Agra is a city where a person can see how strong a love can stand still. It teaches you how to make your love immoral. Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal which he built for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal is surely one thing you cannot miss out if you visit there!
Walking miles to reach in front of one of the beautiful mausoleum of India. Surrounded by many Britons, foreigners and a clean environment all around. And moving in between the huge crowd just to get a glance at one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal is one of the very special things of India.
As you go inside, a person can watch the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan resting near each other, guarded by big doors and marbles for their protection.
The symmetrical mausoleum is built near the Yamuna river and gives you a magnificent view from above. There is, however, one exception. Shah Jahan’s cenotaph is peculiarly positioned west of the central axis, throwing off the equilibrium. The odd placement has led many to believe that he never meant to be buried there at all.
A person can also see the space where black Taj Mahal was considered to be built across the river by Shah Jahan but never happened. It is considered as the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.
Next treasure of Agra which we cannot drop out is it’s fort. Agra fort was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty which was built by Akbar in 1573. The fort was made of the red sandstone which was brought all the way from Rajasthan and that was laid on the external surfaces of it.
The fort also has a lot of secrets attached to it and the most important among them is that it is said that the entire fort is interconnected through tunnels and other underground pathways.
Next, I came across the popular Sadar Market. It is a prime place for street food lovers. From India’s Masterchef contestants to Agra’s old food joints, stalls of all the tempting food items such as tikki, golgappa, pizza, pasta, paneer tikka, dosa, gulab jamun can be found in one lane of the Sadar Market.
The food league doesn’t end here. Agra is famous for its sweet item pethas as well. The place has a hold of numerous petha shops which have been running from old times. One such famous shop is Gopal Das pethe wala which is near Sadar Market.
Agra is a clean and lovely place which you should visit at least one time in your life to know what is the meaning of love for Shah Jahan and how beautiful and food friendly the place is.