6 Must Try Food in Agra

Agra is known as the hometown of the beautiful Taj Mahal, also has a rich and varied range of cuisines. Serving as the haven of many communities, Agra is home to Muslims, Marwaris, Jains, Baniyas, and many more, which has culminated into the city is a one-stop destination for all kinds of food, delighting the non-vegetarian and vegetarian alike, with all kinds of culinary budgets.

1. Petha – Petha, Petha everywhere! The moment you step in Agra, you will find pethas around you. Petha is a sweet dish and is available in many flavours like plain (white); Kesar(saffron); with nuts; in colorful shades of pineapple, strawberry, mango that too in different shape.Petha is believed to have medicinal traits and is considered good and beneficial for blood pressure, hydration, brain growth, and more. The best Pethas can be found inPanchhiPetha and Baluganj.

2.  Mughlai cuisine – Since 16th Century, when Agra was made the capital of India by, the Mughals and constructed all the spectacular monuments, that are listed among world heritage sites, Mughal empire left indelible imprints on Agra’s taste as well. Similar to the love of food in Delhi and rest of North India, Agra also has plenty of yummy dishes. A few trademarks are creamy, boldly flavored curries; dried fruits and nuts; roasted meats, lots of ground and whole spices, It’s a rich cuisine fit for a king. To enjoy the best Mughlai Food, you can go to NaikiMandi, TajMahal Restaurants, Indiana and MG road.

3. Chaat – The chaats are too much spicy but yummy. In Agra also, chaats are very popular; especially dahi-bhaal, raj kachori, samosa, and golgappas are famous. But when talking about Agra we will focus mainly on the bhallas, as Agra bhallas are a bit different than what you have in Delhi.The bhallas are made big and crispier in Agra. To enjoy chat you can go to Chat waliGali in Sadar Bazar, Agra.

4.  Parantha – Trademark of Mughlai (and therefore North Indian) cuisine, paratha, or parantha, is similar to chapatti but it is pan-fried and stuffed with various ingredients, mostly vegetarian. You can enjoy the parathas with Paneer or some kind of chutney. Dahi(Curd) remains a constant with parathas. A famous paratha point is on Old Delhi Agra Highway called as RambabuParathe Wale.

5. Bedhai and Jalebi – A famous breakfast dish among Agra-wasis, this typical breakfast is served at street stands, corner points and on redis. This mouthwatering dish consists of two parts, one of which is spicy and the other one is sweet. Bedhai part of it is a fried, round, puffy bread typically served with a bowl full of spicy green sabzi made from of potato and curd. Jalebi, as most of you must have tried is sweet, a sticky dessert made of fermented batter. Fresh Jalebis and Kachoris are so famous and loved that the street corners are filled with people in the morning time.  GMB and Shree Ji sweets on Fatehabad Road are famous corners with Bedhai&Kachori being its specialty.

6. Dalmoth  – A traditional namkeen from Agra, Dalmothis made from nuts, spices, and oil. Dalmoth is really Crispy, spicy, and a little bit greasy. You can enjoy this snack with cold beer!The best Dalmoth can be found in PanchiPetha and Baluganj

 

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World Heritage Sites – Agra – Taj Mahal – Night Viewing

With limited access, the Taj is now open for five nights each month for nighttime viewing around the full moon nights. The total number of visitors is restricted to 400 each night.

The night viewing of Taj Mahal is opened from 8-30 p.m. to 12-30 in eight batches of 50 persons for half an hour duration. The visitors of the night viewing of Taj Mahal have to report at Shilpagram complex half an hour in advance of the viewing time. The entry is allowed from the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal only after security check near the Eastern gate. The visitors have to keep their luggage at the counter free of cost. No video camera is allowed in side the monument during the night viewing.

Hotel Clarks Shiraz offer you special packages to stay and view Taj in moon light

Independence Day of Republic of India

15 AUGUST 2017

Independence Day of Republic of India was celebrated by the people all over the India on 15th of August 2017, at Tuesday. This year in 2017, India is celebrating its 71th Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.

The first Independence Day was celebrated in India on 15th of August in 1947.

Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. At this day India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery. It has been declared as the National and Gazetted Holiday all across the India in order to independently commemorate the independence of country from British Empire on 15th of August in 1947.

The Taj

Hailed as an epitome of beauty and love, Taj Mahal has been mesmerising millions of visitors from around the globe and for sure will continue to mesmerise them for centuries to come. While almost all have heard of this outstanding piece of architecture, there are plenty of things interesting, yet unknown to many.

we have compiled a list of the 10 most interesting facts about Taj Mahal.

  • It is estimated to have taken more than 22,000 people to build this impressive building including labourers, painters, stonecutters, embroidery artists, and many others.
  • According to legend it is believed that Emperor Shah Jahan had planned to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble on the other side of the river but the war with his sons interrupted his plans.
  • The Taj Mahal takes on different colouring at different times of the day, from a pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night when lit by the moon. They say the changing colour resembles the changing mood of females – in particular the Emperor’s queen.
  • Built in memory of the Emperors third and most favourite wife Mumtāz Mahal, the Taj Mahal took 17 years to be completed.
  • It is said that the death so crushed the Emperor that all his hair and beard were said to have grown snow white within just a few months.
  • The four sides of the Taj Mahal are perfectly identical creating an astonishingly mirrored image on each side. It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and symmetry of architectural elements.
  • The Taj Mahal is surrounded by significant gardens and a number of other buildings including a mosque and guest houses which make up the 17 hectares of land within the complex walls.
  • The full height of the Taj Mahal is 171 metres (561 feet).
  • More than 1,000 elephants were employed to transport the construction materials used to build the Taj.
  • Many precious stones were ripped off from its walls by the British during the Indian rebellion of 1857.