Visit to historic sites in Agra
View of Taj
See the sunset view of Taj Mahal
During the Mughal period, Agra became a center of learning, arts, and commerce. This process led to glorious architecture, which encompasses both grand monuments like the Taj Mahal and Red Fort and various utilitarian and residential buildings of daily use. Sair's 4 km heritage walk will let you go through the lesser-known historical monuments of Taj Ganj. Taj Ganj was built at the South Gate of the Taj Mahal in the 17th century to house the Taj Mahal's builders. The community that resides in Taj Ganj are the direct descendants of those who built the Taj, and even after generations, they still proudly retain their Central Asian identities. Taj Ganj area is characterized by the built heritage of the Mughal as well as the intangible cultural heritage of crafts, cuisine, fairs, and festivals that are practiced even today. This trail passes through the Sandali Mosque, a monument built in remembrance of Khandari Begum, the first wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
Further, the walk covers Dargahs, Shrines, Elephant Gates, and Havelis built in the 17th century during Shah Jahan's rule. The houses and streets of the Taj Ganj are though overshadowed by the Taj Mahal but have high architectural value showing the brilliance of the Mughal period. The walk with the narrative of the history of Agra from our guide will help you relate to the Agra in the 17th century. Finally, listen to music by a local village band, at the end of the tour.
Duration: 2 hours
3:30 PM - Meet at Taj East Gate ShilpGram Parking
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Visit to Sandli Masjid
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Visit to Ban walon ki Bagchi
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - See the Dargah of the Guardians of Taj
4:15 PM- 4:30 PM - Visit to the famous elephant gate
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Visit an old majestic Haveli with a sunset view of the Taj Mahal
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Listen to a local village band
5:30 PM - End at Taj East Gate ShilpGram Parking
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM