Agra is also called ‘the city of love’. It is known so because the structure symbolising one of the greatest love stories of medieval India, Taj Mahal, stands tall here. Over the years, the reason for this connotation has expanded, and now includes the people who make this city, a city of love.
I remember my last visit to Agra with the main purpose to see the Taj Mahal on a full moon night. My stubbornness increased our stay for around a week more in the city. This period allowed us to know more about the culture of the place, about the trends that were being followed and most importantly, about the people of the city. We had booked a local car which would take us around, and with it came my favourite, the driver “bhaiya”. He knew everything! From showing the Taj Mahal to the Tomb of Akbar, he was our guide in disguise.