Agra Vacations - India Vacation Packages
Get a glimpse of 17th century Taj Mahal during Agra vacations. Avail the best tour package for Agra vacations to visit the three UNESCO Heritage Sites during your vacations in Agra..
Agra - the land of Taj
Agra is the one of the most popular destinations of
the foreign travelers due to its possession of three extremely beautiful
heritage monuments-The Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. Apart from
being the land of Taj, Agra is a major center of handicrafts and mercantile
activity. It is famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on
marvel, leather work, footwear, brassware, carpets, jewelry, zari and
embroidery work. It is also well known for its food products such as
'petha', 'dalmoth' and 'gajak'.
Situated in the State of Uttar Pradesh, India, Agra depicts the vibrant
culture, art and religious philosophies that have enriched the mankind for
centuries. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of India and
it has many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture.
Sikandra, four kilometer from Agra is the mausoleum of Akbar. This structure
has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain motifs.
Another visiting destination is Fatehpur Sikri, situated around 40 km from
But the main attraction is obviously Taj Mahal, a monument dedicated to
true love. Raised on white marble, Taj Mahal imparts a sense of serenity,
testifying to the timelessness of art and love. The Agra Fort, made of high
red sandstone stretch for almost 2.5 km, dominating a bend in the river
Yamuna, northwest of the Taj Mahal.