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The city of Agra is one of the most beautiful cities in India. Every year, the city attracts thousands of tourists who come to revel in the art and architecture as well as the rich culture of the city. One of the major tourist attractions in the city is the Taj Mahal – a white marble mausoleum built on the orders of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Known for its intricate artwork and excellent craftsmanship, the monument has held pride of place as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is without doubt that anyone who comes to Agra will not leave without visiting the Taj.
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The aura of the city is one of luxury and to enjoy this aura to the maximum, the city offers some of the most luxurious 5-star hotels. Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra by Jaypee Hotels and Resorts is one of the best 5-star hotels in the city. It is located near the Taj Mahal making it an excellent choice for leisure travelers who want to enjoy the best the city has to offer. This luxury hotel in Agra offers all modern conveniences for a delightful stay. With multiple dining destinations within the hotel, it also makes sure that the epicurean in you is satiated as well.
The city of Agra offers a window to India’s rich cultural past. You can spend your time in Agra doing a multitude of things such as sightseeing, shopping or eating.
Apart from the Taj, the city houses many architectural marvels such as the Agra Fort, I’timad-Ud-Daulah, Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, Mankameshwar Temple, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Jama Masjid, Chini ka Rauza, and Mariam’s Tomb. The city also has a host of beautiful Mughal gardens such as the Mehtab Bagh and Ram Bagh.
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Other places of interest include Keetham Lake, Indrabhan Girls’ Inter College, Gurudwara Guru ka Taal, Paliwal Park (Hewitt Park), Chaat Gali and Soamibagh Samadhi. The city’s location on the banks of Yamuna also gives visitors a chance to witness the beautiful sunset by the river. If you have time, you can visit the Fatehpur Sikri town which is very close to Agra and see the Buland Darwaza and Jama Masjid.
You can also shop for marble products, rugs, and carpets with intricate designs and leather products at the markets in Agra. Some of the must-visit markets in the city are Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar, TDI Mall, Subhash Bazar, Raja ki Mandi, Shahganj Bazar, Shah Market, and Shoe Market. The markets are also known for beautiful silk products as well.Read More:A Short Weekend Trip from Delhi to Agra
Agra is not only known for its architecture and arts and crafts, but also for its decadent cuisine. You can try out the various eateries around town as well as the sinful street food to get the true taste of Agra cuisine. Do not forget to buy a box of the famous Agra petha as a souvenir of your travels.
Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra brings to you exciting packages to make your stay in Agra even more memorable. Packages include Classic Retreat Package, Spa Indulgence Package, and Cool Summer Offer. To know more about the packages visit http://www.jaypeehotels.com/agra-hotel-packages/.