A Weekend Getaway From New Delhi To Agra
Delhi is the best place to start your tour of India if you are a tourist and also the best accessible state to go anywhere in India. Living in close proximity with some of the best tourist destinations in India, this article talks about a beautiful weekend getaway to Agra from Delhi.
The first thought that comes to the tourists mind on landing at Delhi is to tour the whole city. The historical sites around the city see a bunch of unfamiliar foreign faces every day and by night the pubs and resto bars see a good number of tourists, especially the ones with a foreign touch. For instance, a German pub In GK area or an English pub in Hauz khas sees a huge number of tourists mostly of that country. But after a few days of exploring the city, they feel the need to venture out and branch out to the other destinations they came to see and the first place they travel to is Agra.
Agra is one of the most popular tourist spots in India, especially amongst the tourists. People from far and wide visit India and have the Taj Mahal at the top of their list of places to go. Not only the tourists, Agra is also a very convenient weekend getaway for people in Delhi. Delhi to Agra cabs are easily available and at a distance of about 200 km, you can easily reach this city of immense historical importance and monumental beauty in under 3 hours.
Although the main attraction of the city is the Taj Mahal, Agra has many other monuments and historical sites which are worth more than a sightseeing glance. Visit all these places and explore the interiors of these forts, palaces and monuments and learn about the backstory which led to the building of these monuments. Agra is a city mentioned back from the period of Mahabharata. It was regarded as an abode of the Aryans and the monuments we see standing today are the architectural brilliance of the Mughals who built it during their rule. Agra was the canvas for these Kings who painted the land with these architectural work of art each built with a meaning, purpose or symbol behind it.
Once Agra has been thoroughly explored during the weekend, you can head back to Delhi and plan out on your next trip if you are a tourist, or go back home if your are from Delhi. For the tourists, there is no better way than being in Delhi to get a flight to branch out to any of the cities you wish to explore. With one of the biggest and the busiest airports in India, it not only caters to major cities in India and International airlines, you can also get a flight to the not so popular destinations, like, you could flight from Delhi to Chandigarh or many other smaller cities and towns.