Taj Mahal Minar, Agra
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Agra, The City of Wonders
Agra came into limelight during the rule of Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi - who had made it the capital of his empire.The Lodi rule was to end very soon and Agra passed into the possession of the Mughals. It was during the time of the third emperor Akbar that Agra came into its own. He embarked on the construction of the massive Agra Fort in 1565. Though Akbar was diverted into building a new capital at Fatehpur Sikari not far away, Agra continued to retain its importance and Shah Jehan, Akbar's grandson ornamented the city with that masterpiece of Mughal architecture -the Taj Mahal and built several other beautiful buildings within the Agra Fort.
Agra is connected to the major cities of India by:
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    • Railway
    • Airway
Monuments in Agra
     Taj Mahal, The Prestigious Heritage
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world- the Taj-Mahal. Taj Mahal was built by a grief stricken Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the mausoleums and the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
     Agra Fort, The Beautiful Speculate
Agra Fort, Agra, India
The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the masterpiece of design and construction The Agra Fort in 1565, A.D. although additions were made till the time of his grandson Shahjahan. 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.
     Radhaswami Samadhi, Dayalbagh – Marble Memorial
Radhaswami Samadhi, Dayalbagh, Agra, India
Dayalbagh, a tribute to the founder of Radha Swami faith. Devout followers believe the service, purifies the soul. At Dayalbagh their services bears fruit in an edifice as spectacular as the Taj Built in white and colour marble, it is continuously being decorated for 100 years now with extra-ordinary feats in stone and gems.
     Itmad - Ud - Daula, The Baby Taj
Itmad - Ud - Daula, Baby Taj, Agra
The itmad -ud -daula was build by the empress Noor Jehan as a memorial to her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, is beautifully ornamented with pietra dura inlay and lattice work marble screens. Itmad-us-daula i.e. the pillar of state was a tile bestowed on him by emperor Jehangir. The tomb is at times refereed to as the baby taj. Built entirely of white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones, their mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna River, exhibits a strong Persian influence.
     SIKANDRA – Akbar’s Shrine Garden
Sikandra, Agra, India
It is the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. The tomb stands in the center of a vast garden, which is enclosed by high walls on all sides. In the middles of each enclosing wall is a monumental gateway. It represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative fusion
     Fatehpur Sikri - Regal Historical City
Fatehpur Sikra, Agra, India
Fatehpur Sikri provides a marvellous escape into the past. Akbar embarked on the construction of a new capital here when a prophecy of the birth of a male royal heir, by the Sufi Saint Salim Chisti of Sikri, came true. Imposing gateways and light- hearted palaces were built in red sandstone within this fortified city only to be abandoned a few years later. The city is rectangular in shape with nine huge gates - Delhi Darwaza, Lal Darwaza, Agra Gate, Suraj and Chandra Darwaza, Tehra Gate and Ajmeri Darwaza.
Many More Beautiful Excursions Places in Agra
» Ram Bagh » Jama Masjid » Chini Ka Rauza
» Gurudwara, Guru Ka Tal » Mariyam's Tomb » Mehtab Bagh
Hotels in Agra

Hotels in Agra

Beside the world-class Five Star properties like Mughal Sheraton, Jaypee Hotels, Amar Vilas, there are several different class of hotels in Agra. Agra has lots of vareity of Tourists and lots of vareity of hotels to cater them...

» Hotel Mughal Sheraton
» Hotel Jaypee Palace
» Hotel Amarvilas
» Hotel Holiday Inn
» Hotel Taj View

Monuments in Agra

Monuments in Agra

Agra came into limelight during the rule of Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi - who had made it the capital of his empire.The Lodi rule was to end very soon and Agra passed into the possession of the Mughals.

» Taj Mahal
» Agra Fort
» Radhaswami Samadhi
» Itmad - ud - Daula
» Sikandra

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