Agra is prominent as being home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort & the palaces is a flaming reminder of the mausoleums, the fort & the palaces is a flaming reminder of the capital in the 16th & early 17th centuries.
A pleasant town with the relatively slow pace, Agra is famous for its wonderful inlay work on marble & soapstone by craftsman who is the scion of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also prominent for its gold thread embroidery, carpets & leather shoes.
Agra was once the capital of the Mughal Empire & even today it seems to linger in the past.
Not surprising, for the Mughal rulers with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the best structures in the world. It’s very easy to omission away here through the centuries in the magnificence & intrigues of the Mughal court.
Taj Mahal Agra - Dream Trip to Agra
Agra, the teeming city on the banks of the river Yamuna ...a city best remembered across the world for the Shimmering White Jewel -The Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal which is really one man's monumental testimony to love has become synonymous not only with this city but with India as an entire.
Your encounter with the Taj Mahal is complete further memorable with the City Linkers- pervasive Same Day Arrival Shatabadi Tour from Delhi.
This Same Day Agra Tour is replete with elegance, grandeur, and style. Just step in the Shatabdi Express, for the fastest surface journey to Agra. This fully air-conditioned luxury train will take you to Agra in less than 2 hours, a few minutes after you have finished your breakfast, served to you with impeccable service.
At Agra, wonder at the wonderful architecture of the Taj Mahal, & the Agra Fort; shop around at many emporiums for exquisite handicrafts, leather goods, & attractive marble inlay with intricate floral designs.
Relax & unwind over a luxurious lunch at a five-star hotel.
After lunch visits the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri 40 kms from Agra and in the evening board the Shatabdi Express and reaches back Delhi -refreshed instead of tired and with a palpable feeling that Agra is indeed a city... where the past lives and breathes with the present!
Places to See in Agra :
Agra is prominent as being home to one of the 7 wonders of the world- the Taj-Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort, and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Made by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. the fort is a masterpiece of design & construction. Within the fort are a number of beautiful buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwani-E-Khaas, Diwane-E-Am & Musanman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside Jahangirs place, Khaas Mahal & the Sheesh Mahal.
A royal city perfectly preserved, Fatehpur Sikri provides a marvelous escape into the past. Akbar embarked on the construction of a new capital here when a prophecy of the birth of a male royal devisee, by the Sufi saint Salim Chisti of Sikri, came true