India has a royal history filled with kings and palaces and wars. One such city which speaks volumes about the traditional architecture and culture is Agra. The city is most commonly known for being the home for one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But surprisingly enough, Agra is not just about Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. This beautiful city has a lot more to offer to the tourists. No matter whether you belong to the category of history lovers or the lover of the art, this city has something for everyone.
Below is the checklist of places you should definitely keep in mind while planning your visit to Agra in 2019:
This garden of grapes was built by Shah J
A blend of architectural marvel and religious beliefs, Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of Mughals. This place is now a UNESCO heritage site. Fatehpur Sikri, a creation of Mughal emperor Akbar, is home to Jodha Bai’s palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and a Tomb of Salim Chisti. Tourists love this place because of its interesting history. It’s like a paradise for those who crave to dig into the historical archives or those who wish to capture the best.
Agra was the home for great Mughal emperors and they had made some finest contributions to the architecture during their reign. One such marvel is this Akbar tomb which houses the mortal remains of the great emperor Akbar. Akbar was believed to be the wisest ruler who had a fondness for gardens. Hence this tomb is not just made up of bricks and stones but is also surrounded by some really beautiful gardens. It is surely a place worth visiting.
If you are a kind of person who has an eye for scenic beauty and love to praise the wonders of nature, then Mehtab Bagh must be In your bucket list. This place has a perfect quadrilateral shape and is one of the finest Mughal gardens. The place captures the perfect moonlight and hence commonly known as the moonlight garden. It’s a perfect spot for photographers. Shah Jahan originally built this garden to capture in his eyes the beauty of Taj Mahal seen through the waters of this garden. One sight of the beautiful Taj Mahal through this garden is a memory to behold.
This is one of the largest mosques built by the Mughals in the country and is commonly known as the “Friday mosque”. The place earns this name because of the weekly prayer that is conducted here in which thousands of devotees become a part. Apart from being an architectural spectacle built with colorful stones and marbles, Jama Masjid also has a great historical significance. The walls of this monument have a lot of engraving in Persian. Thus, it speaks its glorious history itself.
Usually called as the “baby taj mahal”, this is India’s first tomb to be built of entirely marble. Visiting this tomb will make you feel like you have entered the Mughal era once again. Starting from the built and design to the
If you are planning for a visit to Agra, then you should definitely make it in between 18th-27th February so you can witness the magic of Taj Mahotsav. It is a ten-day celebration held every year to celebrate the pristine and royalty of the Mughal era. One can enjoy the dance, art, and craft, traditional music and insight into the culture of the place by spending time at this jubilation. This annual celebration is organized by the tourism ministry of Uttar Pradesh as a joyful celebration and also to promote the local arts and craft. If you can, then you should definitely try to plan your visit at such a time that you don’t miss this joyous gala.
8.Pinch of spice
How can a trip ever be complete without the local cuisines? To add flavours to your tour, we suggest you visit the “pinch of spice”. This local restaurant has been serving its customers since ages. Competing in the market in terms of price without compromising with the quality or taste of their food, pinch of spice is the perfect place to enjoy a meal on your trip. While you are there, you should definitely try their fish tikka and murg potli. They would definitely take you to a flavorful ride which you can cherish forever.
If you are a lover of the history, then visiting Agra is a must for you. The place has so many traces of the past. Every structure and every monument of the city has a story to tell and if you have a good listening year, then don’t waste time. Visit all the historical marvels and don’t forget to click beautiful pictures to keep these memories forever.
Plan your trip to this historical land of Mughals fast!