Agra has become almost a synonym of the iconic Taj. The city with most tourist footfall across India has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and of course the Taj mahal. The city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural exemplars of the Mughals.
History of Agra is lavishly evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is mostly connected with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra.
Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also dwelled for some time in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj, the seventh wonder of the World.
But Agra is not only about those majestic monuments. On the discorded streets of Agra lives the history of colourful centuries. Carrying the legacy, marble stone painting and inlays are still matchless. Food is Agra is a fusion of various cultures.
We at Born2C attempt to take you beyond those magnificent masterpieces. Our programs in Agra are colourful stories about the rich legacy of Lodhis, Mughals, Marathas and even the British’s.
Taj Mahotsav is an invocation of memories of the old Mughal Era and the grand Nawabi style that are still accustomed in northern India. The festival starts with a road procession with decorated elephants and camels like victory processions of Mughal Emperors and warlords. Drum beaters, trumpet players, folk dancers, skilled crafts men and artisans also join the procession. Artists from all over India come here to display their art and craftmanship.
This program tours you in this grand annual carnival that started in the year 1992, and since then have gradually become one of the most awaited cultural extravaganza of India.
Of course we will visit the magnificent Taj, and the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri.
In addition, as signature elements of all Born2C programs of rural and sustainable tours, we will visit nearby villages of Kachhpura and Korai....
Art is what makes us human. India is rich in culture and art forms. Indian artisans are famous for their versatility and variety. The program from Born2C – Golden Triangle for Craftaholics will give you the chance to explore and experience the rich culture and heritage, focusing specially on various art forms and handicraft in Northern region of India.Born2C presents a new portrait of the common Golden Triangle showing the hidden assets in these places apart from the routine destinations as we believe in presenting India in a way that is quite unique, unexplored, and unhindered. Our tours aims to connect the global traveller with India’s artisans and craft communities thereby giving opportunity to the local artisans to portray their work as well....