Agra is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites namely Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
. Taj Mahal is listed amongst the Seven Wonders of the World and receives the highest number of visitors every day as compared to any other heritage sites in India. Agra is 200 km south of Delhi and situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is said to have flourished under the reign of imperial Mughal era in 16th century. Agra was once the Mughal capital of India and now renowned world over for its architectural wonder, the Taj Mahal. There are some interesting things and activities one can do on same day Agra tour from Delhi.
Visit to Monuments of Agra:
Though all the monuments in Agra are truly delights for the visitors. However, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you arrive in Agra ? which is offcourse to visit Taj Mahal in Agra. Taj is a prime attraction of all and often called as an epitome of love. Taj Mahal is not just a symbolic monument but also a wonder itself when it comes to the making of this marble mausoleum. What amazes tourist the most, the history and an engineering work behind the structure of Taj Mahal. The construction of Taj Mahal was ordered by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1631, completed the structure in 22 years with the help of 20,000 worker. People visit and admire an extraordinary engineering work dates back in 16th century without any modern or sophisticated machine that time. It gets you indulged at least for half a day when go to see Taj. Here, we would like to focus on other aspects besides visiting prime attractions.
Visit to Marble factories:
Agra is a cultural city and home to many small industries in and around the city. Visit to the marble factories in Agra is an experience itself, where skilled artisans come from nearby villages can be seen working hard to prevent an ancestral art of inlay work on marble. Detailed process of making the marble items from cutting, carving and using semi precious stones to the finished masterpiece on the best of marble can also be seen. A wide range of marble masterpieces such as marble tables, replica of Taj etc are good souvenirs to take home for loved ones.
Visit to Carpet Factories:
Visiting carpet factories are also a good experience in Agra. The process of making carpets traditionally is undoubtedly a rare art by the skilled workers. One has to learn this ancestral art of weaving the carpet from their forefathers and to keep this art form alive, teach their children the same art. One can get quality carpets of all size and colours in Agra.
Go to see Leather Items in Market:
Buying leather items in Agra such as shoos, belts, begs is a shopping delight. There are many small leather factories in and around Agra, which manufactures such items.
Buying handicraft items is a boost for artisans who get themselves indulged in preventing rare art forms of making products in Agra. It can also help keeping these rare art forms alive that are certainly an asset to the world.
Kalakriti show: Mohabbat the Taj
One must go to see an astonishing show called Mohabbat the Taj at Kalakriti art gallery in Agra. It is an impressive show where an amazing replica of Taj being shown in different shades and colours. Handicraft mall can also be explored here while touring Kalakriti that is showcasing an excelled Indian handicrafts ranging from masterpiece of marble, metal, wood & threads leave any connoisseur spellbound.
Mathura and Vrindavan Trip:
When time permits during city tour of Agra. One can visit Mathura and Vrindavan
as well. These twin towns are located near Agra at a distance of just 60 km. Mathura and Vrindavan are regarded an oldest & holy cities of India. Mathura is also called as Krishna Janm Bhumi literally means the birth place of Lord Shree Krishna. It is birth place of Lord Shree Krishna. There are many temples here dedicated to Lord Shree Krishna. Vrindavan is a place where Lord Krishna spent his youth. World famous Banke Bihariji Temple is located here in Vrindavan.
Those were highlights of
things to do on Same Day Agra Tour
If time permits, explore the city of Taj on your own would be fun.
Same Day Agra Tour Package