Agra is an abode of love. A beautiful city in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. This city is located on the western riverside of the Yamuna River. This state is popularly known for its rich history and beautiful monuments which make it a very favorable tourist spot. In this city, you can closely see the hypnotic merge of Hindu and Muslim art monuments.
This city has so many stories about the rulers and their triumphs. Agra is famously called Taj City because of the ancient story of Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of the favorite tourist spots in India which attract tourism to this city. The history of Agra is all about the ruling of the Mughal empire and at that time a lot of monuments were founded.
Place That Should Be Visited In Agra
Taj Mahal: It is the symbol of love built on the riverside of Yamuna. Agra is acknowledged by the name of the Taj Mahal. It is included in the seven wonders of the world. However, it is the memorial built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is an example of one of the fantastic works of Mughal architecture.
Agra Fort: It is known as the Red Fort in Agra (Lal-Qila) and also as a walled city. It was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565. It is a must-see tourist spot famous for its architectural style and its beauty. In 1983, Agra Fort was engraved as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Akbar’s Tomb: This place is located on the city’s outskirts. The erection of the
tomb started in the existence of Akbar and was uninterrupted till his death. It is a pleasing location surrounded by a green garden cycling the tomb. The fact about Akbar’s tomb is that it faces the direction of the sun different from other tombs that are facing Macca Masjid
Fatehpur Sikri: This town was founded as the capital of the Mughal empire but it was cast off by Akbar because of the very little water in this reason. This place is famous for a lot of mesmerizing architecture like Buland Darwaza, Jam Masjid, Salim Chisti Tomb, Jodha Bai Palace, etc. All these places must be visited in the Fatehpur Sikri.
I’timād-ud-Daulah’s tomb: Nur Jahan orderl’timād-ud-Daulah’s tomb, also called it the Baby Taj made for her father. It is situated on the left bank of the Yamuna River. The tomb is set in a large symmetric garden, passing back and forth by waterways and pathways. The white walls of the tomb are made with some semi-precious stone decorations
SPECIALITY OF AGRA
Visiting all these monuments in Agra is an amazing lifetime experience that fills our hearts with the beauty and love of Agra. It is truly known as ABODE OF LOVE because when you see the Taj Mahal and think about its history you will be astonished by the love of Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Besides its beautiful monuments, there are a lot of special things to experience. After visiting the fabulous monuments get ready for the breathtaking adventure sports Some of them are white water rafting, paragliding, dune bushing, and a lot more. It is not the end of the trip, you surely got an adrenaline rush experience now experience the soothing night scene in several bars, in the open sky, or in clubs and if you are feeling tired I still have something for you in Agra to visit the relaxing and most amazing spas which gives you the best treatment like body massage, facial and much more and at last its time to try some delicious food..
Agra Food That Must Be Tried
Petha: Agra is not only known for the Taj Mahal but also famous for its sweet called petha. This sweet is loved by all the Indians as well as foreign tourists who have tried it. Petha is made from white pumpkins with different flavors. There are so many varieties (dry, syrupy) and flavors (plain, kesar ) of petha found all over Agra. This dish was first made in the kitchen of Shah Jahan.
Dalmoth: It is the specialty street food of this beautiful city. The experience of eating mostly enjoyed with tea in the city makes this food more special. Dalmoth is a dry mixture of nuts, spices, and fried lentils so it is very easy to carry it while traveling. People also love to eat this with beer or whiskey.
Mughlai food: The Mughlai food is a remembrance of the Mughal times in India. The idea of this food is taken from the Mughal cuisine. The Mughlai dish is mainly made of meat and some bold-flavored curries with a lot of dried fruits.
Paratha: Paratha is a very popular dish of Mughlai Cuisine in Agra. It is primarily a vegetarian dish made with wheat bread filled with carrots, potatoes, cheese, etc. It is made of traditional Indian Flavours which taste delicious. Generally, people eat this for breakfast with curd, chutney, and pickle and it is a well-nourished breakfast for the body.
After visiting all the monuments and eating the special food of Agra, there are a lot of things to do i.e go shopping you will find a lot of art designs, visit the gardens which are also one of the specialties of Agra city, also go for a Taj walk and if possible then also enjoy the festivals and fairs which show the tradition and culture of Agra.
The beauty of the amazing architects of Agra and the mouth-watering famous food are all signs of the Mughal Era that make this city a tourist spot. It is a very mesmerizing place and if anyone gets the opportunity to visit this place must go to a place and experience the Mughal art and taste. When I got the opportunity to visit Agra I studied its culture, history, and heritage which attracts me to visit. AGRA abode is best known by the people for its combination of love and beauty and also its Mughlai culture and special Mughlai cuisine which attract them to visit Agra again and again.
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