The Charm of Agra

When one talks about Agra, the image of the Taj Mahal flashes in the mind. The city, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is no wonder one of the most preferred tourist spots in the country which in other words mean more people visiting the place, bringing in kind of a tourist traffic. Naturally this situation demands an increased number of restaurants in Agra.

The city, one of the most populous one in Uttar Pradesh is also the home of Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. All three are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The flood of tourists also contributed to the economy of the place, meaning the city saw an increase in the commercial activities in and around. Shopping in Agra is by default becomes an extended activity for the tourists and others alike. The city is famous for apparels and garments manufacturing. Moreover, it is also the location for some of the finest hotels and spa centres in the country. Five star hotels like The Taj View, The Oberoi, Mughal Sheraton are only few of the many which are popular.

While talking About Agra one cannot also miss its traditional leather industry. It has numerous well known and established shoes manufacturers of the country. Restaurants in Agra offer traditional Indian cuisine and also imbibe the flavours of the other parts of the country in its own unique way. Shopping in Agra offers a varied experience as well. Some of the most popular places of shopping in Agra, especially related to petha sweets are Agra Petha Store, Bhagat Halwai, Shubhash Chand Pethe Wala among others.

About Agra, at times, perhaps the less said the better. Though in recent times, it did attract a little flak regarding the condition of the rising pollution and the deteriorating environment. However, the issues did raise concern and the authorities and localites together have come together to fight the issues. Restaurants in Agra and the centres of shopping in Agra still attract a majority of the tourist thus proliferating on the economy and the popularity of the city.

BOLA TANGKAS
World’s First Mobile Phone (1922)

World’s First Mobile Phone (1922). Found by a researcher in the Pathe vaults, this clip from 1922 shows that 90 years ago, mobile phone technology and music on the move was not only being thought of but being trialled. Reported in the Daily Telegraph, May 2010. We wrote the following blog post with links to this video’s coverage in the media and information about it from a former Royal Signals Officer Simon Atkins:
Eve’s Wireless becomes an Internet Phenomena

We believe this clip was shot in New York.

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