Agra is among the most popular tourist destinations in India, and not without reason.
Agra City: For over a 100 years, the city of Agra was the capital of the mighty Mughal Empire. Three generations of Mughal kings ruled from Agra; and their legendary wealth and love of beauty found expession in outstanding art and architecture. Apart from the exquisite Taj Mahal, and the impressive Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Agra city also contains many other heritage monuments that combine Persian, Hindu and Islamic influences.
But there’s more to Agra than beautiful buildings.
The city of Agra is a tiny microcosm of India, where multiple religions and faiths co-exist. Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims still follow ancient ways of life, celebrating festivals and fairs as their forefathers did. Agra is surrounded by villages and farmlands, from where people flock to the city for their daily needs. Agra’s bazaars are teeming with spices, fruits, vegetables, colourful fabrics, jewellery and household wares, giving you a great look at daily life in North India.
Around Agra: Agra, with its well-developed tourist infrastructure, also makes a good base from which to explore surrounding regions.
Agra is barely an hour away from the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary (Bharatpur), a designated Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention (and also a UNESCO World Heritage site). Very near the bird sanctuary lies the well-preserved Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, yet another UNESCO World Heritage site.
The medieval cities of Gwalior, Jhansi and Orchha are short train rides away, and can be visited as day excursions. If you are interested in birding and nature, you can make an overnight trip from Agra to the Chambal river valley, famous for gharials, marsh crocodiles, otters, turtles and several birds including the sarus crane and the Indian skimmer.
Please see the Tour Menu on the right hand side of this page for our tours in and around Agra. If there’s something you want to do that’s not on this list, let us know and we’ll make it happen. To reach us, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com or call Deepa at +91 98677 07414