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The Taj Mahal Tour

                   The Taj Mahal Tour

The architectural marvel of the Taj Mahal is amongst the most visited monuments of the World. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal attracts tourists from India and aboard. The mausoleum of the Mughal empress Mumtaz Mahal is simply put marvellous. The pietra dura and the Char Bagh style add to the attraction of the Taj Mahal. The wonder of the World- Taj Mahal is located in north Indian city of Agra. The city of the Taj is approximately two hundred and four kilometers away from Delhi. An integral part of the Golden triangle of India, the city of Taj is a must visit.

Other Attractions in Agra

          While in Agra besides the Taj Mahal there are several other places of tourists' interest. The Tomb of Itmad-ul-daulah, the Red fort of Agra or the Agra Fort and the Jahangir Palace are the important monuments in Agra. Jami Masjid, Moti Masjid and the Dayalbagh Temple are religious places of tourist interest in Agra. Thus, Agra is referred to as the World heritage City.

Excursions

          From the city of Taj, Agra several excursion options are available. The historic cities of Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra are easily accessible from Agra. For the pious excursion to Mathura and Vrindavan is an excellent option. Bharatpur renowned for its national park besides the cities of Gwalior, Delhi and Jaipur is popular with the tourists visiting Agra.

Fairs and Festivals

       Agra hosts the annual Taj Mahotsava, in the pleasant month of February. This festival of the Taj attracts tourists for the cultural celebration. With the Taj Mahal as the backdrop Indian classical and folk artists perform and leave and the audiences spellbound.

Shopping Carpet, Agra

       Agra is famous for its crafts and food. Agra is renowned for sweets and snacks like petha, gajak and dalmoth. Other handicraft items with inlay work, leather ware, brassware, carpets, jewelry and embroidery work make excellent souvenir options.

Where to Stay

       Agra happens to be one of the most important travel destinations in India. The entire city of Agra is dotted with accommodation options. There are hotels that suit the budget of varying tourists. The facilities and the location affect the tariffs of the accommodations.

How to Reach

       The city of the Taj, Agra is easily accessible from other parts of India through rail, road, and air. The airport in Agra links it with Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi. Idgah, the main bus stand of Agra brings Taj Mahal closer to Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura and Fatehpur-Sikri. Buses from the Agra Fort bus stand connect Agra with Mathura. In terms of the railway connectivity the Agra Cantonment station links Agra with Delhi, Varanasi and several cities in Rajasthan. Popular trains touching Agra are the Palace On Wheels, Taj Express, Shatabdi and Rajdhani. Taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw cater to the local transportation needs of the tourists in Agra.

Climate and Best Time

       The city of Agra experiences summers during the period between the months of April and June, making it unpleasant to be visited. Similarly the tourists also avoid the monsoon season from July to August. The winters that last from September till March are the best time to visit the city of Taj. Since Agra lies in the plains of Northern India the tourists need the protection of warm clothes during the winters.

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