Published On: Sat, Apr 5th, 2014

A Charming Agra Holidays – A Journey to Unleash The Glorious History of India

Taj Mahal is not only the emblem of Indian history, culture and advanced ancient architecture, but also the icon of Indian tourism sector for the world. A trip to India would remain partial without visiting this exquisite monument, popularly known as the pinnacle of love. Taj Mahal is located at the city of Agra, which belongs to the largest state of India, Uttar Pradesh. Agra is a small town, having immense historic and cultural significance. Not only Taj Mahal, but Agra is known as the city which is blessed by the Yamuna River.

Agra HolidaysThe city of Agra is molded with royal charms, sprinkling the fragrances of glorious Mughal era. The city is well connected with popular Indian cities, via road, train services and air services. The best way of reaching this city is hiring a car from Delhi. It takes a drive of 5-6 hours maximum through the bustling as well as rural roads of India. Bus services are also available from Delhi though if you want to give some extra comfort to your spine, then hiring a personal car is the smartest choice. Rural roads of India may be bumpy and thus, choose a car wisely in order to attain maximum comfort.

General Tourist Information: Accommodation, Climate, Etc.

Agra offers various kinds of accommodation options to the tourists. It tenders five-star accommodation to most economic home stay options. Hence, accommodation should not be a problem for those, who are planning for  Agra Holidays. Climate may seem to be a little harsh of this city, especially for the foreign tourists. Scorching sun mostly reigns over the sky of Agra, even in the months of winter. However, nights are quite pleasant as the mild breezes will surely provide some level of comfort. Months, starting from October and ending to February, are considered to be the season time for visiting this city.

Important Landmarks – Places to Visit

Holidays in Agra are not all about visiting the Taj Mahal only. There are some other major landmarks, which are worthy enough to be visited, especially if you are a history geek, you will love these places. Here is a sneak peek on the important landmarks of Agra:

Taj Mahal – Agra is the homeland of the eternal beauty and the seventh wonder of the world Taj Mahal. Not only domestic tourists but international tourists come to Agra to see this epitome of glory – popularly known as the symbol of love. It is said that Taj Mahal has been constructed in the memory of Shah Jahan’s wife Noor Jahan. This completely white marble furnished monument flaunts astounding view during a moonlit night. Hence, never miss the opportunity to experience the exquisite sight of Taj under the moon.
Agra Red Fort – Agra Red Fort is a must-visit for all Agra Holiday Packages. Though the charm and attraction of this place have been overshadowed by the presence of Taj Mahal, it is still one of the biggest attractions of India. This fort has been noted as one of the biggest forts of India.
Fatehpur Sikhri – This tomb was built by Mughal emperor Akbar as a tribute to the Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti.

Apart from all these exclusive landmarks, Agra is famous for delicious Mughalai cuisines. Biriyani (cooked rice with mutton or chicken), kebabs (barbeque meats) are must-try.

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- Surya Mishra is a traveler who likes to share his experiences. All the articles published by him will help you understand India better and answer all your holiday queries regarding, India Holidays, India Tours, India Holiday Packages Find tourist info on travel packages, travel destination, and much more.