India’s ‘City of Love’ and home to the architectural masterpiece The Taj Mahal, is probably the first thing that comes to your mind while planning a short trip from Delhi. Being one of the oldest cities of the country and former capital of Mughal Empire, Agra exudes a historic old world charm and is dotted by several landmarks and monuments from the bygone era, still echoing the tales of past. This unique aspect of the city draws a large crowd from across the world all year round. History fanatics and architecture aficionados can have a ball in Agra with the sheer expanse of the Mughal art and culture on display.
Apart from its monuments, the city also has some exciting stuff for foodies – including the famous ‘Agra Petha’ and flavorful chaat and Lassi.
Places to Visit: While Shah Jahan’s memorial for his wife, the pristine white marbled Taj Mahal is the most striking place of the city, reeling in tourists from across the world. Agra is also blessed with umpteen mausoleums, forts and palaces.
Stroll through the courtyards of the palatial Agra Fort. Built with red-sandstone, this marble fortress’ opulent architecture, expansive gardens and maze of several other structures have a magnetic pull over visitors. A must–visit site indeed! On your visit, also take a quick tour of the nearby city of Fatehpur Sikri for its cultural richness.
Sikandra Fort, Itmad-ud- Daula, Jahangir’s Palace, Dayal Bagh and Akbar’s Mausoleum are some of the places you must check out during your visit.