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Jigyasha Prasad Mar 21 2014

What to do on a 2 days trip to Agra?

Anupriya Bedi Mar 21 2014
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Check out the 2 Days Trip to Agra itinerary.Formerly the capital of Hindustan, Agra was home to the fascinating dynasty, the Mughals. It plays host to the World famous Taj Mahal. Never mind how many cliches you have heard, when you see Taj Mahal, it still blows your breath away, floating like a poet’s fantasy for centuries. The white-splendored tomb was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his favourite wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal ("Chosen of the Palace").

Photo of Yamuna River overlooking Taj Mahal (by Rajkumar 1220)

So start your day by visiting Taj Mahal and reach there early in the morning as it opens at 6 am. Join the crowds, admire the fountains, the water canals and the perfect symmetry of Charbagh gardens, click the mandatory pictures in front of one of the Seven Wonders of World, and don shoe covers before climbing up the marble steps. Described by Rabindranath Tagore as "a tear on the face of eternity", it is in popular imagination a veritable "wonder of the world".


Photo of Taj Mahal (by Amandla)


By the time you get free from here, its time to grab some good and filling brunch. Head to Shankara Vegis Restaurant which is really near Taj Mahal and has the best vegetarian food.Take home samples of the famous angoori and kesar petha from Panchi Petha located in the Sadar Bazaar. After that head to the other major tourist attractions that are Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort. This is a must do on your 2 Days Trip to Agra


Photo of Kesar Petha by Panchi Petha (by Laura)


Fatehpur Sikri is playful and full of surprises: turn a corner and find an enchanted walled garden; climb out of an apartment and find a tree perfectly framed in a window. Earlier you could climb up to the Panchmahal and enjoy the breeze on a moonlit night, but this pleasure has been curbed by an overcautious bureaucracy. Must-sees include: Buland Darwaza, the highest gate in India; the tomb of Salim Chishti; the palace of Mariam Uz Zamani; and Birbal Bhavan.


Photo of Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri (by Marcin Białek)

After Fatehpur Sikri, you would definitely need some time to relax and unwind. Head to The Oberoi Amarvilas which is one of the leading luxury hotels in India and is the most elite and famous one in Agra. What stands out is the sight of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal throughout the day and from every nook and corner of the property. Either indulge in the holistic spa treatment at their spa or simply grab a cup of coffee with the uninterrupted view of Taj Mahal and call it a night! All this will give an elite and opulent touch to your 2 Days Trip to Agra


Photo of The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra with enchanting view of Taj Mahal (by Official Website)

Next day go and visit Agra Fort and other famous palaces and forts if you want to. Within the Agra Fort your must-see list would include: The Nagina Masjid which housed the harem; Zenana Meena Bazaar, where the ladies shopped; the Shah Burj, or royal quarters; the Musamman Burj from where Shah Jahan spent his last days gazing at his wife’s tomb; the Diwan-i-Khaas and the Hauz-i-Jahangiri.


Photo of Agra Fort (by Anupam G)

Now the time is to grab some good food. The city offers a wide range of places to eat from 5-star restaurants to street food. The ITC Mughal Sheraton buffet lunch is really popular with tourists.Clarks Shiraz offers traditional Indian food. Dasaprakash, close to the Agra Ashok Hotel, has your favourite idli dosa- sambhar combos and the ever popular Chiman near the Jami Masjid has delicious thalis.


Photo of ITC Mughal Sheraton Restaurant (by Official Website)

And what's best than ending your 2 Days Trip to Agra by simply enjoying the rich cultural heritage of agra in modern way by watching the play at Mohabbat-The Taj.


Photo of Mohabbat-The Taj (by Official Website)

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