Want to plan for a dream vacation? How about visiting Agra? Agra is not only known as the land of the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO heritage site, but it is also known to be a treasure trove of a historical city amidst a plethora of majestic gardens, forts, handicrafts, bustling street markets and local delicacies.
Located on the banks of river Yamuna, just about 200 kms from Delhi and 240 kms from Jaipur, Agra is the third city in the Golden triangle route, which many tourists never fail to visit in their travel tour to India.
Take up an exclusive “Taj Mahal Tours” to explore this ancient heritage site, the pride of India, and behold the white architectural monument of the Mughals – the Taj Mahal. You cannot leave behind the other two UNESCO heritage sites nearby – the red sandstone building and Persian-inspired architecture of Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Most of the tours to Taj Mahal include a single day trip to Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort. You can also opt for Golden Triangle Tours and visit the 3 cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
In any Agra tours’ packages, an attractive tourist spot that is not to be missed include Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. The highlight of this monument is the depiction of typical Islamic style architecture. Next, there is the great Mughal emperor Akbar’s tomb.
Other tourist attractions in holiday packages for Agra include a tour to the majestic gardens like Ram Bagh and Mehtab Bagh, wildlife SOS for animal lovers, Masjid Jahan Numa, one of the largest mosques in India, including Bird watching at the Chambal River. Sitting on the banks of river Yamuna and gazing at the Taj at sunset time or in the evening should not be missed at all.
Once you are done with sightseeing, you must visit the Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and the other ever-crowded street markets where you can shop for handicrafts, leather shoes and other leather items, colourful garments and fashion accessories. Don’t forget to savour the Mughlai food in Agra. And while returning back home, get pethas, the popular pumpkin sweet item.
Agra has no dearth of hotels and resorts. You can opt for the best of the best luxury hotels to the normal standard ones, as per your budget. Look for the best hotel options from luxury to standard in your tour package. If possible, book a hotel room where you can view the Taj just from your room. Won’t that be exciting?
The best time to visit Agra is between October and March. During this time, the summer heat has receded and the weather becomes pleasant for sightseeing. If you want to enjoy the monsoon and view the rain-drenched Taj Mahal, then you can opt for tours to Taj Mahal in the months of August and September. But carrying an umbrella and a raincoat is essential during this time so that it does not dampen your travel moods.
For economical hotel deals, there are many tourists who prefer to visit Agra in the months of April to July, which is basically the months of Summer. The otherwise over-crowded city of Agra gives a desolate look during the summers because of less number of tourists. During summer months, you can actually enjoy the serenity of the place. By the way, entry to the Taj remains closed on Fridays.
Truly India Tours presents some exciting Agra Tour Packages for its customers to explore this beautiful and one of the oldest cities of the country. Right from ticket booking to hotel reservations to sightseeing, Truly India Tours, one of the best DMC for India, can give you attractive tour packages to pay a visit to this dream destination. The company also offers corporate incentive tours where a weekend visit to this place can rejuvenate your employees for productive works in the weeks ahead.