Agra is the city that offers a great discovery of a beautiful era. This city has a very rich history. Agra has its history reflects in the number of beautiful monuments present in and all around the city.
Agra was cited for the first time in Mahabharata as 'Agravana' in Sanskrit which means paradise. There was a very famous geographer in the second century A.D., 'Ptolemy', who named 'Agravana' as Agra for the first time. But it was Sikandar Lodi who founded the Modern Agra, in the 16th century. He ruled the Lodi dynasty.
Agra lies on the bank of Yamuna River and in the western part of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is most famous for the very beautiful and incredibly wonderful Taj Mahal. People from all around the world visit Agra for having a glance at the gorgeous Taj Mahal.
There are Taj Mahal full moon viewing tour packages also available. Agra has many other fascinating things to see like the mausoleums and tombs to explore. The lavish craft, like the Pietra Dura work, leather goods, rugs, and the very delicious petha, which is a famous sweet. The city caters very well for all the foodies and shopaholics.
The history behind majestic Taj Mahal-
Rudyard Kipling said “The embodiment of all things pure” on the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Taj is undoubtedly a sheer epitome of beauty. It is such an immortal poem made in white marble.
It is the finest epitome of the love of an emperor for the love of his life his Queen. The Taj Mahal is located on the bank of Yamuna, and it was built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He built the monument in memory of his very beloved wife, and also in 1631, he made the Mumtaz Mahal.
The Queen, died while giving birth to the Emperor’s child and her last wish was she asked her husband to build such a tomb for her which the world had never seen before. It took more than 17years and 22000 workers and also 1000 elephants for building the beautiful mausoleum.
Reasons why people visit Taj Mahal-
The Taj Mahal is one of the three world heritage sites in India. The monument is set in a serene Mughal Garden which stands on a marble raised platform. And has its back towards the river Yamuna.
Four sides are showing the perfect symmetry and also feature impressive vaulted arches that are embellished with the scrollwork of Pietra Dura, and in calligraphy, some verses from the Quran are also available using the inland jasper.
Most of the foreign tourists and photographers visit the Taj Mahal for capturing the alluring beauty of this monument. Taj Mahal is the greatest architectural masterpiece. It leaves all its onlookers mesmerized because of its immortal beauty.
Taj Mahal full moon viewing tour packages-
There is some amazing night time tour of Taj Mahal is also available, which is are the Taj Mahal fullmoon viewing tour packages.
But this is only available for five days in one month. One on the full moon night, two of the nights before full moon and then two nights right after full moon.
Finally when you are planning to visit Agra make sure you choose such a travel company which provides you with the best package. You can also choose the Taj Mahal fullmoon viewing tour packages. Choose packages which also include other accommodations like rail and air ticketing, facilities of car rental, a guide, etc.
Check all these factors before choosing any tour packages.