Greetings from city of love!
This is the first chapter of our road trip to Agra. It was a very spontaneous decision. Since we live in Delhi, Agra is merely 3 Hours away from us. When I saw the weather forecast of that week we knew it was time to hit the road. But we were fooled by the weather forecast obviously. But nevermind, we had a lovely short trip to this beautiful city we call Agra. Best way to reach there is by road through Yamuna Expressway. The highway is so amazing and smooth that you feel like your car is just gliding through air. And if you are a pro driver than what can I say, you may have one of the best drive of your life.
Most tourists leave for Agra early in the morning, visit Taj Mahal and come back by evening. But we were not in a hurry. We stayed there a night and saw this magnificent Agra Fort first. Home for the Mughals. We were truly mesmerized by the architecture of the fort. All the carving, the inlay work, construction of arches and windows, everything was astonishing. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes there because its very huge and you have to walk endlessly to see every nook and corner of the fort. The fort has a marvelous view of one of the wonders of world, Taj Mahal. It is said that Shah Jahan, at the end of his life was captured and restrained by his son Aurangzeb in the fort and died in Muasamman Burj, a tower with a marble balcony with a view of the Taj Mahal.
It was very humid and hot, so quickly we searched for a hotel. Hotel Atithi gave us a really good deal for the room and it had a pool too. It was perfect for budget tourists like us. So after checking in, we were in the pool in no time. And to our amazement it rained after that! Gods way to mock us I guess. Anyways, we enjoyed the rain as well.
Locals of Agra told us about a very popular eating joint there, Mama Chicken. It was a take away joint, Mughlai cuisine mostly. Food was scrumptious and quantity was also good. One thing I like about food joints like this that they live upto there authenticity. Locals told us that the cooks of Mama Chicken Joint was offspring of the actual Mughal cooks who worked in the Fort at the time of Mughal Empire. Well, I don’t know how much truth is there in this story but one thing I’m sure that the food was actual authentic Mughlai Cuisine. Don’t forget to try it!
So this is the First chapter of our trip. We will post a detailed outfit post for this day soon. Keep looking! Till then have a great day!