I am an explorer, who loves to explore various new places either historical or newly developed. I use my traveling experience with my guests, so that I can give them accurate knowledge about the tourist places. I am a girl who wants to shine in the traveling industry and want to create my own identity in this world. I have a profound knowledge of the historical monuments, cities of India, culture, food and many more. . . . .
Here is my detailed information:
I am Monika from Agra (city of the Taj Mahal), work as a Government approved tour guide and have permission to work with foreign guests in India, from the Ministry of Tourism & culture, Government of India.
I was born and brought up in Agra and completed my Masters in Medieval History of India from Agra University.
My interests are reading books, exploring new places, meeting new people and photography.
I have consistently given services to the various renowned travel companies and as a freelancer to the guests as a tour guide/tour leader I have also traveled to other parts of India including North India: Amarnath cave in Kashmir; Jhansi, Varanasi, Lucknow, Allahabad and Mathura; East India, Jaganathpuri in Odissa, Kamakhya temple in Assam; South India: Kerala, kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu; West India: Jaipur, Udaipur. Besides, I have also experience of Kumbh fair, which is the biggest congregation of the Sadhus (Hindu Saints) and occurs after every 12 years.
My tourist and I, visit the city of love or any places like a friend or a family member, Agra city is an abode of historical monuments, temples, churches and Gurudwaras, it is very ancient city which is mentioned in Hindu's epic Mahabharat where it is named as Agraban, is situated on the right bank of river Yamuna, which is also known as Jamuna.
Agra was first conquered by the Muslim ruler Mahmood Ghaznavi. He invaded, plundered and devastated this city. Later in 1505 AD, Sikandar Lodi declared Agra as a capital of Lodi empire. After the lapse of some years, again the city flourished under the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar the great. He succeeded throne in 1556 AD and Agra became the centre of attraction in trade and business.
Meeting place of saints, sages and scholars from all Asia, It became the load-star for artistic workmanship, literary talent and spiritual worth.
Agra was developed as a riverfront garden city during his time period and in 1556, it was declared as the capital of Mughal Empire for hundreds of years. We can have a look at the remains of those periods, which are testimony to the grand historical background of history.
Agra is the only city in India, which homes world heritage sites; Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
I prefer to work in the city of love--Agra. Which is the home to the one of the seven wonders of the world--Taj Mahal. Besides, the city homes Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud-daulah, Akbar's Tomb and many lesser known monuments.
Hotel booking and transportation is also available at competitive price. Tours such as : Golden Triangle. Which comprises three cities of North India-- Delhi, Agra, Jaipur-- can be tailored as per your requirement.
Explorers, who are planning to visit India, can hire my services as tourist guide and can make the most of the tour with accurate information on art, culture and great history and traditions along with the sightseeing of the places of tourist's interest. If it is required, I can plan an itinerary based on your interests and the intended duration of your trip.
I am looking forward to show you around my country. . . . !
Thanks with regards :)
A Recent Review of this guide
Monica proved to be the highlight of our time in Agra. She was punctual, concerned at all times with our well being and eager to reveal all that can be enjoyed in Agra. We now have a far better understanding of the history of THE BABY TAJ, THE TAJ MAHAL and THE RED FORT. We regard Monika highly. She is thoroughly professional and a fine ambassador for your organisation!
I am approved guide, and have a license from Ministry of Tourism & culture, Government of India and have permission to work as a tour guide/interpreter with foreign guests.
License # ITD/161/15
I have completed my Masters in Indian History.
First Aid training in Good man rescue faculty in Delhi.
Tour guide training program in 2010.
Tour guide training program of 6 months in 2013 under experienced historians and researchers.
Social work for students in schools for education.
Tour leader training conducted by Explore.
I have guided very well known guests like Mr. Hinduja Ceo of gulf Oil and his business partners Mr. & Mrs Paul, royal family of Saudi Arabia, book writer Mam Rose(Flora's Empire) , Mr.Gary Philip Nelson Attorney at Law in Singapore, Nan Legeai retired CEO Celine & Dorota Salomon Architectural engineer.
My interview in Times of India newspaper on International women's day as well as in hindi news paper Dainik Jagran.
Interview in Hindustan news paper on mother's day.
* If pickup and drop are part of tour, location should be within the city (distance can be 10Km. from main city, if pickup and drop are more than 10km. area you pay additional cost.
* Your tour guide is not permitted to drive car.