An MNC life in Delhi can be quite taxing and stressful! Hence, to take a break from the monotonous life, me and my friends planned to take a trip to Agra for a quick weekend getaway. Since the pandemic is not over yet, we decided to skip public transportation and travel to Agra via safe and sanitized Delhi to Agra cabs.
Situated on the shores of the beautiful Yamuna River, Agra is popularly known for the iconic Taj Mahal. However, upon visiting this place and speaking to a few locals, we realized that the charm of this historic city is not limited to the Taj Mahal alone. From magnificent monuments to mausoleums to heritage bazaars, here are some of the heritage sites we visited on our Agra trip.
A visit to the epitome of love – The Taj Mahal
People often say that a trip to Agra is incomplete without visiting the majestic Taj Mahal, and we couldn’t agree more! The magnificent Taj Mahal is the most alluring ode to love, the world has ever witnessed.
With its glorious architecture, a visit to this white marble structure constructed by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is a sight to behold. To experience Taj at its stunning self, I strongly recommend everyone to visit the place when the sun rises. The beauty of the Taj looks stunning with the sun’s rays falling on the exquisite white marble.
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Mesmerizing light and sound show at the Agra Fort
The next stop in our Agra heritage tour was watching the fascinating light and sound show at the Agra Fort. The Agra Fort, once the magnificent abode of the Mughal Emperors of India, is a perfect example of flawless architectural grandeur.
To better explore its remarkable buildings and structures, we decided to walk through the famous Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Musamman Burj, Shahjahani Mahal, and Jahangiri Mahal till the time the light and sound show began. The intriguing light and sound show took us on an excursion into the fort’s history, glorified by impressive visuals and music that kept us glued to our seats.
A delightful feast at the Munna Lal Pethe Wale
I bet every person in India has heard of the famous Agra Petha. So, like everyone, we decided to savour our taste buds with this popular sweet dish at Munna Lal Pethe Wale at Rawat Pada Chowk. It is a classic dessert made of Ash Gourd fruit. Munna Lal Pethe Wale serves the most delicious Pethas in Agra, and shop owners also allow visitors to witness the process of Petha making..
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Divine blessings at the Mankameshwar Mandir, Agra
An ancient heritage, the Mankameshwar temple is among the oldest temples built in India, devoted to Lord Shiva.
According to Hindu folklore, Lord Shiva himself placed the Shivling when his manokamna (heart’s desire or wish) of seeing Lord Vishnu in the child form got fulfilled. Hence, people say that whoever prays here gets all their wishes fulfilled if they are heartfelt.
Shopping spree at the Shilpgram
Next, we headed to the famous Shilpgram to shop for some souvenirs for our family members.
Shilpgram is a famous crafts village in Agra where you can witness the impressive works of proficient craft workers who specialize in ethnic artefacts and handicrafts. It is an excellent place to find and shop for unique artworks and handicrafts that are rare to find in local markets.
Surprised at the places you can visit and the things you can do in Agra? So were we!
So why wait? With the Christmas vacation coming, plan a trip to comfortably explore this city by booking an outstation taxi service in Agra to take back unforgettable memories.