Plan a Weekend Getaway to Agra

Plan a Weekend Getaway to Agra


A long weekend is just around the corner and you are already brainstorming on ideas to make it a memorable one. Fair enough! Weekend getaways are an ideal way to reward ourselves for the hard work we have done, and pump up for yet another phase of rigorous work routine. It’s time to step away from our fast paced lives and delve in the mesmerizing relic of Mughal Empire. Yes, let’s make this trip histrionic!

Agra is celebrated for the Mughal’s architectural magnificence. Witness it yourself with a trip to the following places: 

Taj Mahal

A trip to Agra is synonymous to a visit to Taj Mahal, it goes without saying. The sight of this serene marble beauty is jaw-dropping. The monument was constructed under the rule of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, between 1632 and 1653. It was built in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz and is therefore popular as an epitome of love.

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, declared as a World Heritage Site in 1983 and awed by ever person who has got a chance to witness its grandeur; Taj Mahal is not just a place, it’s an experience of architectural excellence, scenic beauty and legendary love. 

Agra Fort

This is yet another example of Mughal architecture that will leave you wonderstruck. Main residence of the Mughal Dynasty, this 16th century monument is located very near to Taj Mahal. In fact, if you hire a guide he will show you the spot which offers a great view of Taj Mahal, from where Emperor Shah Jahan used to reminisce in the memory of his beloved. Popularly called as the Red Fort of Agra, this too is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Fatehpur Sikri 

Fatehpur Sikri is the city in Agra District, which served as the capital of Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. Being the former capital city, it consists of some of the very important buildings, namely Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s house, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Hiran Minar and Panch Mahal.

The city emits grandeur with its red sandstone build and brilliant architectural blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian richness. It was constructed in 1570 under the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar, as a tribute to Sufi Saints.

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