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Agra

Agra

Agra “THE CITY OF THE TAJ MAHAL”

Agra, the beautiful city is situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna. Agra is the third largest city in the state of Utter Pradesh in India and a prominent tourist destination in the country. Millions of tourists visit Agra from all across the world every year to see the beauty of majestic Taj Mahal and other historical monument lying every where in the city. Agra is primarily witness of Mughal architectural excellence and their love for structural designs. Agra is also a prime center of rich cultural heritage and art in India. No trip to India can be considered as complete without visiting to Agra.

TAJ MAHAL - Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the mainly well-known building in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's loving wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the new seven wonder of the globe, and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra. The fragile Makrana marble of this globe famous tomb takes on diverse hues from sunrise to sunset.

AGRA FORT - Few Forts in the earth have a more charming storey to tell then Agra Fort. Initially designed as an invincible military organization by Akbar, fort obtain by the time of Shah Jahan, all the grace and magnificence of an royally palace.

FATEHPUR SIKRI – Whose significance was short lived, is "an epic poem in sandstone" equivalent to Agra in its importance, as it is to this city that Akbar stayed for 14 years, transferred his entire court and capital. When he deserted it and returned to Agra, silence established over the city and the noise of elephant calls and the boom of drums were heard no more, but Akbar left at the back for posterity a wealthy inheritance in the buildings built by him.

ITMAD-UD-DAULAH - About 4 kms north of Taj Mahal, on the left bank of river Yamuna, is the completely balanced marble mausoleum of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, Nur Jahan’s Father. The twice storied tomb is about 20m foursided figure, built of the premium Indian marble and is stuffed with mosaic inlaid with semi valuable stones.

AKBAR'S TOMB, SIKANDRA – About 8 kms north-east of Agra, is located on the Agra-Delhi road. It is on the similar face of the river Yamuna as the Taj. Sikandra was founded in 1492 by Sikandar Lodi, one of the final dynasties of the Delhi Sultanate. He ruled from 1488 to 1517.

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