After all the rituals and ceremonies that are enjoyed in big-fat India weddings as well as marriage ceremony in different countries, the first thing that increase your excitement is the honeymoon tour – the most awaited time in a married-to-be-couples’ lives that they want to enjoy in the most memorable and best way of their lives. Selection of the right and economical honeymoon packages is always required. Choosing the right honeymoon destinations in India is an important decision to make as it depends on various things and choice of your lovebird and you.
If you are planning to explore wonderful and most romantic honeymoon destination in India, then Agra is the best option for you – called as the City of Tajmahal. What can be more exciting and romantic then making a trip to the city of Romance where epitome of love is available to keep you enticed.
A Short Note about Agra
Agra is a historical city that was the capital of Mughal Empire at the time of famous ruler the Great Akbar. It’s well-evidence can be seen in the presence of many historical monuments that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will see marketplaces that are from the time of Mughal Era and people who are still enjoying their life according to that time. Being one of the largest cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra also holds an importance for having connectivity to different main cities to the capital of India through National Highways.
Main Attractions in Agra to See
There are many wonderful and ancient attractions in Agra that are sure to add in your dream list of exploring the main attractions. Some of them are the following:
Taj Mahal – The Epitome of Love and One of the Seven Wonders of World
Among some of the top attractions, name of Tajmahal comes on the top. Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Tajmahal is the epitome of love that always draws attention of tourists from across the world and persuades them to plan a trip again and again. This white marble structure is very huge and built by famous Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. Situated on the bank of River Yamuna, it looks amazing that can keep you to say Wow for more time. It is approx 5 km from Agra Cantt Railway Station and Airport.
Agra Fort – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Agra Fort is at the distance of 1.5 km from Tajmahal. The major part of this fort is in the command of Indian Army. You can see the amazing view of River Yamuna and Tajmahal from this fort that will surely surprise you. It is very large and its main gate is also very big at Fatehabad Road. It is 4 km from Agra Cantt and the main ancient marketplaces are very close to this fort.
Called as the Mini Tajmahal, Et-Mad-Ud-Daulah is a wonderful place to see. It is also a UNESCO World-Heritage Site on the opposite site of Tajmahal. You can reach there by crossing the bridge over Yamuna River.
Jama Masjid – One of the Largest Mosques in India
Jama Masjid is at the central point of main market that is approx one km from Agra Fort. This mosque is counted as one of the largest mosques in India where thousands of devotees can participate in Namaz. This red stone structure is amazing and looks like a fort.
Sikandra – Historical Importance
The beautiful place is approx 12 km from Tajmahal on Agra-Mathura Road or National Highway 2. It is the burial place of Mughal Emperor – Akbar – the Great. You will also see apes here. The beautiful place has rich greenery and beauty of ancient time.
In addition to the aforementioned main attractions, there are also a number of other pleasant places that you will see here like Dayalbagh, Rambagh, Murium’s Tomb and different others.
Chambal Safari – the Ideal Place for Adventure
Once the haven for Baghis or Docket or Dakus, Chambal Safari has become the adventure tour destination in last couple of years! Lush greenery and jungles, crystal clear water flowing in River Chambal and small mountain ranges are making it an ideal place to see that is fully safe now. In addition to this, it has become a sanctuary for Ghariyals and crocodiles – a project to save these reptiles and water creatures. Rural area in the surrounding of Chambal River is wonderful to provide you the amazing view of inner part of India.
Hotels in Agra
There are various 5-Star to budget hotels in Agra that are sure to make your holidays full of fun. Some of the top hotels are Jaypee Palace, Mughal Sheraton, Amar Villas from The Oberoi, Wyndham Grand (Taj Orient), The Gateway, Holiday Inn, The Haward Park Plaza and various others. You can also find B&B options and various guest houses to accommodate. You will also get various food options here.
How to Reach Agra?
By Air: Nearest airport is in Delhi – named Indira Gandhi International Airport. However, proposed airport is all set to open its wings soon in Agra. You can take a taxi or bus from Delhi to Reach Agra.
By Train: There are regular trains from Delhi to reach Agra. You can also get trains from different cities that are well-connected to Agra Cantt Railway Station. Agra Fort is another railway station.
By Road: Agra Delhi Highway or National Highway 2, Yamuna Express Way – India’s first Expressway are two main options to reach Agra from Delhi or northern part of India within 2-3 hours. National Highway 11 and National Highway 3 are also two main options connecting Agra to rest of the country.
There is a lot more to explore here that is sure to make your dream come true. Now, what all you have to do is simply choose the right tour package, go through the details, and enjoy the real fun of your holidays. You have to find the right travel agency that has been offering Agra honeymoon tour packages. Not to mention Golden Triangle tour packages that are offered to cover Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.