The "Agra City Heritage Walk" is designed in consultation of prominent Historians & Academicians of Agra, which takes you on a 90 minutes exploration of Agra's built heritage with an accomplished interpreter. The Heritage Walk unveils the experience of laying the foundation stone of Akbarabad, the than Mughal Capital till its present layout. Agra claims its rise to a global tourist destination to mighty Mughals, who in 1565 proclaimed Agra as their capital. This unknown town of little importance, on the banks of the holy river Yamuna grew, as an architectural paradise, an epitome of political activity and a buzzling trading centre under Mughals. Akbar's Agra politically dominated the subcontinent till it fell into decline under his great-grandson Aurangzeb but continued to function as a business hub even under colonial times. Now a days, city of Agra is a kaleidoscope of India, where multiple faiths, religions, Castes and ethnic communities co-exist in harmony. The natives of Agra still enjoy integration of their inherited cultural traditions in their way of life while they celebrate festivals and fairs. City of Agra represents a synthesis of rural & urban inhabitants wherein people have landed in search of making a decent living. Agra's bazaars are flowing with pungent spices, seasonal fruits, fresh vegetables, colourful fabrics, jewellery, textiles etc. allowing you to take an insight into the life of its people. The best way to enjoy the real Agra is to embark on to the Agra City Heritage Walk which takes you on a live extension of life uninterrupted in Agra.
The Walk begins from the majestic Jama Maszid, only from here you can mingle in the crowds & begin to experience down town Agra, Walk & visit the Silver Lingam of Mankameshwar Mahadev Temple, taking winding streets selling articles used for embellishment of brass & silver idols of divine figures, taking glimpses of ornate & decorated facades of havelis in the Spice Market of Rawat Para where the street has fragrance of spices in the air - turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, bay-leaf and several more, the walk guides into Chitti Khana. The heritage trail further moves towards the Namak Ki Mandi, where artisans hammer Gold & Silver in continuity to make Foils of Gold & Silver for medicinal use in Ayurveda & than arrive at Akbari Mosque taking a tiny stairway to connect to the 16th Century lane of Kinari Bazaar. You may notice women haggle over the price of bangles and sarees. One wonders that how heritage has integrated itself into the spirit & soul of Agra as one walks through such lively lanes of by-gone days.
Our heritage & cultural interpreters, who are part of our Team are not only caring, skilled, experienced & well-groomed but also who usher our guests untiringly when one decide to embark on Agra City Heritage Walk. Our Guide explains you about Mosques, Temples, Havelis & life unexplored as you walk through busy streets of down town Agra & also providing you free time to capture an exclusive photo opportunity in order to make your experience everlasting.
You may choose to board a Traditionally decorated Mughal transport - a Tonga, either a Bicycle Rickshaw or a Tuk-Tuk to arrive at the Starting Point from Agra Fort parking to begin your 90 minute walking expedition.
You may register for Agra City Heritage Walk on the below address:-
Sanskriti Vacations (India) Pvt. Ltd.
SF - 196A, Parsvnath Panchvati,Taj Nagari Phase - II,
Fatehabad Road, Agra - 282001, India
Direct: +91 5622230117,
Fax: +91 5622230144,
Mobile : +91 9837030805,
Email: [email protected]
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