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Experience hosted by Anal

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

- Visit Mirza Ghalib's Birthplace. Learn briefly about his writing genre and emergence of Urdu poetry in late Mughal period.
- Calligraphy workshop- Urdu is known for it's unique calligraphic script. We visit a
caligraphy workshop and discuss development language and literature during the Mughal rule.
- Walking down the 16th century shopping street of the city that was once important part of the silk route.We read couple of verses from Nazir Akbarabadi and learn how he's doumented city's socio-economical details.
- Visit Khankhana Katra. Read Abdur Rahim Khankhana's Hindi Dohas and talk about 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 and talk about how poetry helps building stronger human connection and avoiding stereotypes.
- Visit 15th century mosk and talk about poetic tradition of Agra and listen to some more practicing poets of the city.
- Visit family mossoleum of poet Maikash Akbarabadi and talk about his family
Other things to note
Poetry is essence of human life. During this walk we will talk about how poetry can be a tool to re imagine the history of the city.
- Visit Mirza Ghalib's Birthplace. Learn briefly about his writing genre and emergence of Urdu poetry in late Mughal period.
- Calligraphy workshop- Urdu is known for it's unique calligraphic script. We visit a
caligraphy workshop and discuss development language and literature during the Mughal rule.
- Walking down the 16th century shopping street of the city that was once important part of the silk route.We…

What's included

  • Tickets
    A handout with some beautiful photographs curated with and poetic verses fr...

Meet your host, Anal

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • Identity verified
With a diploma in fashion design, Anal has worked with several fashion accessories brands across the globe for seven years. Due to his father's exquisite interest in literature and art, he developed interests in music and writing poetry. Settled in Agra for the last year, he has been honing his passions as a designer, flutist and poet.
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Where you'll be

Mirza Ghalib's Birthplace, Caligraphy Workshop, 16th Century Shopping street, Khankhana Katra, 15th Century Mosque, Mausoleum of Poets of Akbarabadi tradition

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Modest clothing, Walking Shoes, Water Bottles