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What You Should Know More About Tours in Agra
There are many fascinating spots to visit in Agra and around, aside from India's most celebrated landmark - the Taj Mahal. The many intriguing remainders of the Mughal period will astonish you and the insane, congested bazaars of the Old City will interest you. It's possible to experience village life and get close to nature as well on a sightseeing tour of Agra.
When in Agra, you should look forward to visiting the following top attractions in the city.
Replete with heritage sites and a plethora of interesting attractions, Agra is one of the most favoured places by maverick riders to embark on a cycling tour. This 282 km stretch from Delhi to Agra can be best explored on cycle.
The cycling expedition starts from the cultural capital Delhi and after passing the spiritual places like Kosi Kalan and Mathura, the trail will further lead to the stunning imperial ancient city of the Mughal empire, Fatehpur Sikri and finally to the wondrous town Agra. Ride through the historical sites like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Also, you can paddle through the local markets of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Old Delhi.
Route: New Delhi – Dankaur – Tappal – Kosi Kalan – Mathura – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Located in the heart of India, Agra is invariably included on every traveler's’ itinerary. However, there are certain hidden gems located just a few hours away from Agra to help you soak in the fascinating history and heritage. Agra is extremely well-connected by both road and rail so all it takes is a spontaneous plan and a whole lot of excitement to decide your next weekend getaway.
Some of the popular weekend getaways from Agra are:
The Heritage Walk in Agra has the options of either the Mughal Walk or the Colonial Walk.
Agra’s wildlife is very rich and captivating. Wildlife in Agra is preserved with the help of many sanctuaries. India is a nation that put a premium on wildlife conservation, having over eighty national parks and well over 400 wildlife sanctuaries. Some of the world-famous sanctuaries are located in Agra.
For some of the spectacular wildlife experiences in Agra, one can head to the following places:
Shopping in Agra is an experience that is unique and most definitely fun. There are some fun local markets you can explore, and of course take loads of miniature Taj Mahals home for friends and family. Agra shops are mostly selling local handicrafts and items that are pleasing to the sense and sensibilities of travellers.
The best areas for shopping in Agra are:
Boating is one of the relaxed experiences which one should engage in while touring the fascinating city of Agra. Earlier boating was allowed in the River Yamuna but due to security reasons one cannot undertake it anymore. If you’re interested in boating, Paliwal Lake Park in Agra where the facility is provided in the park’s artificial lake.
Agra boasts of a range of local restaurants that will satisfy the most critical food lovers. Not only there are high end eateries, one can also take delight in the appetising street food of Agra. Agra has varieties of Chaat available including Aloo Tikki, Pani Puri, Papri Chaat, Samosa, Kachori etc all over the city.
The most amazing places to go on a food tour in Agra are:
Rural tours while discovering the city of Agra is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle to enjoy some peace. The villages of Agra hold their own distinct charm. They have a special attraction in their simplicity and traditional lifestyle. It is also a great way to get out of city and enjoy the simple life, with fresh air in beautiful surroundings.
One of the most popular places in Agra to enjoy a rural tour is the famous Korai village. The tour offers a wonderful experience of the true Indian spirit and enjoy the villager’s daily activities and rituals. Korai Village is located few kilometres off to Fatehpur Sikri Highway. It is a small village nestled in Agra where you can get a glimpse of the daily life of the tribal inhabitants.
Owing to its rich diversity of flora and fauna, Agra has emerged as a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The best season to explore the valley for birds is undoubtedly autumn and winter when both altitudinal migrants from the higher Himalayas and Palaearctic region assemble here. Some of the species of birds which you can spot here are Indian Skimmer, black bellied tern, bar-headed goose and other waterfowl.
The places for birdwatching in Agra includes Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and Chambal River.
Agra has been known to preserving its culture in its true form and so is like doing an elephant safari in Agra. The activity is enjoyable as well as adventurous.
The Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura (few kilometres from Agra) is a safe haven and rehabilitation center for over 20 elephants rescued from abusive and deprived conditions in captivity, as working or performing animals.
Wildlife SOS Elephant & Bear Sanctuary is another great place to indulge in elephant safari.
Fair and festivals in Agra are quite colourful. If you visit the Mughal City during the celebrations, it is an ideal time to get a sneak-peak into the culture and traditions of the region. Most of the fairs and festivals organized in the region are either temple festivals, religious festivals or cattle and village fairs based on Krishna's life such as Dauji ka mela, Kans lila, cattle fair Jat Devi, cattle fair Kund Mela, cattle fair Gwal Balba, Meta ki Puja, Holi Milap, Mata-ka-mela, Shitla Mela etc.
The best time to visit Agra for fairs and festivals is summarised as follows:
Agra is one of the best places to enjoy a group vacation with your friends and family. There are plenty of places for sightseeing, eating and partying in Agra. Home to one the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal, Agra is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
If you wish to take out your group for an outing in Agra, the best places are:
Along with relishing the splendour of the sites of historical and architectural importance in Agra, you can also visit some of the very attractive holy places in Agra. Both the Hindu and the Muslim communities dominate the city of Agra. As a result of this end number of mosques and temples are found in its vicinity.
Truly speaking, there are numerous holy places in Agra some with architectural and historical importance and some with religious significance.
The most popular pilgrimage tours in Agra are:
A hotspot for travellers from the world over, Agra reflects the very spirit of India situated picturesquely on the river bank of Yamuna. This also happens to be one of the reasons that makes it one of the most sought-after destinations for couples in Agra. From beautifully constructed gardens to architectural wonders, Agra is home to a wide variety of tourist spots and destinations. No wonder, there are plenty of things to do in Agra to enjoy a memorable vacation with your partner.
The most romantic things to do in Agra are:
Visiting the Taj Mahal and wondering where to stay? Unfortunately, many of the hotels in Agra are as uninspiring as the city itself. However, new accommodations are opening up and there are some appealing options that will help make your stay a memorable one.
Some options for your staycation while vacationing in Agra are:
Agra, in Uttar Pradesh, is one of the most elegant cities of India and makes one feel the sensitization of artistic ideals. The magnificence and rich cultural heritage mingles with modernism of the city.
There are plenty of things to do in Agra at night to make your vacation a memorable one.
Here are some different night adventure activities which you can enjoy in Agra:
The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, attracting more than six million tourists a year. Visiting the Taj Mahal is like a journey back to the magnificent Mughal Empire. It is simply the experession of emotions in a structural form.
Here are the do’s and don’ts which you need to keep in mind before going to the Taj Mahal in Agra:
The golden triangle tour is a quintessential introduction to the rich culture, tradition and history of India, especially for the first-time travellers. The journey covers three most popular tourist destinations of India- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It allows the tourists to enjoy a slice of British, Rajputana and Mughal royalty on the same platter.
The top attraction of this tour in Agra are Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah and Taj Mahal. It also covers a guided trip to Fatehpur Sikri- Jama Masjid, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan, Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza.
The Golden Triangle is perhaps the most celebrated travel routes in the world that brings to you within a short span of time some incredible sights, great food options, shopping for crafts and also the contrast as well vibrations of India's culture.
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