Historical Allure:  India’s Beautiful Historical Sites and What They Can Teach Your Family

Historical Allure:  India’s Beautiful Historical Sites and What They Can Teach Your Family

Ahhh! Agra boasts the history of India in its beautiful historical sites and its culture on its colorful streets. A short trip from the nation’s capital at New Delhi, the ancient city Agra dates to 1054.

Temperature-friendly throughout the winter months, Agra is family-friendly educational experience at any time. A stay at The City of Love’s 5-star Marriott Courtyard Agra puts you at the center of color, taste, and history.

India’s Beautiful Historical Sites

Fatehpur Skiri sits 30 miles from Agra, a red sandstone city that disappears in the sunset and sunrise sky. A fortified wall surrounds the turrets and domes of the city created by a Mughal Emperor. Magnificent architecture marks the Imperial Palace, the Grand Mosque, and the marble tomb the great Sufi Saint Salim Chisti.

Agra Fort dates to the 16th-century. Its red sandstone walls stretch over 1.5-miles enclosing the Imperial City of the Mughal rulers.

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Inside the walls, palaces in red sandstone or white marble compete for your attention. The Sheesh Mahal or “Glass Palace” was a dressing room covered with mirror mosaics. The Diwan-i-Am once held the famed Peacock Throne. The Anguri Bagh has 85 geometrically landscaped gardens. And, much more.

Taj Mahal puts Love into the” City of Love.” One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj provides a sensual experience and splendid memory of all who tour.

An architectural and poetic masterpiece, the Taj Mahal is a tribute built by Shah Jahan in memory of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal who died after bearing his fourteenth child. After grieving for two years, the King started work on the fabulous tribute to his wife.

Pink, white, and opalescent, the Queen’s tomb has a delicate look and feel reflected in a long pool with fountains and lush gardens.

More to do in Agra

If the kids get tired of tombs and history, they’ll enjoy Dolphin Water World, a combination water park, amusement park, and food plaza. Thrilling water slides, carousels, and beautiful gardens make a refreshing cool break.

Keoladeo National Park, a World Heritage Site, attracts migratory birds and tourists throughout the winter season. Once the hunting grounds for Maharajahs and British viceroys, the grounds also protect the native flora and fauna.

Of course, the Courtyard Agra has a swimming pool and a children’s play area, but you might be able to slip into the Onyx Bar for a drink or the elegant Anise for a fine Indian cuisine.

The historical allure of India’s beautiful historical sites does not hide the real wealth of India that lies in its colorful, fragrant, and bustling streets and markets. Flowers, spices, coffees, and music all view for your attention. You can expect to do a lot of walking at Agra attractions, so you might check you’re your hotel concierge to schedule consider tours that might include historical sites as well as shopping and dining breaks along the way.

You and the family will find Agra something to write home about!

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