Looking for a weekend gateway? Visit Jaipur and Agra, two of the culturally rich states of India.
Jaipur: Homeland of Historical Places
There are umpteen reasons to explore the “Pink City”; Jaipur. The place is blindingly colorful and is a perfect example of historical treasure land.
There are numerous jewels in the crown of Jaipur in the form of forts and palaces. Located in the heart and soul of the Pink City is the Hawa Mahal. Also called the Palace of Winds, it is a striking marvel of the Indian architectural history. The place ensures a panoramic view of Jaipur from the very top. This 5 storey sandstone structure has been constructed in such a way that cool wind breezes through it, no matter what the weather is.
Apart from this, there are numerous other tourist attractions which showcase the regal legacy of Jaipur. The Amber Fort, for example, is distinguished for its combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture and is a pride of Jaipur. It’s a must visit spot for your photography session.
The City Palace will mesmerize you by the stunning view of the Pink city and leave you spellbound by the rich historical past of Rajputs.
Explore Jantar Mantar to witness the perfect fusion of astronomical intelligence with the typical heritage of Rajasthan.
And not to miss the ultimate Jal Mahal adorned with beautiful design and architecture. Build amidst the Mansagar Lake, it’s an ideal place for a leisure time.
Drowned in the rich art and cultural ambience, Jaipur will amaze you with startling handicrafts and antique items. Whether it’s the mirror clad clothes, glittering bangles, colorful mojaris or traditional jewellery, reasons for shopping in Jaipur will never fall short. Do not forget to shake a leg or two on the beats of their folk music.
Famed as a land of foodies, the Pink City has so many mouthwatering options for your taste palate, be it Khulad lassi, Dahi bade, samosas or ghewar. These lip smacking dishes will leave you asking for more.
Agra: The Taj Nagari and its Breathtaking Monuments
Surrounded by various heritage sites and historical monuments, Agra can be seen as a flower attracting numerous tourists all year round.
It is home to the famous Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the ultimate symbol of love; this white marble structure is an absolute delight!
Build around 16th century, the massive red – sandstone fortress, Agra Fort is steeped in history and enfolds various stories.
Inscribed in the UNESCO world heritage list, Fatehpur Sikri; is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture & also offers an enchanting view of the tallest gateway in India.
Trip to Agra is incomplete without the exploration of Mathura, a devotional hub for travel enthusiasts. What’s more appealing is the calling of Radhe Radhe from each and every living being there.
Marketplace & food
There is more to Agra apart from the forts and palaces- like the bustling market of Sadar Bazaar and various other market places. Shopaholics can indulge in guilt free buying of artifacts and souvenirs to take some treasure back home.
Do treat your taste buds with the translucent and famous sweet local delicacy, petha in varied colors and flavours. Also not to miss is the royal Mughlai cuisines and street food options in Agra.
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