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Uttar Pradesh Tour


The colour of ceiling at Prem Mandir, Vrindavan changes every few seconds
Vrindavan is around 12 km from Mathura and is among the holiest cities for Hindus. Though Lord Krishna was born in Mathura, he spent his childhood at Vrindavan and it was here that the stories of his divine nature became known. Krishna grew up in a community of cow herders, …Continue Reading →
Mathura city is known for colourful Holi celebrations
Mathura is popularly know as the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is around 50 km from Agra and 145 km from Delhi. For the Hindus, Mathura is among the holiest cities in India. It is also a temple city, and receives thousands of pilgrims each day. There are many places …Continue Reading →
buland-dBuland Darwaza, the 54 metre tall entrance at Fatehpur Sikriarwaza-fatehpur-sikri
We started off from Agra on a bright day, looking forward to visit the ancient city of the legendary ruler Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is around 37 km from Agra. I boarded a local bus from the Idgah bus stop, which took just a little more than an hour to reach …Continue Reading →
A horse with a carriage standing outside Agra Fort
    Agra fort dates back as early as the 11th century AD but the current structure was built by the Mughals. Agra fort is just 2.5 km from the most popular destination in India, Taj Mahal. It is often overshadowed by the most beloved monument. But a visit to …Continue Reading →
Mariam Tomb is around 9 km from Agra City
Mariam was the wife of great Mughal emperor Akbar and also gave birth to another Mughal emperor Jahangir. Her tomb is around 9 km from Agra City and around 1 km from Akbar’s Tomb along the Agra to Delhi Highway.       Mariam’s Tomb is just near the road …Continue Reading →
Main entrance to the Tomb of Akbar
zz   f Akbar’s Tomb is on the outskirts of Agra, 8km from from Agra on the Agra to Delhi highway. The tomb is aesthetically pleasing to watch and is indeed one of the most beautiful tombs along with Taj Mahal and Humayun’s Tomb. The only setback is the distance …Continue Reading →
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah at Agra
        The Tomb belongs to Nur Jahan’s father and grandfather of Mumtaz Mahal. It was commissioned by Nur Jahan the powerful wife of Jahangir and built between 1622 and 1628. The tomb is also noted for its resemblance to Taj mahal. The locals simply know it as …Continue Reading →
Akbar's tomb at Agra
This is my third visit to Agra. On my previous two visits I had made shorter trips. At one time I left Delhi around 5 a.m. and came back around 9 p.m. When you travel by bus it normally takes 6-7 hours. But the second time, I took the Yamuna …Continue Reading →
Main street at Taj Ganj has cafes, restaurants and hotels on both sides
Taj Ganj is the closest settlement near Taj Mahal. In fact it comes to few metres along the walls of Taj Mahal; too close for comfort. Taj Ganj is a popular tourist destination. There’s a good blend of foreigners and locals.   The South Gate or Sirhi Darwaza was just …Continue Reading →
View of Taj Mahal just before sundown
  The Taj Mahal is more than just a tomb. It is a complex set of buildings designed meticulously for various purposes. Historians and poets of Shah Jahan have made clear that Taj Mahal was built as a replica of Mumtaz Mahal’s home in paradise.   For such a colossal …Continue Reading →