Honeymoon in Agra - Strengthen your bond of love in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal !
Honeymoon in Agra
Honeymoon in Agra, which holds Taj Mahal, everlasting epitome of love. You would carry the feeling for rest of your life. The first sight of Taj Mahal, eternal symbol of love, would be etched in your memory forever. For the honeymooners in Agra, Taj inspires true love. The newly wed couple can sit in the gardens of the Taj and feast their eyes. The elegance of this city never fails to reflect the romance that lingers in the air. Amble in the grand interior of Agra landmarks like the Fort, Sikandara Tomb and Mausoleum of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Besides its monumental richness, Agra is internationally famed for its souvenirs from the wide range of marble and leather items. Gift a replica of Taj to your beloved, or get photographed with the reflection of the Taj as the backdrop.
Places to Visit
Taj Mahal is a marble paean to love. Romance reflects from the grand structure of the building. Taj tells us about sheer romance of Shah Jahan and Mumtaj, and it strengthens the bond of love between two newly-wed couples. It is Shahjahan's tribute to his favorite wife's memory and his greatest contribution to world heritage monuments. The mausoleum is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. It is said that different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. This magnificent monument is set around a Charbagh or 'four garden' plan, which is split by watercourses-a reflection of the Persian style.
The white marble building appears to change its hue according to variations in the daylight. The white marble illuminates in the radiance of the morning light and the building appears to change its hue according to variations in the daylight. The early morning view is simply breathtaking. Along with your soul mate, spend some time there to experience beauty of sight, structure and the environment. During moonlight, especially on a full-moon night, the marble appears extraordinarily luminescent.
Agra Fort, built by Mughal emperor Akbar, is another landmark of the city. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Your honeymoon would be incomplete without this monument.
It is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra.
Tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar in Sikandara is worth visiting. Akbar's tomb is a mixture of many architectural styles and completely different from earlier Mughal Buildings.
Famously known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins. Three architectural masterpieces of Fatehpur Sikri are the palaces for the three queens - Jodha Bai, Turkish Sultana and Mariyam. Diwan-e-Khas holds a platform which once seated the emperor. It is a tall vaulted room with an laboriously carved central pillar. Panch Mahal is 5-storey building standing in pyramidal fashion. Marble tomb of Salim Chisti is one of the finest building here. Buland Darwaza is massive gateway 54m high.
This is one of the earliest example of a typical Mughal Garden, laid down by Mughal Emperor Babar. This is cool soothing place.
Mughals were great connoiseurs of food and they have left their stamp on food. Several of India's famous meat dishes have come from Mughal kitchens. They introduced kababs, pieces of meat marinated in spices and skewered over a coal tandoor. Some mouthwatering Mughlai dishes are tandoori chicken, seekh and boti kabab and even tandoori fish.
Savories like petha and dal-moth are inextricably associated with Agra. Agra is known for its marble inlay work, leather goods, brassware, delicately worked precious and semi-precious stone jewelry and ornate zari embroidery. Almost all these items are available around the Taj complex. Popular shopping places in the town are Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar and Munro Road.
How To Reach
Agra by Air
Airport of Agra is 7 km from the city center and 3 km from Idgah bus station. Flights from Capital Delhi are available daily. One can reach Agra from Delhi in 45 minutes.
Agra by Road
Good condition roads connect Agra to Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Jhansi and Fatehpur Sikri. Main bus station of Agra is Idgah bus stand. Buses for Delhi are available at regular intervals. Delhi-Agra bus journey takes five hours.
Agra by Rail
Agra is well-linked with Delhi and major Indian town via rail. Agra Cant is the main raiway station. Luxury Indian trains like Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi and Rajdhani can be taken for reaching Agra.
One can travel within Agra using various modes of transport like taxi, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw and citybus. Prepaid taxis and autos are available from railway station. Diesel and petrol vehicles are not allowed to ply in the Taj Mahal area.