Agra, India

 

Agra India

Agra city location

The city of Agra in India or as it is also called Akra or Agra; is one of the most beautiful Indian cities that is recommended to visit, which is located on the shores of the Indian Yamuna River, which is located in the north of the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is approximately 363 km west of Lucknow, the state capital, and is 200 km south of the Indian capital, New Delhi.

Best time to visit Agra

The fall and winter seasons are the best times to visit Agra, as the winter season starts from October to March, and during these months the temperatures stabilize and the weather is suitable and pleasant to wander around the city and discover its attractions. As for those who prefer the rainy weather; The period from August to October is the perfect time to visit; Visitors can at these times of the year sit in one of the local bazaars and enjoy a cup of hot Indian tea while watching the beautiful rain. In the summer, which starts from April, high temperatures prevail, so at this time the number of foreign tourists decrease and the number of local Indian tourists increases, as they come to Agra from various regions of India

taj mahal
taj mahal, in winter

Tips when visiting Agra

Agra is one of the beautiful cities that a visitor enjoys and thinks of returning to again, and to enjoy an enjoyable trip without distractions, a set of simple important tips must be taken into consideration:

  1. Take care when eating

The city is famous for the wide variety of foods that are prepared and sold all over Agra, but the visitor may be fooled by some of the foods sold on the streets; most of them are heavy foods on the stomach and too hot to be tolerated by the visitor’s stomach, who is not accustomed to eating them before, and it may cause food poisoning. The visitor who wants to try the traditional foods of the Agra must search for restaurants, kiosks, hotels, or some shops that sell food, as these places meet the needs of tourists by providing traditional food in a light way on the stomach, and among the most prominent restaurants that provide light and safer meals; BBQ, and some Space

When visiting Agra, you should always be careful and make sure to drink closed bottled water, which is available in all shops and stores in the city, so that it is safer than water found elsewhere, which can be unsuitable for drinking.

  1. Beware of thieves and pickpockets

In order for the trip to Agra to pass in peace and happiness, beware of thieves, the visitor must not walk alone at night, and if the need to go out arises at a late time, be careful and make sure to be present in the public and lit streets, also it is preferable not to carry large sums of cash, and avoid wearing  precious jewellery.

  1. Beware of local sellers

There are many street vendors, especially among tourists, to persuade them to go with them to their stores that sell marble, stonework and statues at very high prices, much higher than their real prices in the wholesale markets. In addition to that, most of these purchases are fraudulent and the buyer cannot differentiate between them and the original ones. 

Taj Mahal in Agra

The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is one of the most important and famous tourist attractions in India and the world, as it is visited by tourists from all over the world, and the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum and one of the greatest mosques in the world established by the Mughal Emperor (Shah Jahan). In honour of the anniversary of the death of his wife (Mumtaz Mahal), who was buried in it. After his death, he was buried next to her, and the Taj Mahal is considered one of the most prominent buildings that bear witness to the art of architecture; As it blends between its parts of  Islamic, Indian and Persian architecture, as for the details of its construction; The architects have been invited

Artisans from Baghdad and Turkey. The garden designers from Kashmir, calligraphers from Shiraz, sculptors, gypsum craftsmen, domes designers and builders from Samarkand, Bukhara and Constantinople, in addition to a large number of engineers assigned to design the task, and the number of participants in the construction reached 22,000 workers and engineers from different countries. The actual construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and ended in 1653, and its construction remains to this day and is still one of the greatest and most magnificent visual icons that the visitor stands amazed by its beauty, splendour of design and the story of its construction.

agra fort
Agra fort

 

Agra, India.

Agra can be one of the most beautiful cities to visit, but as like always, the tourists must be cautious and be careful of the things mentioned above. Other than that, it would be one of the most amazing experiences that a person might witness 

 

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