Love City of Agra : Travel Ideas

Taj Mahal from afar @ Agra Fort

Agra is right in the middle of India, and for many tourists, the gate to THE Taj Mahal, one of seven new wonders of the world. Agra Fort provides a teaser of the world wonder from afar. On a very hot day, the fort provides little respite from the sun lights. The haze doesn’t diminish the anticipation of the Taj Mahal from afar.  

Walking around the fort
Inside the fort
View along River Yamuna linking the Agra Fort to the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is the tomb commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved empress Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the showcase of the emperor’s love. The highlight of the tomb is the marble dome dominating the surrounding complex.

Walking towards the impressive marble tomb

On a summer month, it is a little hazy around the tomb. But the reflection of the marble structure on the water is calm and beautiful. The marble stones are cool to the touch on a hot day.

Taj Mahal – the real marble dome & its reflection

Usually the complex is brimming with tourists around, but as the sun sets and tourists leaving, a quiet environment is more appealing to fully absorb the love story.  

Clean white marble wonder

A little further away, the white marble of Taj Mahal is contrasted with the brick red of Fatehpur Sikri, covered in green water.

Red buildings amidst the moldy green moat

Private vehicle hire is the best transport to move from one place to another.

One thought on “Love City of Agra : Travel Ideas

  1. I live in Los Angeles, California, USA & have never been out of the country. These pictures are beautiful.
    I’m writing about your review of Royal Nirvana. I am haunted, too, by that drama. It was so expansive and beautiful. It was very depressing but so cinematic that you had to continue watching. Thanks for your review of the 12 additional episodes. I, too, was confused. Why on earth the CP would kill himself when he was just advised he would have a child is beyond me. All I can say is that for both the CP & his cousin, it had finally become too much. It was exhausting to watch the 60 episodes, but so fulfilling when the CP finally got to banish his older brother with a slap in the face in Episode 60.

    Thanks again.

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