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EXPLORE THE WONDER OF WORLD AT SAME DAY AGRA TOUR

Agra, Monument - Shubham Varshney - October 16, 2018

Agra, the erstwhile capital of Mughals, is a great city with great monuments, markets, and wonderful green gardens. Located on the bank of River Yamuna, it is about 200km from the National Capital. Same day Agra tour by train will take you on a great journey to the Taj: a glorious monument which is the undying emblem of love.

Agra, the internationally well-known destination of India beckons you for an epoch travel experience. Taj Mahal is the pride of Agra and travelers come here from all over the world. Agra is a remarkable city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Its magnificent history can be best seen in its monuments which are simply mind-blowing. The same day Agra tour to this majestic city is like traveling back in time to step into the era of Nawabs and raja-maharajas. Agra city tour will give an exceptional travel experience to you.

On the other hand, this UP town has scored of other things too and sees to keep the travelers mesmerized. It is now a first-class commercial center of Utter Pradesh and pulls business travelers in hordes.

The Benefits of Same day Agra tour by train include:

Saving money

Train transportation gives a more economical mode of transport. You end up paying less than what you would pay for bus coaches on your Agra tour. Although train rides take longer than air travel, they make great sense for tourists seeking to cut costs. Additionally, you get to see the wonderful scenery in your way from Delhi, Jaipur or any other city to Agra along the way free. In addition, many of the leading train operators generally give discounts to seniors, children, students, and group travels.

Less hassle

Travelling Agra on a single day train tour is less hassle. The idea of reaching the airport 2 hours early, hopelessly waiting in long security lines can be very inconveniencing. Consequently, train travel offers a great alternative. Furthermore, train transport offers door-to-door convenience, since most of the train stations of Agra are situated in the heart of cities. Consequently, you do not have to hire a cab to drive you downtown.

There are several tourist places in Agra you can visit on the same day Agra tour by train:

Taj Mahal – It is the most glittering gem of India Tourism. You travel here by train from nearby cities in a single day. You can see the fascinating structure that is the finest example of the Mughal monument in the country.

Agra Fort – This majestic structure in red is with a great history it was built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This construction once inhabited by the famed Mughal rulers such as Akbar, Humayun etc.

Also Read: Things to See in Agra Fort

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri – It is another World Heritage Site of Agra you can visit on your one day train tour. It was established in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Also Read: Places to visit in Fatehpur Sikri

Riding a train offers a more well-organized use of time; it is also the very safe mode of travel. So I recommend this Same day Agra tour by train for fellow travelers who are keen to see and admire the architectural buildings of this city. 

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Lose Yourself in Historical Agra

Agra, India, Monument - Shubham Varshney - June 12, 2018

Out of the 29 states of India, Uttar Pradesh is the state where the heart of India (Taj Mahal) lies. It is home to many magnificent monuments and several Hindu pilgrim destinations. In Uttar Pradesh or even in India, Agra is the city which gets the highest number of tourists in the past years. And this is not shocking, this is due to the Taj Mahal. The same day Taj Mahal tour by car is the best-suitable for exploring the monuments of Agra.

Taj Mahal is the monument which standout alone amongst the monuments of this whole World. The fine structure and the story behind this Taj Mahal make it a place worth to visit. Each day hundreds of thousands of tourists make a visit to this Monument. The location, the arena, and the misty glow of the walls make this place eye-catching and suitable for a quick vacation.

A Day Tour To Agra

Taj Mahal is built by Emperor Shah Jahan (grandson of Akbar) to fulfil the last desire of his loving wife, Mumtaj Mahal. It is also known as the symbol of love and pleasure. The newly wedded couple pay homage to this temple of love and they take vows in front of this monument that they never betray each other. The place is so beautiful that it can make anyone hypnotize if weather favours tourists they never wanted to leave this place.

Agra has other many things to explore like its colourful streets, marble galleries where the artisans performed their show in the piece of marble slate, and leather market. A tour of this city is unforgettable. Mughal rulers have built many amazing pieces of arts and the next is Agra Fort. Agra Fort is considered as one of the largest fortresses in India.

As Agra was once a capital city of India, so it has a gigantic Fort, which once was the main residence to the royal members of Mughal Empire. It is also said that in the last days of Emperor Shah Jahan’s life, he was captivated by his own son, Aurangzeb. The terrace of this fort gives a clear view of Taj Mahal which is on the opposite bank of the River Yamuna.

The same day Taj Mahal Tour by Train is capable enough to give you the brief summary of the history of each of the monuments of Agra city. Agra city can be explored in a day or it can also take a month in order to explore it. The flocking of tourists which came from various different parts of the World can be seen on the bright streets of Agra. For a traveller, it has much more to experience.

There is also an another well-famous and UNESCO World Heritage site called as Fatehpur Sikri. This is an eerily ruined city which was built by Emperor Akbar and also abandoned by himself. This small fortified city was once served as the capital city of Mughal Empire and various big legislative assemblies were held there in that time.

The main attractions of this city are Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, and Jodha Bai’s Palace. This place
has that charm which can make you forced to spend much more time, willingly or not willing. Fatehpur
Sikri can allow you to make several unforgettable memories which can be worthy of sharing with friends
and family members.

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My experience and the Fatehpur Sikri history

Agra, Monument - Shubham Varshney - April 28, 2018

Just after exploring Agra’s most famous monuments Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, I have decided to visit Fatehpur Sikri. Because I have heard about this fortified city very much and another reason was that someone told me that no one knows the exact Fatehpur Sikri History.
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Experience the charm of Heritage at Taj Mahotsav

Agra, Festival - Shubham Varshney - March 5, 2018

Main Gate

As I have said in my post (post), Agra just held 27th Taj Mahotsav from 18th Feb to 27th Feb 2018 successfully. This time this enormous carnival had the theme ‘Heritage’, for which my country is known very well. India has many things as a heritage tagged, though they truly deserve. As it was a thematic grand procession which showcases our Heritage things from classical folk dance to the heritage monuments. This annual extravaganza reveals the rich cultural heritage of the country and unveiled the finest specimen of Indian craftsmanship. For a yearlong, every year the people of Uttar Pradesh not mentioning particularly only this state but I have seen many people from different parts too, wait expectantly for this festival help at Shilpgram.

Craft Work

India is the largest and old continuous civilization, has its name registered in the list of UNESCO Cultural Heritage list, by having the utmost number of sights and things (special thanks to Agra). People from all the parts of this endless world, feel awe for India and they want to visit this country at least for once as the same in the way we want to explore the other countries. And yes, it made me feel proud on that. Yet, I haven’t seen much things till now but from every now and then I have a lust for exploring them back and forth. The heritage things will never be laying down us, an anecdote from my grand maa, she used to tell me every time.

Colorful Mugs

This 10-day long carnival has the power to put anyone into amusement. This festival comprises of culture, craft, cuisines, and community (sometimes all we need is some doses of vitamin ‘C’). Jokes apart, out of these 10 days, I made it to this festival for three days, but it may vary day times. I had a visit in the late afternoon and one day I had a visit in late night and on last day I had a visit at the peak time. Every time there was something which tends to think me that I had a visit for the very first time. On one day I saw some aged men were playing the drums with a mint of classical beats and some of them lost themselves in the magical sound produced by the drums. The whole arena was filled with the echoing of the drums. On another day I saw some entertainers, costumed like a horse and they were entertaining the crowd in the best way as they could be.

Sweet n Sour

The experience of this one of India’s biggest carnival was simply amazing and as far as I concern I will going to visit not every (keeping all the necessary things in mind) but many Taj Mahotsav. As soon as I entered through the main entry with holding a VIP pass (which somehow I managed), there were many stalls which are having many artifacts like Basses, pots, paintings, chandeliers, and many more crafty items. Some people bargaining over the stuff that they liked and some bought the things which they find necessary. That’s what for which this festival known.

Glittering Tree

Like every year, Taj Mahotsav spaced a particular area for the Mainstage on which India’s best artists perform various classical folk dance, which seldom not produce a dancing effect in the giant tent (really it was felt be me only). Sometimes or for being a time period not big but recognizable celebrity performed on that stage like some that I witnessed Abhijit Bhattacharya and Palak Muchhal. They both gave grandeur performance just for the sake of entertainment of the public. Just right after the main stage, there were the stalls of best Mughal cuisines where people have had the best taste so that they could able to satisfy their taste buds. And believe me the taste was really mouth-watering, and until the moment when I swallowed the first bite, the countless time I had to take gulp back in my throat.

Book Stall

 

The Train

There was a thing which attracted me most, there was a stall of books (the only thing which I love the most now), and the thing that attracted me was they were selling books at 200 bucks for one kg, can you imagine one Kg for 200 bucks in INR. Taking the whole advantage of this power I bought 5 books (weighted as 1 kg), thinking that I can pass the half year on them. There was a particular area in which the Northern Indian Railway showcases their every model from the beginning till now, and getting about them was really an outstanding experience for me. When I was wandering in this jamboree I was clearly able to felt that how great our Heritage things are and all this is only due to our ancestors. It forced me to think that we should also do the things on which our upcoming generation will have a proud of them.

Rides

The one who said that experiencing is the only way of exploring, undoubtedly had a genius mind because that is the thing which I felt after coming back to den from Shilpgram. For the very first time, I get to know that India has 8 classical folk dance forms (Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri, and Mohiniyattam) and like this many more thing about our cultural Heritage I got to know. And focusing on my favorite part, on the opposite side of stalls, outside the arena of markets. There was a huge ground in which there were different types of rides like a giant wheel, roller coaster, gravitron, spinning teacups and many more. I had a ride almost each of them. After seeing this type of rides the kid in me wakes up and he enjoys till the last moment.

Nonetheless, exploration comes after the experience, the more you experience the things smoothly the more you will explore or get exposure. So keep the pace with the life and keep focusing on the things which help in living a happy life. Because the life is meant to be lived joyfully.

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