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Tour to Agra – a Wonderful Excursion from Delhi

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Agra is a prominent tourist destination in India. Located on the banks of Yamuna River, Agra was once the capital of Hindustan. It is very popular as a wonderful extrusion from Delhi, the capital city of India. It is situated at the distance of about 200 kilometers from Delhi. It can be easily accessible from Delhi with drive of about 4 hours. It is also well-connected by regular flights form Delhi. The historical city of Agra has been popular among tourists because of historical sites and Mughal monuments. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are Mughal monuments in the city which have declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb is another Mughal monument in the city that is popular among tourists.

Agra is mainly visited for Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal alone attracts millions of tourists each year from all over world. It is a white marble mausoleum monument constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his most darling wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Hence it is sometimes also described as the Symbol of Love. The Taj is internationally famous for its matchless architectural beauty. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The beauty of Taj Mahal especially during sunrise, sunset and full moonlit never fails to lure the visitors coming from different parts of the world.

Agra Fort is another big attraction in the city which can fascinate you. Constructed in red-sandstone it is also called the Red Fort of Agra. This magnificent fortress was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar. There are many interesting sites and structures inside the complex that attract the tourists. Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Anguri Bagh, Golden Pavilions, White Marble Palace, Machhi Bhawan (Fish Enclosure), Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque), Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Nagina Masjid (Gem Mosque), Musamman Burj, Shahi Burj, Takht-I-Jahangir (Throne of Jahangir), Naubat Khana (Drum House), Rang Mahal, Shah Jahani Mahal, Jahangiri Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Zenana Mina Bazaar, etc are attractions inside the fort complex. You can also see spectacular view of the Taj Mahal from the ramparts of the Agra Fort.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb is another Mughal monument in Agra that can lure you with its exceptional beauty. This beautiful monument was constructed by Mughal empress Noor Jahan (the wife of Emperor Jahangir) in the remembrance of her father. This beautiful architecture is also called the Baby Taj or the Little Taj Mahal. It is sometimes also described as the Draft of the Taj Mahal.

You will also love to make excursion to Fatehpur Sikri during your Agra tour. Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned historical town in the district of Agra. It was founded by Mughal emperor Akbar as his capital. But unfortunately the city was soon deserted due to scarcity of drinking water. Fatehpur Sikri has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buland Darwaza (the largest gateway in the world), Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Mahal and Salim Chisti Mosque are tourist attractions at Fatehpur Sikri.

Indeed, tour to Agra from Delhi would be a wonderful experience as you will see some of the best Indian monuments during the trip. You can plan your trip to Agra city with a reputable Delhi Travel Agent. A visit to Agra will provide you an unforgettable experience. - About Author:
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Amit Goyal is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Tour to Agra and India Tour Operators.

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