Agra is known as one of the historical centers of India. It has marked its existence on the world map being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World and that is Taj Mahal. This third biggest city in Uttar Pradesh has managed to attract thousands of visitors with its eternal beauty. As you wander around the streets, the path is punctuated by many historical buildings and landmarks that are stories by itself. Ask any locals they will eagerly tell you stories about their past and heritage. If you are fond of battles, especially Mughal Empire then you have come to the right place. With these factors, the city’s close proximity to the capital of India, i.e Delhi has played a major role in increasing the tourism in Agra. To explore the city in the best way take up any Agra tours that many local tour companies offer. These packages include almost all the itineraries of Agra with Taj Mahal. For instance, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Akbar’s Mausoleum, Chini-ka-Rauza (China Tomb) and Itimad-ud-Daulah and the famous Hindu pilgrimage place- Mathura.
If you have started thinking that Agra is only the place for history lover, then you haven’t explored Agra. This city is famous for its excellent leather goods, carpets, jewelries, marble work and of course handicraft like zari and zardozi. Visit the bustling marketplace (chowks) of the city and you will realize where the city’s heart truly lies.
Last but not the least, ignoring the food of Agra is a miss for a life. Petha (sweet candy) and Dal Moth (spicy lentil mix) are a must try foods of Agra. India is famous for street food and in this list Agra is not far behind. ‘Chaat’ which is said to be the famous street food in India founds its origin in Agra.
In a whole, Agra itineraries are enough to leave you tantalized! Each one of you should visit Agra at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Agra.
Poda PorukkiCities: Agra, Varanasi, Gangtok, Munnar, Jaisalmer