Ask anyone about a popular Indian tourist destination, the most likely answer you may expect is Agra. Agra is a world renowned tourist destination. Each year, millions of tourists from different parts of India as well as tourists from far-off foreign countries come to Agra for a vacation. The rich culture of Agra is very interesting and makes the city all the more fun to explore.
Like most of the Indian sub-continent, Agra is also home to people who have diverse religious beliefs and practices. Some of the most prominent religions practiced by the residents of Agra are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, and Buddhism. These varied religious practices have enriched the city with different cultural and traditional virtue. The historical richness of Agra still lingers in the minds of the local residents and they are rather proud of that.
The culture of Agra was largely influenced by the Mughals, who gifted the city with fine specimens of wonderful buildings and architectures. No wonder that Agra is home to some of the most highly acclaimed architectures around the world. The truly majestic character of the constructions of the yesteryears adds a touch of glamour to the city.
The dress pattern of the residents of Agra has evolved to adopt the European style of dressing. Men usually wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers. Women have also adopted the western style, but every now and then they enjoy wearing the traditional salwar kameez or the wonderful sarees.
One of the important aspects of the culture of Agra is the variety of colorful festivals. During the month of February, the city witnesses the Taj Mahotsav. Held in Shilpgram that is quite close to the Taj Mahal, the ten-day long festival hosts an exhibition of the crafts, arts, classical song and dance performances. Camel and elephant rides are worth an experience. Id, the festival of the Islamic is celebrated with great pomp. The main languages in Agra are Hindi and Urdu. The city is famous for Mughlai dishes and typical Agra delicacies.