June 3, 2023
AGRA IN INDIA DOT THE COLORS OF THE INDIAN KALEIDOSCOPE: VISITING TAJ MAHAL AND MUCH MORE!
Agra came up smelling roses on the golden page of the Indian history. In the midst of perpetuity and spiritual relevance, this city has its own twisted tale to offer to the world. It is the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. However, visiting Taj Mahal is not the only thing the city of love accords to its visitants. Striking monuments, nature’s bliss, and miraculous photo-spots are some of its most incredible aspects. Agra has more to it than that you’ve ever imagined. Let us tell you how!
TOP PLACES OF THE CITY -TALES OF LIVING HISTORY
The Indian Testimony of Love
Visiting taj mahal, the greatest epitome of love built by the mughal emperor shah jahan on the banks of river yamuna is the finest thing to do in agra. this aesthetically sound ivory- marble mausoleum is the creation of workmen from around the empire and even iran, who lost their thumbs after its construction to confirm its uniqueness. starstruck already? if not, you will be once you pay it a visit.
Baby Taj: Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah
The original inspiration behind the taj is this mausoleum built by the queen of jahangir, noor jahan. it was the very first edition to the marble creations of the mughal empire. if some peaceful time is what you crave for then cherishing this marble mosaic with local and mughal architecture will be the idyllic evening for you.
Fatehpur Sikhri- The victory city
The much-loved place of the mughals is now one of the best world’s heritage sites in india. this is the only mughal palace-city-complex with inspirations taken from hindu and jain architecture. eye-popping attractions to this complex are many including buland darwaza, jama masjid, tomb of salim chisti, ibadat khana (house of worship), panch mahal, birbal’s house and hiran minar.
Don’t you hear the calls of wanderlust? i bet you do.
Sikandra Fort, the reflection of Akbar’s personality
A lofty fort enclosing the ravishing tomb of mighty akbar is the perfect pointer to describe this place. built by emperor akbar himself, this fort is a masterpiece of his imagination and creation. walking down beautiful lush green gardens with fountains and waterways will make you feel no less than a royalty.
Jodha Bai Ka Rauza- Jodha’s palace
A simple and elegant hindu structure with gujarati and rajasthani essence is a hard find in the vicinity of mughal structures. if it excites you, hear us out when we tell you that you will not be able to deny its beauty and the artistry that’s on display.
CELEBRATING LIFE: FESTIVALS OF AGRA
DEVOTE YOURSELF TO LORD SHIVA AT BATESHWAR FAIR
A month-long fair devoted to lord shiva is an annual event at bakteshwar and agra. spiritual dips into the holy waters of yamuna and livestock and cattle on display are something you cannot miss during this time.
LIVE THROUGH SPIRITUAL MATRIMONY – RAM BARAT
The jhakis navigates the street of agra to reach out to that one base of the fair where an annual demonstration of lord rama’s marriage takes place. this becomes the vital center of attraction for the devotees and the perfect hotspot to appreciate the magnificence of hindu religion.
THE TAJ MAHOTSAVA – EMBLEM OF HERITAGE
10 days of merriment is celebrated in the crafts village of shilpgram promoting craftsmanship, regional food, culture and traditional performances. this festival welcoming the spring season starts off with a grand convoy of decorated camels, elephants and drumbeaters. get the best of all over india at just one place in one go.
CEASE THE MOMENT OF SERENITY AT THE KAILASH FAIR
This fair takes place at the kailash temple to pay homage to the destroyer lord shiva celebrating the appearance of lord shiva as a stone lingam.