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Taj Mahal Tours are amongst the most celebrated tours for travellers visiting India from all corners of the world. Agra is the second stop of the Golden Triangle Tour of India, usually starting from New Delhi and ending at Jaipur – mostly covered in this sequence. Tour packages built around a frequented monument can be customized based upon a travellers’ preference. If a traveller has more time to spare in Agra and around, visiting places like Sikandara, Fatehpur Sikri and cities like Dausa, Mathura, Vrindavan, Ranthambore, Sariska and other attractions add value to the overall tour experience.
Tour of Agra monuments: Hiring the services of a Taj Mahal Tour Guide for 5 days 4 nights Taj Mahal tour packages from Delhi with Fatehpur Sikri is a wonderful way to tour India’s incredible past that has given way for how we entered the age that India lives in the present. Agra day tour packages besides covering the most prolific medieval monuments build during the golden age of Indian construction, also has a lot of attractions in nearby places, such as Neemrana on the Delhi- Jaipur Highway, Mathura – a little deviant from the Greater Noida-Agra Yamuna expressway and more like that.
Taj Mahal tour packages from New Delhi typically take the road route starting from the Yamuna expressway and taking approximately 3 hours before reaching Agra.
Agra Fort, being the seat of Mughal power for 4 generations, has many structures that speak highly of the opulence, glory and power of the Mughal rule. From the Mussamnan Burj at Shahjahan Palace that sports a beautiful view of the Taj Mahal to the queen’s summer and Winter Palaces, Jahangir’s Hauz, Angoori Bagh, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Khaas, Diwan-e-Aam and many others like these, the Agra Fort is a feast for the history buff. It’s like witnessing live history unfolding in front of one’s eyes.
Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is also commonly known as the Baby Taj. It predates the Taj Mahal and served as an inspiration for the construction of the 'Monument of Love' in many ways. Commissioned by Jahangir, its construction was overseen by his wife Noor-Jahan and daughter of Mirza Ghiyas Beg and his wife whose tomb this construction encloses. Mirza Ghiyas Beg was a Persian noble in exile, who served as Prime minister to the Mughal rulers. His competence was conferred through an award that translates to “pillar of the state” or “Itmad-ud-Daula”!
This place attracts many tourists for its wall carvings, white marble used in construction, intricate designs, symmetrical patterns and the four gardens (Charbagh) layout through massive gates on three sides approaching the sanctum of the tomb
Mehtabh Bagh on the other side of the Taj Mahal, across the river Yamuna, is a serene place to witness the sun goes down.
Visiting the Taj Mahal at the early morning hours is a magical experience. When sun rays hit the white marble, with lush greenery surrounding the Taj Complex and Yamuna flowing behind – the aura has got no parallels. A promise made by a Mughal ruler to his dying wife found manifestation in white marble with 22 years of heavenly efforts and a mammoth expenditure. The inlaid marble work industry finds its root back to this grand construction.
When in Agra, eat like a Mughal: It is said that Akbar’s kitchen prepared food for 5000 palatial residents every day. From the best of kebabs all spiced up to the local delicacies of Dal, Bhati, Choorma, Bedi Kachori, Parathas and the Indian versions of Arabic delicacies like Jalebi and Imarti – Agra stands out as a haven for food lovers. Petha, Malai Tikka, Paneer dishes, Bedai Kachori, Jalebi, Tandoori chicken, Dal Moth, Aalu Chaat and the list is endless. If you have specific preferences in taste, a Taj Mahal Tour Guide is happy to arrange the same for you, provided the customization are conveyed prior. There are many Five-star hotels and small eateries in Agra, that entertain continental foods and variety in foods from different nations. Travellers looking for authentic Indian taste must try Bedi Kachori and Dahi Jalebi combination in the morning breakfast. It is served hot with spicy potato curry and is highly recommended by the locals because of its sweet and tangy combination. Chai or Tea is the lubricant on which India runs. Keep sipping and enjoy your India travel.
Where to shop in Agra: Agra is a shopper’s paradise. Kinari Bazar, Sadar Bazar, Shah Market, TDI mall and Raja ki Mandi are places that sell everything from retail items to inlay marble, souvenirs to ethnic Indian wear, leather pieces to glasswork along with lip-smacking Indian fast food. Visiting the Inlay marble showroom on the first floor of Red Dining restaurant in Tajganj is time well spent.
Best time to visit the Taj Mahal: North Indian plains primarily remain hot through most of the year. Best time to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra starts from September when the temperature lowers a bit. November to March is, in general, a good time for tourists travelling to India. The period between the two major Indian festivals of Diwali and Holi is the most favourable and tour worthy. Plan your travel such that you may get to celebrate the festivals with the locals and get the authentic Indian style flavoured feel during the time spent here!
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