Along the banks of the Yamuna River one can find Agra or Agravana as the ancient sanskrit tells. This city was founded in the 16th Century by Sultan Sikandar of the Lodi Dynasty and was the capital of the Delhi sultanate. Agra is located in north western Indian in the Uttar Pradesh region alongside Delhi. After your arrival in Delhi it is imperative to begin your adventure of second step in the completion of the Golden Triangle in India by embarking by car preferably to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and then onto Rajasthan and its majesty of colorful cities. Agra may not be the most beautiful of places but it does hold India’s most precious jewel, The Taj Mahal.
DO. THE taj Mahal
Created in 1653 by the Mughal Emperor and self-proclaimed "King of the World", Shah Jahan built the Taj as a tomb for his “favorite” wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is needless to say that this wonder of the world is one of our “favorites” on the Unesco World Heritage Site list. The tomb is made of marble from Makrana in Rajasthan, the jasper hails from the Punjab region and the jade and crystal from China. Some say it took over 1,000 elephants carrying these materials in order to complete the structure.
As there anywhere from 50,000 to 70,000 tourists per day wandering the site, it is best to arrive at the Taj just before daybreak and wait on line so you are the first to enter. If you walk quickly enough you can actually experience the reflections, the marble and the promenade down to tomb with the sense of peace powerful it was meant for.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN VIA
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DO. FATEHPUR SIKRI ON THE WAY TO JAIPUR
The City of Victory or Fatehpur Sikri an exquisite city built in the 16th Century by Emperor Akbar. After the flood of people in the Taj Mahal, this is a welcomed relief and in my opinion a more actual introduction to India. The wide open courtyard to wander after an exceedingly steep stairwell, deems a sweet silence that India that may be the last you hear on this exploration to one of the most sensory countries in the world. Take your time here, there is one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid, as well as temples and elegant structures. Divide in your time in and outside the walls and do not forget to walk to the back of the building to see the view of the greenery beyond.