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 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, 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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