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Agra is home to the time-honored personification of love, the Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved one. This seventh wonder in the world is undoubtedly a major tourist attraction for each and every body who, at any point of time in their life, has been bitten by love bug. Over the years, Agra has achieved the status of the most sought-after tourist destination of India. The city treasures the finest edifices that characterize the esteem of Mughal architecture and is an evidence of a timeless beauty. Most of the buildings here followed contemporary Mughal Style and reflect their inherent charm and high quality which is evident from the kind of building material used in making them. Major tourist attractions include; Sikanadara, the mausoleum of Akbar, a perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jainmotifs, Mariyum Tomb, dedicated to Mughal Emperor Akbar's wife, it is made of red Sandstone. The carving on the tomb of are worth appreciating.
Excursions from Agra:
There are various options when it comes to visiting places around Agra. Most sought after places include; Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar (37 kms from Agra). It was made predominantly of Red Sandstone, offers a royal view to the visitors having some of the most beautiful monumental structures and mosque. Mathura, (just 58 km from Agra) is an important pilgrimage center of Hindus and also a very place where the legends of Lord Krishna were raised. It is considered as the birthplace of Lord Krishna (a evident of Lord Vihnu). It has tremendous pious beliefs associated with it. Sikandra, an erotic monument is a congenial amalgam of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Jain and Christian motifs.
Mode of Transport:
Agra is very well connected from all surrounding known places. Numerous flights connect Agra to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi. Agra lies on the Delhi to Mumbai railway line. All major express trains from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai halt at Agra. One can also enjoy the luxury of the ‘Palace on Wheels’ the most luxurious train which includes Agra in its itinerary. Via road, Agra is well connected to Delhi, Rajasthan and other cities of Uttar Pradesh by excellent bus services. Whereas for traveling inside the city, the local transport rickshwas, tongas and tempos are most convenient means.
Agra City Tour:
Agra with its riches of architecture magnificence, bazaars and ornaments is amongst the most outstanding cities of the world. This Mughal City offers all kind of luxury and modern convenience in its luxury 5 star hotels, shopping malls and plazas. The city is also encompassed with spacious diverse opportunities for entertainment, trade, education and arts. The city comes alive with…Taj Mahotsava which is one of the most awaited cultural festivals in India. The festival is organized during the month of February when the winters starts bidding good bye. It is a ten-day extravaganza, held in the Shilpgram close to the Tajmahal. This festival brings the extensive arts, crafts and culture of India on display for the art lovers.
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