marble. The outer sceneries coalesce well with the inner one. White, coupled with red and green of the surroundings woo visitors like nothing else. Centre of the Mahal is occupied by the tombs of the lovers. Better than everyone else, the great poet Rabindranath Tagore has captured the essence of the monument by calling it “the teardrop on the creek of time.”
There is no paucity of UNESCO world heritage sites in Agra. Another one of them, the Agra Fort, is frequented by tourists to the city. Just after the completion of Taj Mahal, Aurangzeb deposed Shah Jahan at the fort. This fortress protected the city inside which flourished with markets and hotels. Citizens used to frequent the market for purchasing royal clothing and tasting Mughal delicacies. The strength of Agra as a capital was realized by Akbar who then used this fort as his stronghold.
Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah
Being located near the bank of river Yamuna makes this tomb a quick travel from Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The architecture of the tomb brought a shift from sandstone edifices to a fully marble one. Itimad-Ud-Daulah was a story of chance encounters that pushed him from rags to riches. The construction of tomb was ordered by his daughter, Noor Jahan, the wife of Jahangir. Surrounded by gardens and tranquility, I think he is waiting for his resurrection.)
Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity
Originally set up in Calcutta during 1950, the society has gained ground and helped millions across India and the entire globe. The workers of this organization often adhere to the principles of chastity, poverty, and obedience. These missionaries have helped people from myriad backgrounds and guided them through sickness, poverty, addiction and lack of education to the other side One of the branches of this society is located in Agra and it would behoove you to visit and soak in the satisfaction of doing something good.
This SOS focuses on the distressed animals who need a shelter in order to flourish. Wildlife SOS also acts as a zoo or a small wildlife sanctuary and houses myriad animals such as elephants and bears. A plethora of gardens ensures that tourists are exposed to the variety of flora available in Agra. Though for highlight reel on fauna, you must visit the Wildlife SOS. Not only is it wonderful and awe-inspiring but also educational. Sit through the video produced by the NGO to get a glimpse of their vision and dream for this organization. For bird watching, the best time to visit would be sprung.
Must try for Gourmands
- Bedau Kachori and Jalebi (Devarams, Pratapgarh Crossing)
- Milk Cake
- Aloo Tikki with Lassi (Seth Dhaba)
Agra, being situated near Delhi, is famous for its extreme weather. Traveling during the month of Feb would be the best idea of all. The skies are clear, the gardens are inundated with flowers and the bear’s dance to Hip Hop music by Honey Singh.
Time is taken for travel: Anywhere from 3 hours via Taj Express Highway
Traveling around the city
Most of the tourist’s attractions are located in proximity, thus reducing the overall time taken for commuting. Still, there are several acclaimed markets to whom only a few seasoned travelers, tourists with guides and locals are privy to. Our drivers are conversant with all the nooks, crooks and streets of Agra and can guide you through famous monuments to clandestine markets witnessing a deluge of people.