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Best Agra Travel Videos

Agra is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and is visited frequently by travellers from different corners of the world. The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world, is a major attraction in Agra. Everyone knows about the city’s glorious history and its connection with Mughal Empire. So for a change, let’s talk about the vibrant culture and festivals of modern day Agra.

The cultural essence of Agra can be seen in the way people celebrate different kinds of colourful fairs and festivals. In the month of February, Taj Mahotsav-the ten days festival is organised in the city, where various fun-filled activities are held. Locals and tourists enjoy the traditional food, camel rides, folk dances and songs, celebrity performances, ghazal evenings and procession of bejeweled elephants and camels in the grand Mughal style. Visitors also indulge in shopping as there are stalls that sell handicrafts, inlay works, pottery, carpets, traditional jewellery, silk textiles, footwears and attractive gift items. The Bateshwar Fair and Kailash Fair are the other major festivals in Agra that attract a huge number of tourists during the winter and monsoon seasons respectively. Here is a wonderful footage of the Kathak (a form of dance) as performed in the Taj Mahotsav, shot by Devashish Bhattacharya.

Kathak Dance, Taj Mahotsav

Agra’s handmade attires, marble miniatures, wall hangings, leather goods and sandalwood items are much in demand among national and international tourists. Check out one of the Agra travel videos below shot from the lens of Wild Films India.

Marble Shop, Agra

Agra is a part of the famous Golden Triangle tourist route in India along with New Delhi and Jaipur. Nonetheless, Agra also encircles many other tourist destinations in India like Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Gwalior, Mathura and Vrindavan. Other than Taj Mahal, Agra Fort happens to be one of the major places to visit in Agra and is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Often called as the walled city, the history of Agra Fort dates back to the early 10th century during the reign of Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs. Later after the First Battle of Panipat, the Mughals captured it in the year 1526 and thereafter it was taken over by the British. The massive fort exhibits an impressive artwork reflecting the blending of Hindu and Islamic architecture. Let us have a look of the Agra Fort from Agra travel video shot by Manzur Moidunny.

Agra Fort

Approximately an hour drive from the city of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is another major attraction. It is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India that dates back to the 15th century during reign of Akbar, the 3rd Mughal Emperor. Fatehpur Sikri is considered as one of the best designed city of the Mughals and houses Jama Mosque, the tomb of Salim Chisti, palaces and public halls. The Buland Darwaza, a brilliant piece of architecture that is 54 m high, is one of the famous attractions in Fatehpur Sikri. Below here is one of the best Agra travel videos of Fatehpur Sikri from the mini cam of Jerome Ryan, an international traveller.

Fatehpur Sikri

It is considered that the reign of the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan (from 1628 to 1658) was the Golden Age of the Mughals and one of the most prosperous ages of Indian civilization. People from all around the world visit Agra because of the Taj Mahal that was built during Shah Jahan’s reign. Here is an informative footage about the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal

Being in Agra, everybody looks forward to staying in hotels that are closer to the Taj Mahal. Fatehabad Road in Agra is lined up with many hotels, be it budget hotels or luxury hotels. The Amar Yatri Niwas is one of the 3 star hotels in Agra that is located near the Taj Mahal. The Wyndham Grand on Fatehabad Road is one of the luxury hotels in Agra that offers 160 elegantly furnished rooms divided into categories like Deluxe Suite, Deluxe Room, Executive Room etc. Here is an exclusive footage of the Wyndham Grand hotel.

Wyndham Grand, Agra

Coming to food in Agra, one will surely get a chance to savour the unique Mughlai cuisine. From Kebab to Korma, Agra offers unique flavour of the Mughali food. Take a look at the Agra travel video below to know more about some lip-smacking Mughlai dishes.

Agra Cuisine

Music is another important part of Agra’s culture and one can often hear the local Qawalis, while touring the city. Have a look at Agra best travel videos below and enjoy the unique tune of the local Qawali.

Local Qawali By Swairik Das Edited by Anita Bhandari

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Taj Mahal
  • Altitude

    171 m
  • STD Code

    0562
  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code

    /282xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    None