When you have palatably appreciated and visited the Taj Mahal and some other remarkable historic points in the rustic city of Agra, you can take an extra mile, or two, or maybe some more, to a couple of destinations around the city. Agra gives its visitors a fascinating understanding into Indian history and society and some of the spots around it are generally as glorious as Agra, or perhaps even more! So this time don’t just come back with a miniature of the Taj in hand, rather come back with some memories of the getaways that you visited around.
Agra is full of relics and historical landmarks that won’t let you budge from the city easily. In fact if you go for the Agra tour packages, then the experience is merrier and more insightful. But wait, we are not just looking at the magnificence of the Taj Nagri, but are even curious to tour the places around which might or might not have a link with this very city, but promise you with truckloads of intriguing information and of course, some stunning pictures to take back home. Ready?
Jaipur is a champion amongst the most splendid, vivacious, enchantingly great and prestigious destinations in the world for tourists, situated in the imperial Rajasthan. The desert capital of Jaipur, noticeably referred to as the Pink City, charms visitors from every niche and corner of the world with its stunningly brilliant landmarks that have stood the test of times. The most well known Jaipur attractions are royal residences, of which some today stand as heritage hotels and others have some hidden secrets and mysteries enshrouded within. Then there are forts, with luxuriously planned architectural designs that serve as astonishing evidences of the rich social legacy of this state and its rulers.
Known as the Bird Paradise of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is 50 km toward the west of Agra. It was the capital of the regal Bharatpur state. Since it falls inside the Golden Triangle circuit, the approach to Bharatpur is pretty easy and straight. So when you are in Bharatpur, do visit the Deeg Palace which is known for its astonishing water palaces, wellsprings and gardens. Additionally, the most alluring spot of Bharatpur, the Keoladeo Ghana National Park definitely requires a visit to give that perfect finish to your trip to Bharatpur. All the wildlife lovers, Bharatpur is your haven!
Gwalior is a vital city of Madhya Pradesh and attracts thousands of travellers from all over the world. It is around 122 km from Agra. Spending a weekend in this city will be a phenomenal experience. The city is home to a couple of historical landmarks, temples and some enchanting royal residences. The most attractive spot of Gwalior is it’s namesake fort. Apart from the said, there are some other attractions in the city as well that will spellbind you to the core. These are: the Surya Temple, Jai Vilas Mahal, Phool Bagh, Suraj Kund, Hathi Pool, Man Mandir Palace, etc.
Despite the fact that Tonk is not a standard tourist spot in Rajasthan, yet irrefutably deserves a visit. Once under the aegis of the Afghani pathans, the town has a variety of palaces that are a fine exhibition of the wealth and the impact of its proprietors who drove the town. Enhancing the splendor of these old manors are the structures that were worked in the midst of the British Raj when Tonk served as the main administrative spot for the British. The two most alluring structures in Tonk that deserve a keen eye are the Jama Masjid and the Sunehri Kothi.
Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, is the native place of Lord Krishna and is known for its lifestyle and legacy that revolves around the great Hindu deity. Much associated with the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Krishna is said to have spent his childhood and pubescence in Braj. The ghats and the tranquil banks of the river Yamuna give Mathura a peaceful and dreamlike vibe.
So if the Agra tour packages aren’t enough to curb your hunger for exploring something unconventional, then these getaways from the city surely will. Happy snapping, and enjoy your trip; rather, extended trip!