One of the premier historic cities of India, Agra should get on the list of travellers planning a fast getaway from Delhi this monsoon. Pulsating with an excellent past, it’s home to 3 World Heritage Sites, popular local cuisine and a shopper’s paradise. eTaxigo offers an attractive reasonable price for an outstation trip from Delhi to Agra, check our price.
Start off by exploring the Taj Mahal – a beautiful white marble mausoleum built in 17th-century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in fond memory of his wife-Mumtaz. Then there’s the Agra Fort – spread across 94 acres – a red sandstone structure which is undoubted, one of India’s finest examples of Mughal architecture. Lying parallel to Yamuna River, Agra Fort is situated 2 kilometers northwest of the Taj Mahal.
On the northern side of Yamuna, Mehtab Bagh is a quaint garden with a rich assortment of flora. Where you can sit back, relax and soak in the best view of the Taj Mahal. Even Sikandra – the tomb of Akbar – is an architectural masterpiece combing Hindu and Muslim designs, truly reflecting Akbar’s secular philosophies.
Among the delicacies, Petha from Panchhi Petha at the Hari Parvat crossing is a must-try. Available in a variety of flavours, right from paan to kesar, the store also has the tasty dal moth on its menu. It is a type of ‘kachori’ served hot with spicy potato gravy.
If you’re planning to stay in Agra, there are accommodations available for all kinds of budget. You could spend a comfy night at the Taj Hotel and Convention Centre. It has a refreshing rooftop infinity pool with magical views of the Taj Mahal. You can have a captivating candlelight dinner at their restaurant. Daawat-e-Nawab offers authentic classics like kebab, biryani, tikkas, and tandoori favorites and a wide assortment of Indian bread.
If you are on a budget trip, you can check into Budweiser Backpackers – a dainty hostel with quirky decor. There’s a great collection of books and music to help you unwind after a long day.
Some of the best places to shop in the city are Sadar Bazaar for leather goodies; Shoe Market for a variety of shoes at reasonable prices and Kinari Bazaar for home decor items such as handicrafts, textiles marble, glassware and much more.