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India is an ideal place for holiday makers. The country is flanked with amazing wonders that are worth visiting. Apart from that the panoramic view gushing rivers, lofty mountains, meandering streams and golden deserts offers an unforgettable experience. Exquisite monuments, rugged forts, majestic palaces are part of additional form of an intricate tapestry. Plan your trip with different themeVacation packages India to add golden memories to your memorabilia.

Monumental tour

The heritage sites are dotted in every nook and corner of this majestic land. These monuments showcases the stunning architecture and intricate work, reflecting an absolute Indian civilization. The country offers sheer variety in terms culture, topography and cuisines. The picturesque location with tranquil environ enchants mind and soul. Unmatched beauty of this beautiful country will give great pleasure and lifetime memories to be cherished. It’s truly amazing to behold the nature at its pristine glory and serves as an antidote to beat your hangover. Deserts in the western part of India and the dry heat and cold of central plateau, reflects the distinctive Indian lifestyle.Rajasthan vacation

Cultural and Heritage

The cultural tradition and values are living example to bygone era. The cultural entourage can be seen in colorful mosaic fairs and festivals celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Every state has its unique traditions and customs to be followed. Several languages are spoken in different parts. Costume is a cultural visual of people in the country. Every men and women wear their traditional costumes, adorned with some jewelery and other accessories.

Visit to Adventure World

India is a hub of numerous adventure sports. The hilly terrains of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh. Explore the fascinating trekking routes enhanced with lush green surroundings and green vegetation which is dwelling to varied flora and fauna species. Also indulge yourself in mountaineering, mountain biking and rock climbing to add thrill and excitement to your India tour. The long stretches of long coast line is a paradise for aqua sports. People can indulge in snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, water skiing and many more. The desert area offers a great opportunity for camel safari which is the best option to explore the enchanting beauty of golden sands. The country is blessed with several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, to enjoy the wildlife safari to have a glimpse of exotic fauna species.

Indian Cuisines

While in India you can’t escape to taste the exotic flavors of Indian cuisines. Relish at variety of Indian food items with six different tastes – spicy, bitter, sweet, salty, sour and astringent. The cooking style is unique and different. Some scrumptious variety of delicacies includes Nawabi Mughlai dish, dal, slice of Wazwan, spicy chat and Pav Bhaji, Sea food, Masala Dosa, mouth watering Halwa and many more lip smacking dishes.

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Agra Fort History

Agra Fort is believed to be built over the remains of an ancient site known as Badalgarh (The house of clouds). This belonged to the Lodi Dynasty and was conquered by Babur the Mughal Emperor in the famous battle of Panipat in 1526. Babur was the founder of the Mughal rule in India.

The history begins – Lodi dynasty: The beginning of the history of the Agra Fort is from the Lodi dynasty. After the death of Sikandar Lodi in 1517, his son Ibrahim Lodi held the fort. That time the fort was built of bricks.

Agra fort captured – Mughal dynasty: In the famous battle of Panipat in 1526 Ibrahim Lodi was defeated and killed by Babur, the founder of the Mughal rule in India.

Babur sent his son Humayun to Agra and he captured the fort and seized a vast treasure. The famous diamond ‘Kohinoor’ was one of these treasures. Humayum was coronated here in 1530 A.D.

Agra fort occupied – Sur dynasty: Humayun was defeated in another war with Sher Shah Suri from the Sur dynasty and he occupied the fort of Agra. Sher Shah Suri repaired Badalgarh and the Sur dynasty reigned there until 1655 A.D.

Agra fort re-captured – Mughal dynasty: In 1555 A.D the fort was recaptured by Humayun and the power came in the hands of the Mughal dynasty. After the death of Humayun, his son Akbar made Agra his capital and named it ‘Akbarabad’.

Construction of Agra Fort begins: In 1565 A.D. Badalgarh was demolished and the construction of the famous ‘Red Fort’ or the ‘Agra Fort’ began.

The construction done by:
Akbar: The Emperor Akbar started the construction of the Agra Fort with red sand stone. The ramparts and buildings of the fort were constructed by him in eight years from 1565 A.D. to 1573 A.D.

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