Agra, The City through Poetry

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Reading the poets of Agra can make one realise that language is not a barrier but a tool to establish human connections. Be it Nazir Akabarabadi, Ghalib, or Mir Taqi Mir, the city and its culture has been documented beautifully in poetic verses. This tradition has continued with new poets emerging and evolving from different languages and communities.

Join us on this poetry walk across the old city as we visit the birthplaces of some great poets, read and talk about the poetry of Agra, and try to understand the submergence of language within the city’s unique cultural richness.

What's Included

A handout with some beautiful photographs curated with and poetic verses

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 25
  • ADULT: Age: 36 - 55
  • SENIOR: Age: 56 - 75

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Jama Masjid
We will start our walk from Jama Masjid and continue walking to :
- Visit Mirza Ghalib's Birthplace. Learn briefly about his writing genre and emergence of Urdu poetry in the late Mughal period.
- Calligraphy workshop- Urdu is known for it's a unique calligraphic script. We visit a
calligraphy workshop and discuss the development of language and literature during the Mughal rule.
- Walking down the 16th-century shopping street of the city that was once an important part of the silk route. We read a couple of verses from Nazir Akbarabadi and learn how he's documented the city's socio-economical details.
- Visit Khankhana Katra. Read Abdur Rahim Khankhana's Hindi Dohas and talk about the submergence of Hindi and Urdu languages.
- Live flute performance inside a 17th-century temple - Here we talk about the poetry of Meer Taqi Meet.
- Exploring a 16th-century neighborhood and meeting practicing poets of Agra- listen to their poetry and talk about how poetry helps to build stronger human connection and to avoid stereotypes.
- Visit 15th-century mosk and talk about the poetic tradition of Agra and listen to some more practicing poets of the city.
- Visit family mausoleum of poet Maikash Akbarabadi and talk about his family

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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