Agra, perched on the large bend in the sacred Yamuna River, is situated at 363 kilometers distance from the state of Lucknow. The city is popularly known as the cherished abode of the love memorial, ‘Taj Mahal’-one of the 7 wonders of the world and a fair dash of the fascinating tombs and mausoleums most of which are the UNESCO world heritage sites. Over the centuries, the city is invaded and occupied by the series of rulers and kingdoms namely, Lodhi dynasty, Mughals, Jats, Marathas and the British. That is why the city is generously soaked in the historical magnificence and beauty.
Theology and Culture
Just like any Indian city, Agra too belongs to the people of assorted faiths, cultures, castes and beliefs. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christians and others live in concert and peace. However, because of the closeness to the holy cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, the Agra culture is very much influenced by the Brij culture and Lord Krishna, along with the customs of Mughals who were long in power. Hindi is the crucial language along with the other spoken languages like Urdu, Brijbhasa, and English. Taj Mahotsav, Bateshwar Fair, Kailash Fair and others are held here in full splendor. Besides, Agra is popular for delving in the delectable flavors of lip-smacking Mughlai cuisines and desserts. Anyone in Agra cannot help but buy the amazing leather goods, carpets, zari wear, stone and sculpture, gold and silver jewellery, and other handicrafts.
Markets And Shopping Complexes
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