famous for the magnificent Mausoleum Taj Mahal, dedicated to the
eternal love between Emperor Shahjahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal, is
counted as the most romantic city in India. The other tourist
attractions places in Agra city are the huge Agra Fort and the red
sandstone city made by Emperor Akbar that lies aloof from the
mainstream of Agra city.
If you are fond of
travelling, your journey starts with a new beginning, as Agra
encompasses many other travel destinations in its fold. Not to be
missed are Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Vrindavan, Khajuraho, Haridwar,
Rishikesh, Dehradun, Lucknow, Gwalior and Sikandra. Delhi, the
capital city of India is known for its historical monuments marking
the Mughal era and the freedom struggle in India. Jaipur, the
capital and 'Pink City' of Rajasthan, with its palaces and forts, is
the standing testament of the glorious reign of Rajputs in India.
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Agra Tour. Keep us informed about your preferences so that we are
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to make tour Agra tour quite comfortable and unforgettable.Hisory
History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous
historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of
Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers
also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by
Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century.
Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in
Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens
here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with
palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal
architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era's history
of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British
taking over the city. Places to See
How to reach
- Taj Mahal
Agra is famous as being home to one of
the seven wonders of the world- the Taj-Mahal. The architectural
splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid
remainder of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid
reminder of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
- Agra Fort
Built by the great Emperor Akbar in
1565 A.D. the fort Is a masterpiece of design and construction.
Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including
the Moti Masjid, Diwane-E-Am, Diwani-E-Khaas and Musanman Burj,
where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside
Jahangirs place, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
- Itmad - Ud - Daula
To the north of the fort and
across the river yamuna are several fine examples of mughal
architecture. The itmad -ud -daula was build by the empress Noor
Jehan as a memorial to her father
Ghiyas Beg, is beautifully ornamented with pietra dura inlay and
lattice work marble screens.
- Chini Ka Rauza
The tomb of Afzal khan, the
persian poet and minister at Shah Jehan's court gets its name
from the brightly coloured glazed tiles that decorate it, lies
just 1km beyond itmad-ud-daula.
- Sikandra Fort
12km the tomb of Akbar, begun by
the emperor himself and completed by his son, Jehangir. This
richly decorated structure is a quaint mixture of styles.
Agra is easily accessible from all the parts
of India by air.
One can easily reach Agra by rail routes.
Agra has well connected road networks, which
are linked to all the major destinations of Uttar Pradesh and