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Tour to Delhi and Agra – Explore Best Heritage Monuments in India

By Amit30ets@gmail.com Subscribe to RSS | July 11th 2012 | Views:
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Indian country is known for its rich heritage in all over the world. It has many world famous historical cities and heritage sites to visit. Rich heritage of the country attracts lots of domestic as well as foreign tourists consistently. Delhi and Agra are the two important historical destinations in North India. Both of these cities have the great importance in history and culture of the country and home of many worth visit heritage sites.

Delhi

Delhi is the national capital of India. Ruled by several kingdoms, Delhi has been always the seat of power. The city preserves the mix of heritage of different civilizations in form of its historical monuments and vivacious culture. There are many interesting monuments located in Delhi are worth visit.

Heritage Sites in Delhi

Red Fort

Red Fort is the most popular historical monument in Delhi located in Shahjahanabad, the capital of Mughals, currently known as Old Delhi. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shan Jahan in 17th century. The majestic fort complex was served royal residence by Mughal rulers and their families. Its wonderful architecture is based on the synthesis of Persian, European and Indian arts.

Humayun Tomb

The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun was built by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum after his death in 16th century. It is a beautiful mausoleum containing graves of Humayun, his wife and Dara Shikoh, son of Shan Jahan. It was the first garden tomb in India built on basis of Islamic architecture.

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the second tallest minaret in India. It was built the rulers of Slave Dynasty in the late of 12th century. Its construction was inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan. The building is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture in India.

These are three important historical monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi. The city also has many other interesting places to visit. The India Gate, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid and Old Fort are also popular tourist attractions of the city.

Heritage Sites in Agra

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is a world-famous heritage monument sited at the banks of Yamuna River in the city of Agra. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shan Jahan in remembrance of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal that way also famed as the “Symbol of Love”. It was built with rich white marble using many precious gems. Due to its enticing beauty and architecture the Taj Mahal is included into the New Seven Wonders of the World and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Agra Fort

It is another important tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Agra located just 20 minutes easy walk from the Taj Mahal complex. It is a majestic brick fort originally built by Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs in 11th century and later captured by Mughals and served as the royal residence. Mughal emperor Shan Jahan was also caged inside this fort at the end of his life by his son, Aurangzeb. A marble balcony of Agra Fort also offers wonderful views of Taj Mahal.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, Ram Bagh Garden, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Mankameshwar Temple, Keetham Lake and Mughal Heritage Walk are the other important attractions of Agra and Tour Taj Mahal tour. There are many travel agencies available in Delhi offer well planned Delhi and Agra trip with good quality tourist facilities. You can plan your trip with any reputed Delhi Travel Agent and explore the finest heritage monuments in India.

Amit30ets@gmail.com - About Author:
Amit Goyal is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Taj Mahal Tours and Delhi Travel Agent. For more information, please visit on this site - www.taj-mahal-tourpackage.com

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