Visiting Agra – Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is what has made Agra, a popular tourist spot. It is a magnificent monument symbolizing love.
Nothing quite prepares you for the spectacular view of this white marble structure, glowing during the day time in the bright sunlight and soothing during the night in the moonlight. Taj Mahal appears enchanting during full moon night.
Agra is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, which pass by from the back side of Taj Mahal. In addition to this marvellous marble structure, Agra is also popular for Red Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri,
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The Taj Mahal is the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan’s beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This structure is made from marble and took nearly 22 years to get completed.
In order to visit Taj, you need to buy a nominally charged ticket, which is available at the entrance of the monument. Taj Mahal is open from sunrise to sunset and remains closed on Fridays. There is a special entrance fee for visiting Taj on full moon night. The building is disabled friendly and is easily accessible for everyone.
There is another notable monument, Agra Fort. This structure was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Later the fort was converted into a palace by Shah Jahan. Little away from the fort is the tomb of Emperor Akbar, named as Sikandra.
Fatehpur Sikri is located in the outskirts of main city of agra. This is nearly 35 km away from the city centre. Some of its key attractions in Fateh Pur Sikri are Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas Moti mahal and Jama Masjid. Constructed during 15th century, this architecture of this monument is a blend of Hindu and Islam styles. Fateh Pur Sikri is partially accessible for disabled, however at many places in the area, there are wooden ramps placed.
Shopping in Agra
Agra is famous for traditional items, zardozi work (embroidery), marble carvings and handicrafts. If you are looking for shopping in Agra, make sure that you are good at bargaining. J, otherwise you will end up paying too high prices for the goods.
In terms of Budget Hotels in Agra, there are several options available offering best-In-Class Facilities.