Visit Agra to See Some of the Best Mughal Monuments
Agra is an ancient and historical city of India. It is located on the banks of Yamuna River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is renowned internationally for its magnificent Mughal monuments and many other historical places around. Most popular Mughal monuments to see in this city are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort (Red Fort) and Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb. These three monuments are renowned for their marvelous architectural beauty and never fail to lure visitors coming from different parts of the world.
Agra Fort: Agra Fort is magnificent Mughal fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This splendid fort complex was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar. There are many beautiful structures and beautiful sites inside the complex that enthralls the tourists. Major attractions to see include Anguri Bagh, Diwan-I-Am (the Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-I-Khas (the Hall of Private Audience), Golden Pavilions, Jahangiri Mahal, White Marble Palace, Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque), Nagina Masjid (Gem Mosque), Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Fish Enclosure, Naubat Khana, Rang Mahal, Zenana Mina Bazaar, Sheesh Mahal, Shahi Burj, Musamman Burj, etc.
Taj Mahal: The most popular reason to visit Agra is the Taj Mahal, the white marble mausoleum. Constructed in graceful white marble, it is one of the most visited and beautiful buildings in the world. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the loving remembrance of his most darling wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Hence it is also called the Symbol of Love. This magnificent building is also a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architectural beauty of this Mughal monument is matchless and never fails to lure surprise its visitors coming from different parts of the world. A visit to the Taj during the sunrise, sunset or full moonlight would be an experience that will last in your memories for lifetime.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb: Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra. Renowned for its awesome interior beauty, this magnificent monument was constructed by Mughal empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. It is also often described as the Jewel Box, Baby Taj, Little Taj Mahal and a draft of the Taj Mahal.
Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a popular tourist site to visit during Agra tour in India. It is an abandoned town located in the outskirts of the city of Agra. This historical town was found by Mughal emperor Akbar as his capital. But the city was soon deserted by him due to scarcity of drinking water. Buland Darwaza (the largest gateway in the world), Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace, Salim Chisti Dargah, Birbal Mahal and ruins of historical palaces are featured attractions of Fatehpur Sikri.
Hence, it is but obvious that on your Agra tour you will not only Travel to Taj Mahal but also see some other magnificent monuments constructed during Mughal era.
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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 Taj Mahal and Golden Triangle India.
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