Agra is a city that conjures thoughts of romance, architectural genius and above all the mesmerising beauty of the Taj Mahal. The city, which is a famous weekend getaway from Delhi, offers a glimpse into the golden era of Mughal rule in India. Offering a range of beautiful monuments to gaze at, Agra has something on offer for travellers of all budgets and tastes.
Meandering lanes, the smell of local delicacies all set against the backdrop of a regal past, make Agra the perfect holiday destination in India for local and foreign tourists. During your stay in Agra, make sure you stay at the Crystal Sarovar Premiere, which is touted to be one of the best hotels in Agra.
Experience the hospitality of Agra with Sarovar hotels, and to make your stay even more fun, ,we bring to you the top 5 must visit attractions of Agra
At the top of the list is definitely the Taj Mahal. A mausoleum built by emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Noor Jahan, the Taj Mahal is known for its architectural genius and its subtle beauty. Made entirely of marble, the imposing structure overlooks scenic gardens and has become a popular attraction for tourists across the world. Honeymoon couples often flock to the Taj Mahal to witness the eternal beauty of love.The monument is not merely known for its exterior beauty, but also has a rich history which is narrated by one of the many local guides who surround the area. No visit to Agra is ever complete without a trip to this enchanting monument dedicated to love.
The Mughals were not just artisans but were also warriors, and Agra Fort stands testimony to the military prowess of the Mughals. Initially commissioned by Emperor Akbar, the red sandstone fort was later transformed into a palace by Shah Jahan. Tourists can gaza at several iconic structures including the Shish Mahal (Palace Of Mirrors), Diwaan-e-Aam (Palace of general audience) and Diwan-e-khaas (Palace of private audience). Each structure has unique elements which bring out new facets of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort is a must visit, as it not just a fortress but has many more mesmerising structures nestled within the fort.
Agra is not just a land of imposing monuments, but also of well-landscaped gardens and courtyards and Mehtab Bagh is one such attraction. Located right opposite the Taj Mahal, the four-garden complex is a beautiful attraction that boasts of rich greenery and vibrant flowers. Most importantly, this famed garden is known for offering a panoramic view of the Taj Mahal and is considered a photographer’s delight. Walk through these lawns during sunset, and watch the sun cast an ethereal glow on the marble structure.
Take a trip down the bylanes of Agra, as they were a century ago.No, you don’t need a time machine, all you need is to head to Kinari Bazar - the quintessential shopping destination for localites and tourists. Do not be deceived by the narrow lanes of the bazaar, as it is here that the true treasure of Agra lie. Walk through the small shops and you can see an array of artefacts on display, including the famed marble of the city. Jewellery, apparel, shoes, bags, handicrafts - you name it, and these shops will have it. So, sharpen your bargaining skills as you head to the best shopping spot in Agra.
The main city of Agra holds many attractions within its lanes, but for those seeking a unique experience, away from the bustle of the city, should head to Korai Village. A one-of-a-kind vacation experience, Korai village is home to the Kalandhar tribe who lead simple lives which holds remnants of village as it was in the previous centuries. The village has become a cultural spot and foreign nationals can head here to learn more about the lifestyle of the people, their clothing and food. This burgeoning growth of tourists has had a positive impact on the livelihoods of these villagers, who have turned into local guides. Korai Village is one of the few settlements that can boast of retaining an old way of life, making it a must-visit during your visit to Agra.
Explore the grandeur of Agra, as you stay at one of the best hotels on Fatehabad Road - Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra. Offering exquisite rooms, this Agra hotel is bound to enhance your stay and make you want to come back for me. What’s more? A wide range of facilities including free Wi-Fi, gym, travel desk, swimming pool, kids activity zone and business centre are all made available to guests staying at Crystal Sarovar Premiere.
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Choose Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra, to enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience with family and friends and we assure you that you will experience the best of hospitality and comfort during your stay with us.