A Day Well Spent in the City of Love
Agra is considered the city of love. Although, it is a small city, but is famous in the entire world as Agra holds the pride of the country. The magnificent Taj Mahal situated on the banks of River Yamuna in Agra city is one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” You would be taken aback by the
immensely intricate carved and historical monuments of the era of the Mughal dynasty in the Agra city such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Mehtab Bagh.
The mystic Taj Mahal is considered as an epitome of love and its edifice beauty is marvelous in itself. Taj Mahal is a white marble structure made out of the precious and greatly art crafted stones, which was built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in the memory of his late beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. You can take the day trip to Taj Mahal from Delhi and explore the Taj Mahal’s gateway which has been so evenly crafted that
leaves every viewer mesmerized and it has been made out of the red sandstone. You can witness the sunrise view of the Taj Mahal, you would be amazed to know that the Taj Mahal looks more glorified and beautiful during the sunrise as the sun rays touch its ivory-white marble and reflect the Yamuna River. Moreover, you can opt for the sunrise Taj Mahal tour wherein an inside guided tour of the glorified Taj Mahal would be provided to you and
you can witness the beauty of the nation.
Agra Fort is known as the grand Mughal ancient fort that was considered to be the main residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638. This fort was built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar for the sole purpose of the military base; which was later on converted into a royal place of stay by his descendant, Jehangir. This fort is well known for pride, power, and resilience since ancient times. This fort resembles the lavish life of Mughals. You can witness the splendid display of lights with a documentary on a tour showing the rich history of Agra Fort and the rulers including the Mughal dynasty. The duration of this show is roughly one hour and is similar to that of the Lights and Sound Show at Red Fort, Delhi.
Fatehpur Sikri is considered to be one of the popular tourist places to visit in Agra and it is just 36 km from Agra. The artistic walls of the palace are beautifully craved and are made of the red-sandstone. The beauty of this monument is photogenic during sunrise and sunset. Its main entranceway or a massive gateway is popularly known as the Buland Darwaza, meaning Victory Gate. You can pay a visit to this historical monument and discover the unexplored stories related to the history of the Mughals.
Mehtab Bagh is a crescent-shaped garden that was one of the last gardens made by the Mughals, which was built along the River Yamuna. This garden is considered to be the ultimate and most popular spot for alluring the beauty of the Taj Mahal. You should also not miss an opportunity of being in this garden and enjoy the artistic beauty of the Taj Mahal. Mehtab Bagh, which is also popularly named as ‘Moonlight Garden’, because the moonlight at night adds not only to the beauty of the Taj Mahal but also to the Mehtab Bagh and it looks lovelier during that time. Moreover, it is to be noted that Mehtab Bagh is reckoned to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in Agra.