Agra Fort at Night
Few forts in the world have a more fascinating story to tell than the Great Fort of Agra. Situated 1 km upstream of the Taj Mahal, on the right bank of the Yamuna, the Agra fort was built under the direction of Akbar, the third emperor of Mughal dynasty. The tour would drive across the fort while our guides narrate some of the architectural marvels of the fort along with its deep significance on the pages of Mughal History.
Stretchy Yamuna Bridge
Agra is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. A two tier bridge, it has a railway track on the first tier and a road on the bottom tier which makes it useful for both rail and road transportation. The bridge has a great view of the popular monument in Agra – Itmad uddaulah, also known as the Baby Taj.
The word Dhobi is derived from the Hindi word dhona, which means to wash. Dhobi Ghat (Yamuna Kinara) is a well-known open air laundromat where washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Agra’s Hotels, Corporate Offices and Households.
In the tour, we have a look at the Dhobi Ghaat from our car as it is not functional during night.
Kali is the fearful and ferocious form of the mother goddess. As the legend goes, in one of the battles with evil forces, Kali was so much involved in the killing spree that she got carried away and began destroying everything in sight. To stop her, Lord Shiva threw himself under her feet. Shocked at this sight, Kali stuck out her tongue in astonishment, and put an end to her homicidal rampage. Hence the common image of Kali shows her in her mêlée mood, standing with one foot on Shiva's chest, with her enormous tongue stuck out.
Gurudwara Haathi Ghaat
The gurudwara at HaathiGhat shall give you a taste of Sikhism and the harmony in which the many different religions in India prevail together. HaathiGhat or Elephant Gate gets its name from the washing of elephants at the banks of the river Yamuna that used to take place during the Mughal rule.
Tirupathi Balaji Temple
This beautiful and serene temple of Tirupathi Balaji is situated in the heart of the city. The temple has the main three idols of Maha Lakshmi, Maha Vishnu & Goddess Padmavati. The anniversary of the temple is called the Kalyanotsav when the prayers are held all day long and all the idols are washed 108 times with Ganga Jal (Water of the holy river Ganges).