Honeymoon in Agra

Honeymoon in AgraHoneymoon in Agra

Also Visit: Khajuraho, Orchha,  Varanasi

Agra has so much to offer as it has a rich cultural and historical heritage. When you talk of Agra, the first and foremost thing that comes to your mind is the Taj Mahal. Agra is also known as the 'Home to a love story in marble - the Taj Mahal' which is why it is also the much sought after honeymoon destination for people who are interested in the merging entertainment with the historical significance of a place.

But another thing to note is that Agra does not ends up with the Taj Mahal but has many other architectural splendors which adorn the city like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri also known as The City of Victory, Salim Chisti's Tomb, Akbar's Tomb, Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah. All these structures are not only magnificently built but are also living evidence of the rich past of Agra.

There is still the mogul touch in the bazaars of Agra. So, generally, you would find things that would adorn the royal palaces like carpets, inlaid marble, and jewelry. You could shop at the following places - Mughal Arts Emporium at Shamshabad Road, Akbar International at Fatehabad Road, Oswal Emporium at Sadar Bazar, UP Handicrafts Palace in Bansal Nagar.

Regarding accommodation, both luxury five star and economical and budget hotels are available to suit individual needs and budget.

How to Reach Agra -

By Air:
Being one of the hottest tourist destinations in India, Agra has all facilities for the easy access to this place. It has its own airport which connects Agra with all the major places in India. The Agra airport or the Kheria airport (as it is popularly known as) has all the major domestic airlines having their services to this place of the Taj Mahal.

By Rail:
Agra is a major railway station with almost all the trains from south India, Mumbai and many trains to Calcutta stopping here. Agra city is visited by the "Palace on Wheels". The city is well connected by trains to almost every corner of the nation.

By Road:
Agra has the national highway roads numbers, 2, 3, and 11 passing through it. As it is the premier tourist destination of India, Agra is also well linked by bus service from all part of the country.

As Agra is really hot during the summers, the best time to visit this place is during the winter season. Moreover, there is no single best month in which to see the Taj Mahal. It should be visited at three or four times in the year to appreciate its beauty.

Apart from Agra, you can also visit the other tourist destinations like Khajuraho, Orchha, Varanasi either directly from Agra, Delhi or the nearest junction or airport. 

Khajuraho: Khajuraho is famous for its temples. One of the most celebrated manifestations of Indian architecture is to be found in a group of temples at Khajuraho in central India. Situated a hundred miles southeast of the town of Jhansi in the modern-day state of Madhya Pradesh, these temples are over thirty in number. The frequent flights are available for Khajuraho  from Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. It is 117 K.m. from Satna and 175 k.m. from Jhansi. You can catch a bus or taxi from Jhansi or Satna.  

Orchha: It is a well-preserved city on an island in Betwa River, is worth a visit. There are temples dating back to 17th century, a nice place to discover Murals.Orchha was once the capital of the Bundelas, it is now just a village set amidst a complex of well-preserved temples and palaces. A tour of Orchha takes you to the Jehangir mahal - the largest of the palaces, the Raj Mahal with its murals and the Raj Praveen Mahal built near a garden, You would also visit Dinman Hardaul`s palace. Orchha is 18 k.m. from Jhansi, the nearest railhead from Orchha. You can take autorikshaws, tempos and buses from Jhansi. 

Varanasi: The holy city of Varanasi is also known as the city of temples and learning. It is a place of great historical and cultural importance. This religious capital of India is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges and is presided over by Lord Shiva. It is the heart of India and an epitome of the synthesis of cultures, religions, and races. The riverfront of the city is decorated by hundreds of well-built ghats, which is a unique feature. Varanasi is 780 k.m. from New Delhi and can be reached from flight, train or bus from New Delhi.