Agra Travel Guide
Agra Travel Guide: Home to the magnificent monument of Love, Agra has an irresistible appeal for travellers from across the globe. While Agra is a city that is renowned across the globe for the Taj Mahal alone, seasoned travellers unravel in it a whole array of experiences, ranging from moonlight visits to the Taj and the magnificently tranquil settings of Fatehpur Sikri to the lure of shopping for marble, gems-inlaid artefacts and leather products.
In this land, the Great Mughal Dynasty conceived monuments in grand scale and translated them into monumental masterpieces that continue to mesmerize. Explore them at leisure. Stroll through gardens that Babur himself laid out as an ode to Persian repose… revel in the mastery of Akbar’s masterpiece – the Agra Fort -where he began the grand fusion of Indian and Islamic architecture… and discover Jahangir’s passion in his Red Rose palaces where you will also encounter Shah Jahan’s first experiments with pavilions of dazzling craftsmanship.
Yet all these are just the appetizers. Agra will always be renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. Encounter the Taj and you will be truly mesmerized. A poetry in marble, it has enthralled millions everyday –since four centuries! Be thunderstruck by an emperor’s romance with wife’s memories that glitters in every stone.
Besides, you can shop-till-you-drop for the exquisite handicrafts, marble work and miniature Taj Mahals in all sizes. Spectacular carpets, sizzling precious and semi –precious jewellery, leather items are definite attractions – but you would do well to buy only from authorized shops.