comes to Agra there is no real need to sell it as the city of love. The presence of the Taj and the love and romance associated with it automatically does the job. While the Taj Mahal quite literally is the single most attraction that makes visitors flock to Agra, it really isn’t the only one.
In fact there is more to do and much more to see if one is interested. Agra has what it takes when offering the comforts vis-a-vis accommodation as well as other facilities. When looking for a 5 star accommodation in Agra, there are many options to choose from. At the same time, on the other end of the spectrum, there are lots of budget options as well.
When holidaying in style, the Jaypee Palace Hotel is the royal pick to stay in. Lavish and regal with stunning architecture that resonates of old world charm mixed with modernity, the hotel offers top-notch facilities and comfort in all possible form. Great dining options, spa, salon and fitness facilities, excellent rooms and service all make for a very worthy stay.
Agra offers a lot in terms of exploration. Of course this is apart from the Taj as already mentioned.
Here are few additional sights to check out:
Agra Fort is one of the finest Mughal Forts in India but somehow gets overshadowed at most times because of the popularity of the Taj. Made of Red Sandstone and on the banks of the Yamuna, the structure is a testimony to what the glory of the Mughal architecture stood for.
Tomb of Itimud-ud-Daulah is again a remnant of the Mughal era. Extremely delicate in appearance and architecture it happens to be the first fully marbled structure built by the Mughals and in fact the first tomb on the banks of the Yamuna river.
Ram Bagh or Aram Bagh as it was built by Babur and is the oldest Mughal garden in India. It has immense historical value as it was considered that Babur’s remains were kept here for a brief period before being taken to Kabul eventually. The garden is a worth a visit for those who would like to get a glimpse of what a relaxing place in the time of the Mughals was considered to be like.
Agra has much to revel in and a lot to offer for those who’d like to look beyond just the Taj. A good two to three day stay to explore the city at a relaxed pace is ideal. There is a lot to discover and take back.