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Agra

Agra, well explored as an architectural wonders, has many marvelous rich historical and glorious monuments with its eternal beauty that is immortal.

The prime tourist attraction of the Agra, now placed in the seven wonders of World, is “the Taj Mahal”. Taj Mahal – the symbol of love and beautiful marble monument, is situated on a bank of the Yamuna River in Agra.

One can explore various other historical sight seeing except the Taj Mahal like as the Agra Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city made by Mughal Emperor Akbar and some others as well Sikandra, Itmad-ud-daulah's tomb and Chini ka Rauza, Ram Bagh and Swami Bagh Temple at Dayal Bagh of the city with their own history to possess.

Fast Facts
Area:
4082 sq. km.
Altitude: 169 m above sea level Temperature: 21.9 °C - 45.0 °C
Rainfall: 66 cms
Season: March to October.
Clothing: Summer - Cottons; Winters - Woolens
Language: Hindi, English and Urdu.

How to Reach
By Air: Well connected by the Air as with its own airport, 7 km from the city center and 3 km from Idgah Bus Stand. There are daily tourist shuttle flights to Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and back from Delhi.
By Rail: Well connected by railroad. Agra is well connected by train to Delhi, Varanasi and major cities of Rajasthan.
By Road: Perfectly connected by the Buses for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri and other major cities of India, available all the time.

Places to Visit

Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, the symbol of love, was built in the 17th century by Shahjahan, the third Mughal emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is located on a bank of the Yamuna River in Agra and inspired poets and lovers throughout the world. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan loved his wife too much because after she deceased in 1631, he determined to commemorate their love in the form of the Taj.

Dayal Bagh Temple
Dayal Bagh Temple, an exclusive religion and marvelous architecture, is devoted to Radha Swami. This temple is constructed in the white marble, a lavish monument, that one can explore all the religion under one parasol and sermonizes unity of mankind. The construction related of this temple is not estimated to be finished until sometime next century. It attracts a traveler keeping the memories in his mind in his whole life.

Sikandra
Sikandra is a very popular tourist attraction and well known as the tranquil quiescent place of great Mughal ruler Akbar. A place that calls you to dating back into history. Akbar's tomb is located in the peaceful periphery of Sikandara 3 km away from Agra. Its design features are a little similar to the design of the Taj Mahal built later in Agra and has a large domed entry and lush green lawns that bordered the tomb, constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style.

Red Fort
It is famous for having many attractive structures such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, audience halls, like as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques. Red Fort, situated on the banks of River Yamuna. It is a marblous fort and attracts the visitors to explore its exotic beauty. Red Fort was started by Emperor Akbar followed by Jehangir and Shahjahan as its potential supporter who supplemented rose-red sandstone and marble buildings to it respectively.

Ram Bagh
Ram Bagh was laid by Babur in 1558 as the first Mughal garden. It is half a km far apart from Chini Ka Rauza, which was planned carefully in Persian style. They were then named as Bagh-i-Gul Afshan. Lush green garden with simmering the birds voice make its attractive to be explored.

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri, a popular nearby tourist excursion, is situated at a distance of 40 km from Agra, one of the best example of the apex of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Mosque at Fatehpur Sikri is said to be the imitation of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture and now has got the pride of being a World Heritage site. A legend said that when Akbar was bestowed with a son, he decided to visit the Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. Out of respect and in gratitude Akbar moved his capital city from Agra to Sikri. He decided to name his son Salim (later known as Jahangir) to memoralise this pal and to build a perfect city to honour the Saint. Fatehpur Sikri was completed in 1578.

The city in the present time is a perfectly preserved example of Mughal architecture and includes the Buland Darwaza, the Jodha Bai’s Palace, the Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid and the tomb of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, a tomb for the Sufi saint within the mosque, a prayer hall for the new religion called Din-i-Illahi started by Akbar and halls of public and private audience, the Diwan-i-am and Diwan-i-Khas are among the finest specimens of Mughal architecture.

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