Lying in Uttar Pradesh, a north Indian State, Agra is one of the most
renowned cities in the tourist map of India. At distance of 203 km from
Delhi, Agra - the home of one of the seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal
has been closely associated to the Mughal Empire, especially Shah Jahan, who
played a major role in raising some of the most appealing monuments of the
Tourist Attractions in Agra
Taj Mahal :
The Taj Mahal is an exquisite and delicate
piece of art built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in the 16th century on
the bank of the river Yamuna in Agra. Raised in the memory of Queen Mumtaz
(beloved wife of Emperor Shahjehan), this monument of love is one of the
most visited and photographed monuments in the world. Completed in 1648 C.E
at a cost of 32 Million Rupees. Taj Mahal is one of the most expensive
monuments of love built by any man on earth till date.
Agra Red Fort : A
military establishment built by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort
was partially converted into a palace during the reign of Shah Jehan.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb : This tomb belongs to the father
of Nur Jahan, Ghias-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir or the Chief Minister of
Emperor Jehangir. The tomb may not be as attractive as the Taj but the inlay
designs and carvings are no less in artistry than the Taj.
Sikandra : At a distance of four kilometers is the
mausoleum of Akbar. Akbar himself started the Construction of this beautiful
monument. The Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain motifs are blended
beautifully in this monument.
Fatehpur Sikri :
37 kms from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, built in the days of Mughal emperor Akbar,
is a city predominantly in Red Sandstone. Shortage of water compelled Akbar
to abandon the city that he planned and built as the capital and within 20
years of establishment, the capital of Mughals was shifted to Lahore.
How to go there
Delhi airport is just there to provide you
regular flight everyday direct from Delhi-Agra.
Agra falls in Delhi (capital)-Mumbai
(industrial capital) broad gauge railway route. Trains from Delhi, Kolkata,
Chennai and Mumbai are also available.
Excellent bus services are available from Delhi,
Rajasthan and other cities of Uttar Pradesh are available.