Things you can’t afford to miss in Agra beyond the Taj.

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Agra is less of a city and more of a dreamy experience. Indeed, one can say the Taj Mahal is hot favorite of the tourists here, but for a roving eye and wandering feet this land offers never-ending surprises! So, if you wish to break away from the pack, here are few experiences you must take back home.

Let’s go down the lane!

Sightseeing

The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Chini ka Rauza, and Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula are to name a few breathtaking sites in Agra. Each one of them has a story to tell and an architecture you cannot turn your eyes away from. Once you get within the walls of these monuments, you’ll find yourself drawn to the mystical attraction of these places.

Titsy-bitsy shopping

If you are a history buff and look up to shops displaying antiques, handicrafts, brassware and other rare items, then you must not miss exploring the Bazaars of Agra. Some of the famous markets here are Sadar Bazaar, Subhash Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and Raja ki Mandi. And yes! Do not forget to make good use of your bargaining skills here.

Foodies calling!

Wherever you go, food is always a must-have experience and the one in Agra is unique in its own way. Kachori and Jalebi, the city’s local breakfast is worth a try. While in Agra, how can one miss the luscious Agra ka Petha. It comes in many variants, each one giving a lip-smacking sugary kick. For street food, you can head to Sadar Bazaar.

Kalakriti Dance Drama Show

Heard enough of the story behind Taj Mahal? Join the evening dance drama narrating making of the Taj Mahal. The 80-minute show is held at Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center, located near Taj Mahal. The entry ticket usually starts from INR 1200 and the show begins at 6.30 PM. You need to book your seat well in advance.

A mesmerizing walk

If a walk in the green calms you, Agra won’t disappoint you. The city is home to over 40 spectacular Mughal Gardens and parks. Some of the famous ones are The Shah Jahan Park, Mehtab Bagh, Dayal Bagh Gardens, Aalsi Bagh, and Ram Bagh. These lush green areas a cool & breezy stop to the wanderers, in the otherwise bustling city.

Night viewing of Taj

The Taj is inevitable, and we could not resist threading it in our story as well. You might have heard thousand times about the beauty of Taj Mahal, the romance it creates in the moonlight is something that can leave you speechless. To be precise, if there could be anything more beautiful than the Taj it is the night of the Taj itself.

The list of things to catch up in Agra is endless and might not be possible to cover under one head. However, one thing we can warn you with – you won’t be able to stop your heart losing on this soil, with every experience you unfold here!

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