Taj Mahal Tour with Haridwar and Rishikesh
Agra is city situated in Uttar Pradesh state of India. Agra is also famous as city of Taj Mahal. Agra is one of the biggest cities of Uttar Pradesh & one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Total population of Agra is around 1,746,467 as per 2011. Agra is located on the banks of River Yamuna. Agra is just 200 kms far from New Delhi. Agra is a showcase of glorious Mughal era. Agra is also known as city of Mughal Empire. Agra came into light in 1502. Agra is also former capital of Hindustan. The art & craft of the monuments of Agra is world famous. Agra was famous as Akbarabad in Mughal period. Thousands of tourists form India as well as from other countries visit Agra. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Places to visit in Agra: The Taj Mahal, The Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah s Tomb, Sikandra Mariam s Tomb & Chini Ka Rauza.
Taj Mahal: Agra is mainly famous for Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal King Shahjahan as a memorial for his wife Mumtaz. The Construction of Taj Mahal started in 1631 & ended in 1653 (22 years). More than 20,000 workers involved in this huge work of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is known as symbol of love.
Haridwar is city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state in India. Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar is an ancient city & it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.
Rishikesh is a small city to be found in the northern state of Uttarkhand in India and enjoys global fame as the worldwide capital of yoga and meditation. Positioned on the banks of River Ganges, Rishikesh is also the gateway to the Himalayas and offers massive natural beauty and majesty. This really spiritual town does boats a large number of temples that are placed against the beautiful backdrop of the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. There is a well-liked legend linked with the name of the town that states that when Rishi Raibhya did penance, God appeared before him in the name of Rishikesh and hence it got its name. While on one hand Rishikesh is a perfect destination for those looking to delve into their spiritual side amid the peaceful surroundings. Rishikesh is famous for Yoga & Meditation as well as Rafting, camping & Bungee Jumping. Rishikesh is just 245 kms far from Delhi. Rishikesh is beautiful city & widely popular in foreign visitors.