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Attractions of Agra
Some of the most eternal and imposing monuments in the world were constructed during the Mughal rule. Agra boast few of the popular monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Akbar's Tomb. Travel to Agra and marvel the exquisite architecture of these historical monuments.

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» Taj Mahal : Agra is popular for beholding one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural brilliance of the mansion, the fort and the palaces is a clear remainder of the mausoleums of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.Taj Mahal is one of the World Heritage Monuments and attracts maximum number of tourists from all over the world. Travel to Agra to witness the charm of this outstanding white marble mausoleum.

» Agra Red Fort : The city's other major attraction is Agra Fort, a the mansion in red sandstone ,on the bank of the Yamuna River. The auricular fort's double walls rise over 20m in height and measure 2.5km in circumference. They are encircled by a fetid moat and contain a maze of superb halls, mosques, chambers and gardens which form a small city within a city.

» Jama Masjid : The masjid was erected in the memory of Sheikh Salim Chisthi and his grandson Islam Khan by Jahanara Begum, Shahjahan's daughter, who was imprisoned with Shah Jahan by Aurangzeb,in the year 1648 A.D. The masjid exhibits a wonderful assimilation of Iranian architecture. The building with its rectangular open forecourt, has no minarets but its sandstone domes have a striking marble patterning.

» Fatehpur Sikri : Travel to Agra and visit the historical town - Fatehpur Sikri. Between 1570 and 1586, this was the temporary capital of the Emperor Akbar, of the Moghul Empire. This impregnable city houses impressive gateways and ornamented palaces built in red sandstone. Among these architectural game are the palaces of Akbar's queen - Jodha Bai, Mariyam and his Turkish sultana, built in varying styles, each perfect in itself. It is 40 km west of Agra.

Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

» The Tomb of Mariam Zamani : Mariam Zamani was a wife of Akbar and they got married in 1592. The Akbar called her as Mariam Zamani after the birth of their son Salim.The tomb of Mariam-Zamani is situated in the centre of a spacious garden. A magnificent structure in marble and a must see place for all tourists.The tomb is situated very close to the Christian Missionary Society. It is built in accordance with mughal architecture.

» Chini Ka Rauza : Built in 1639 A.D. by Mulla Shukrullah Shirazi, in his life time, who was the Prime Minister of Shahjahan. He was also a famous poet of that time and composed several poetry under the pen name of 'Allami'.

Popularly known as Chinni ka Rauza, the uniqueness of this monument lies that is equistively decorates with variegated schemes of colours.Mausoleum of Mulla Shukrullah Shirazi, is one of the masterpiece of glazed-tile decoration.

» Ram Bagh : Laid in 1528 by Emperor Babar ,it is said that Babar was temporarily buried here, before being interred at Kabul. It is one of the earliest Mughal gardens.

» Dayal Bagh Temple : The temple under construction is being built by the Radha Swami Trust for more than 30 years . It has a unique collection of statues carved in marble.

» Musamman Burj (an octagonal tower) : In this mansion, Shahjahan spent his few years as a captive held by Aurangzeb (Shahjahan Son) It lies within the Agra fort and is the most romantic, beautiful pavilion wherein lived two powerful beauties , Jahangir's chief queen -Nurjahan and Shahjahan's chief queen Mumtaz Mahal . The quality of pietra dura (stone inlay work) decoration is fabulous and perfect.

Tour Packages of Agra
¤ Golden Triangle with Jungle Tours - (GT014)
Duration - 20 Nights / 21 Days
¤ Golden Triangle Tour with Nepal Tours - (GT012)
Duration - 16 Nights / 17 Days
¤ Delhi-Agra-Jaipur, Golden Triangle - (GT001)
Duration - 5 Nights / 6 Days

Hotels in Agra
Hotel Taj View - Agra » Hotel Taj View
» Hotel Mughal Sheraton
» Hotel The Trident
» Hotel Deedar-E-Taj
» Hotel Clarks Shiraz
» Atithi Hotel
» Jaypee Palace Hotel

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