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.
» 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.
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.
» 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 :
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.