On this day trip from Agra, see the colonial heritage of Etawah, a town situated at a distance of 60 miles from Agra. Etawah is associated with the Britisher A.O ... More info ›
On this day trip from Agra, see the colonial heritage of Etawah, a town situated at a distance of 60 miles from Agra. Etawah is associated with the Britisher A.O. Hume – who was a leading figure of the Indian Civil Service. He is also known as the father of Indian Ornithology and the founder of the Indian National Congress. The tour also includes a visit to the heritage conservation site at Quila Pratap, with ruins dating from the 13th to 19th century.
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Stop At: Etawah Bus Stand For Bhind Gwalior Buses, Civil Lines, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh 206001, India
Etawah (2 hours) -
Visit the many buildings which are associated with Hume’s time in the district, including his residence (built by him and retaining several of the original features). The four public buildings were each designed to form a single letter of his name H-U-M-E. Also visit Victoria Memorial – a strange amalgamation of styles built through local subscriptions, St. Mary’s Church, the British cemetery, the old bazaar and Jama Masjid mosque.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Partapner Fort, Pratapner, Uttar Pradesh 206001, India
Quila Pratap (1 hour) -
Quila Pratap is situated in the ravines of the River Yamuna. Established by the Chauhan dynasty, Quila Pratap has ruins dating back from the 13th-19th century. The fortress is currently under restoration and renovation for adaptive re-use as a heritage hotel. Strategically situated atop the ravines, the fortress overlooks the blue waters of the River Yamuna offset by the rugged hue of the ravines.
Duration: 1 hour