Why Travel Agra or Agra Holiday Packages, Tour Package ?
Before you move forward by leaps and bounds of Agra holiday packages from Delhi, the city beats back to the golden era of the Indian history. The city is one of the prominent international tourist destinations in India that receives lakhs of tourists from different corners of the world. Agra hosts one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal, which was built by emperor Shahjahan. The beautiful marble monument is regarded as the symbol of love as it is dedicated to the emperor’s beloved wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal. Today Agra is not only renowned for its heritage but our Agra tour packages drives you to its rich tradition, culture, cuisine and art.
When you step in the hues of the city of Agra, the very essence aerates to the medieval era. The ethnical imbues reflects from its very traditional alleys arraying with marble art galleries, leather shops and semi-precious stones. Your Agra tour package also includes another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Fort, which holds palaces, mosques, traditional marble arts and gardens. Moreover the Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb is one of the prominentplaces to visit in Agra. This Mughal Mausoleum was built at the command of Noor Jahan (wife of Jahangir) for her father Mirza Ghiyas Bagh, who was honored with the title of Itmad-ud-Daula (pillar of the state).
Agra is also popular for the popular Taj Mahatsav, which is held in the month of February. It is one of the popular tourist attractions. So… if you are planning your holiday in Agra during the month of February make sure that your holiday package in Agra offers you to step in the colours of this festival. Nonetheless the unique folk dance and music also fetches tourists… so its cuisine. Our Agra tour packages allow you to savour the best of North Indian cuisine having the flavours of Mughal era.
Encircling the city of Agra, our Agra holiday packages also cover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Fatehpur Sikri and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Agra also encircles some prominent historical cities and one can enchant those colours from the popular Golden Triangle package, which includes the royal charm of Jaipur and the bulwarks of New Delhi. Picking up one of the Agra holiday packages you are also allowed to choose one of the best hotels in Agra close to the Taj Mahal.
So holiday in Agra is about reliving the traditional Indian culture. The city reflects much of the Mughal era and the essence of Islamic culture. Being in Agra you not only live with the golden era of Indian history but also discover India’s ethnicity, which is a grapevine to both domestic and international travelers.
History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era’s history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.
Places Not to Miss – Top Tourist Attractions in Agra
The most famous of the monuments of Agra, India is the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love. Taj Mahal of Agra is a monument built by emperor Shah Jahan In the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal expresses the magnificence of Mughal architecture. The Taj has done wonders to Agra Tourism. Taj is a must in each one of the Agra packages offered by us. Agra to Jaipur is an interesting package option.
Agra Fort: Home of Mughals
Besides the Taj Mahal amongst the other famous monuments of Agra, India is the Agra Fort. Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Agra Tourism would be incomplete without this monument. Most of the Agra packages offered by us take you to the Agra Fort. Agra to Jaipur is the usual choice in pacakges.
Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb: Baby Taj
It is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra. This monument of Agra is usually included in all the Agra packages. Travel from Agra to Jaipur is usually taken up by many tourists.
Sikandara: Akbar’s Tomb
The tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar is worth visiting. Akbar’s tomb is a mixture of many architectural styles and completely different from earlier Mughal Buildings. Visit to this monuments of Agra is esential to make your Agra tour complete. Visit to this monument is generally a part of the Agra packages
Fatehpur Sikri: The Ghost City
Famously known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal Emperor. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins. many a Agra packages include a trip to Fatehpur Sikri also.