The fresh air which leaves merely touching you carries fragrance, so very typical of Mughal era. The crowded alleys, spotting of rickshaws and its pullers and old fashioned horse carts which are rare sight otherwise make you feel that you have actually entered and breathing in Mughal times. The grandeur and splendor of the city are just unmatchable but needless to say that modernity has seeped in well and has carved out place for itself. The city slowly getting immersed in modernity with tradition of the yore intact is none other than historical city of Agra. The place is in propinquity with the Capital of India, Delhi and this well-connected city may be reached via different modes; Yamuna Expressway is worth mentioning if you are coming from Delhi.
The city of Agra is laden with popular structures exhibiting the Mughal architectural style and well-preserved gardens which were created and manicured by the Mughal Emperors for their beloved ones. There are several points and places of interest worth mentioning about Agra but what is most pivotal which brings millions of tourists from every nook and cranny of the globe to the city is existing embodiment of indescribable beauty, love and affection which got recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. The iconic mausoleum was built in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, beloved wife of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The imposing main structure with massive dome and four minarets and beautifully carved white marble add to the beauty simply unimaginable. No matter how many times you visit this beautiful structure, you will like to come back time and again to admire the beauty spread all across. The beauty of Taj Mahal grows manifolds when viewed during moonlit night. The spectators simply lose their senses and get immersed in its beauty and the experience remains with them for lifetime.
There are several other places which are equally interesting in the city. You may visit Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Chini Ka Rauiza, Jama Masjid of Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, Mussaman Burj, Guru Ka Taal and Moti Masjid to add much value to your overwhelming experience. When in Agra how you may miss the popular breakfast of Badhai Kachori and Subji and when we are talking of edibles, Agra ka Peetha is world famous. Well, not only eating, you may also shop to your heart’s content in the main market of the city, Sadar Baazar. You will be compelled to shell out money on handicraft items, shoes and leather items but what you will certainly buy are marble inlay items. Once you will enter this old city with ever-freshness, you would automatically intend to plan a longer stay as this city has strong magnetic force which comes out from its rich culture, simplicity and behavior of the people. You enter Agra during any time of the year; it will appear to be ever-crowded yet ever-welcoming.
Do not wait to plan your first visit which will undoubtedly be highly memorable and if you have already visited, certainly plan the visit again to relive and revive the memories.