Duration : 1 Day
Destination : Agra Sightseeing and etc
Agra is a well-known tourist place flanked by tourists from far and wide. Besides the Taj Mahal there are several other places to see and visit in Agra. The rich culture and heritage of Agra can best be explored in Heritage Walk Agra. Heritage Walk Tour offers you an amazing opportunity to bask in the beauty of Agra from varied angles. In this tour, the tour representative you will embark on a rickshaw ride to different tourist sites in Agra. The electric rickshaw will take you through the narrow lanes without any problem.
You will begin your Heritage Walk Tour of Agra with visit to Agra Fort. Agra Fort is a huge red sandstone fort which is spread across area of 94 acres. It was residence of Mughals till 1638.
After Agra Fort, you will be taken by the tour representative to Jama Masjid which is located right opposite. Built by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan this is one of the largest mosques built by Mughals.
Another popular tourist spot which is covered in Heritage Walk is Tomb of Itimad-ud Daulah also known as "Baby Taj". The construction of this mausoleum began in 1622. It is also described as "jewel box" because of its beauty.
This is made out of one single stone. It is located on banks of River Yamuna and offers lovely view of both Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. When Humayun ascended the throne he got Jantar Manatar built to study the constellations. The remains of Jantar Mantar are referred to as Gyarah Sidi and this forma an integral part of Heritage Walk.
This is a very temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. From here you will proceed towards Kinari Bazar also referred to as jeweler's market.
This is a very old busy shopping area which consists of numerous narrow lanes. You will get lots of things here such as jewelry, handicraft items, fabrics, , spices, street food, etc. It is one of the most visited spots of the walking tour.
After Kinari Bazar the next spot is Manka Meshwar temple. This an ancient temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shivalinga which is you see here is considered to be incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Then you will head to the Spice market. It is popularly referred as Rawatpara. The best spices across the country are available here. Be ready to use your bargaining skills here. Never venture alone anywhere as it can be detrimental to your safety. Keep all your valuable items close by. Do not get into conversation with hawkers and peddlers on the road. Avoid clicking pictures as this can be seen as offensive.
The final stop of Heritage Walk Tour is the breathtakingly beautiful Taj Mahal. This lovely monument is the main reason why people visit Agra. You have to pay entry ticket to enter the Taj. This pristine white monument built in marble looks exceedingly beautiful at sunset. This is the end of your Heritage Walk Tour of Agra. Though most of the people cover all these places by foot, if you get tired you can hire a rickshaw. Rickshaw ride is quite exciting. In the end of the Heritage Walk tour, the tour executive will take you in a prepaid taxi to your hotel from where you will go ahead with your onward journey.