Agra Travel Guide


Agra, famously known as the city of the Taj, ushers tourists from all over the world with its aura of love that dates back to the era of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. It harbours the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world (now also a part of the newly declared seven wonders), and many other significant tourist attractions.The precise geographical location of the city is on the banks of the river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. This beautiful city is at a distance of about 201 km from New Delhi, the capital city of India. As boundaries, Agrahas Mathura on the north, Dhaulpur on the south,Firozabad on the east, Fatehabad on the south-east and Bharatpur on the west. The intricate architectural design of the mausoleums, the forts and the palaces bear testimony to the affluence of the powerful Mughals, who made Agra their capital in the 16th and the early 17th centuries. The reputed legacy of inlay work on marble and soapstone is continued by craftsmen who are descendants of those who were occupied under the Mughals. As recorded by the UNESCO, there are three world heritage sites in this city, namely, the Taj Mahal, the AgraFort and Fatehpur Sikri. The magnificent view of the Taj, the symbol of eternal love, is an experience to cherish for a lifetime!

A Guide To The Annual World Travel Market Exhibition In The UK

One of my favorite travel exhibitions every year takes place in the city of London, England and it is an event attended by exhibitors and visitors worldwide. Below we look in more detail at what you can expect from the annual World Travel Market.

The World Travel Market exhibition used to take place at Earls Court exhibition centre but in recent years with the introduction of the ExCel Centre in the London Docklands, the show has taken place in this new exhibition venue.

The event normally always takes place in November and attracts a somewhat International list of exhibitors and visitors, with both British companies who deal with domestic and International business; and International businesses looking to build business in Britain or to attract the British market. In recent years the list of exhibitors has included a number of high profile travel companies, event management companies, air travel and accommodation related companies. A number of tourism boards, wholesalers and tourist attractions also are represented. Last year the exhibition involved just under fifty thousand participants from 197 countries, with 52% of participants from outside of the UK.

Mumbai Travel Guide - Check Out The Financial Powerhouse Of India

Mumbai is the financial capital of India and the center of fashion and film industry. It is a concoction of skyscrapers and malls in between the slums and shabby areas. The grand colonial relics and the warrens of bazaars have made this a paradise of tourists of all times. Mumbai was actually a conglomeration of seven islands now joined by road route. This is also one of the most populous cities in the world.

The name Mumbai was derived from the name of the local Hindu Goddess Mumbadevi. In 1498, Mumbai went into the hands of Portuguese and many churches and forts were built by them. Portuguese Church standing to date is one of the tourist attractions of Mumbai. It was given to the British crown as part of the dowry of Catherine de Braganza and then was handed over to the East India Company. They improved the city further and joined the once disjoint portions.