Now that we have covered the tajmahal to the core,its time we moved towards the gardens of Taj. One of the highlights of tajmahal is its symmetrical garden which starts from the main gateway and ends near the squared base of the mausoleum.This garden which beautifies Taj is of Persian Timurid style.Since number four is considered as holiest number in Islam,equal importance has been given to this number and Garden of Taj Mahal are based on four or its multiples.The entire garden is divided into four parts, with two marble canals studded with fountains crossing in the center. In each quarter portion, there are 16 flowerbeds that have been divided by stone-paved raised pathways. It is said that even each of the flowerbed was planted with 400 plants.The symmetry with which the whole garden has been organized and laid out, can be clearly seen and experienced once we go to top of the mausoleum.This indeed makes this spot ideal for snapping photos.Now that government of India has put restriction of 3 hours one can spend inside the premises of Tajmahal from 2018,one can complete the above mentioned places within the stipulated time of 3 hours.
Local Cuisine :
Since the hold of Mughals in the city of Agra has been for long years they left undeniable imprints on Agra’s cuisine as well,so the real taste of authentic Mughlai cuisine can be found in Agra.As one might be pretty tired after going thorough the premises of Tajmahal,it might be ideal time to have some local cuisines for breakfast/lunch. Taj Ganj area has a number of eateries catering to budget travelers for both vegetarians and non-vegeterians.Bedhai,kachori,bhalla are the most common mouth-watering breakfast found in each and every corner of Agra.One can find several India's famous meat dishes prepared in Agra.You can tickle your taste buds with authentic taste of Kababs, which are pieces of meat marinated in spices and run over a coal tandoor.Few other dishes include tandoori chicken, seekh and boti kabab and tandoori fish.Some of the other famous eatables at Agra are its local sweets like petha and gazak, and saltish snack called dalmoth.Believe me the moment you step in Agra you will find petha literally everywhere.One can find different flavors of petha such as plain (white), Kesar(saffron),with nuts,pineapple, strawberry, mango and in variety of shapes. Once you have satisfied your tummy with the awesome local cuisines its time to head back to the hotel and take rest for a while as it will be scorching hot during the afternoon hours.
Boat Ride Along Yamuna River :