The city of Agra is famous for numerous elements of tourism, romance and luxury. The best of all is its collection of Mughal beauties made with marbles. Do you know that every year millions of people visit this city? Thanks to the three heritage sites of the city, this is one of the iconic destinations of the country. Palace on Wheels tour of Agra covers these three main sites of the city, in particular.
This is one of the world wonder and a heritage site. Nearly 7-8 million tourists visit Agra every year for visiting Taj Mahal. This marble mausoleum is located on the banks of River Yamuna. Built in 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, this tomb is consideredone of the most romantic structures of the world. The garden, mausoleum, mosque and the museum are the main attractions of this region. The marble carvings and structures of the mausoleum are of immense beauty. It is best to explore the monument, either early in the morning or by late evening. People enjoy exploring the monument, scaling the garden, visiting the museum to enjoy artifacts and many others.
This is one of the largest structures of the region. Home to the ancient royals, this heritage site is a majestic remainder of ancient lifestyle. This fort was the main fort of the Mughals. During the reign of Aurangazeb, Shah Jahan was prisoned in one of the towers of the fort, which had a window overlooking the Taj Mahal. This fort is semicircular in structure. It has double ramparts, with circular bastions, battlement, machicolation, stringcourses and others. The fort has two main gates. The tourists are allowed to enter into the fort via the Lahore Gate. You can find numerous structures inside the fort like
- Akbar Gate
- Bengali Mahal
- Hall of Publc Audience, Hall of Private Audience
- Jahangir Palace
- Female quarters
- Thorne room
And many others.
This abandoned city is located a little away from Agra city. The Palace on Wheels package includes a road trip to this city for exploring the architectural beauty of this heritage site. Located on the rocky ridges, this city is surrounded by walls on three sides and lake on one side.
The city holds many beautiful architectural marvels like Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Buland Darwaza, Hall of Public Audience, Mariam Palace, Naubat Khana, Panch Mahal, Birbal House, Elephant towers and others. After a decade from completion of the town, the lake (the only water source) dried up. Thus, people abandoned the city. Today, it stands as an important tourist attraction of the region.
The trip to these destinations are not just a sightseeing tour. Before planning your trip check out the Palace on Wheels train price which covers the historic and cultural elements of the Mughal reign. To add more value to the culture, tourists are then taken to the markets of Agra, to enjoy buying souvenirs and to enjoy the local life of the people.