Agra is a city where the prefect romantic allure can be found. The land to the Taj Mahal, the Symbol of Love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, makes the air of Agra full of love and romance. While the Legacy of Mughal Empire just didn’t gave Taj Mahal to this romantic land but many other mesmerizing attractions worth exploring as well.
The history, the architecture and the romantic aura together makes Agra the land that fascinates people from all over the world in a huge and massive amount. Besides the architecture, Agra City also offers the best shopping and food experience. One shouldn’t forget to get the specialty of Agra, the famous Pethas packed while returning.
With an extreme significance, stands the history of Agra because of which now it is one of the prominent tourist destinations. While today Agra is famous for its Taj Mahal, there are many other attractions too in Agra and all these attractions is the result of the history once unfolded.
Agra had its found written in the famous epic Mahabharata. The forest of Agraban close to Mathura is with which it has been written. While Agra was founded by Badal Singh in 1475. Yet the first ruler of Agra was Sikandar Lodi the founder of Lodi Dynasty. In 1506 he made Agra his capital and since then this mesmerizing city has its significance. As he died a natural death in 1516, his throne was taken over by his son Ibrahim Lodi who flourished and established the city with the presence of the people. Since Agra is situated on the banks of river Yamuna, agriculture there was an easy job. As Babur founded Mughal Empire post his victory in the battle of Panipat in 1526, the Lodi Dynasty’s hold in Agra came to an end and so Agra was the new base for the Mughal Empire.
As the Babur was on throne, he built Aram Bagh in Agra which was the first Mughal architecture. Later post he died, the empire was taken over by Humayun and later post his death, Agra’s glory was enhanced by Akbar who had his rule in Agra. Besides just making the Agra Fort and other monuments, Akbar had the mixture of Hinduism and Islamic culture in his rule. He established his city named Fatehpur Sikri nearby Agra and his son Jahangir and his grandson Shah Jahan took Agra on greater heights. With the building of Taj Mahal by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Agra got its true glory and charm. Yet as Shah Jahan shifted his capital to Shahjahanabad namely Old Delhi now. His son Aurangzeb shifted his capital to Aurangabad.
With the ignorance of the last few Mughal Emperors, Agra lost its significance and British took over Agra. Later in 1947 as India got Independence, quite a few years now city is known worldwide for housing three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and most importantly The magnificent Taj Mahal which one of the seven wonders of the world.
Agra, India is a land to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal and other two UNSECO World Heritage Sites those are the Agra Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri. Considered to be in the Golden Triangle Tour Circuit of India, the perfect aura of Agra fascinates people from all over the world. The rich history of Agra made it one of the most visited tourist places of India. Besides the Taj Mahal, Agra is a land to many other mesmerizing Forts and mausoleums.
The land that came up with the rich culture which was a fusion of the three different religions those were born and flourished here. The Din-i-llahi and the faiths of Radhaswami, the beliefs of the Akbar’s era, Runukta of Hindus and Shauripur of Jains are another links for the culture of Agra.
Accessibility to Agra: Agra can be reached via Railway Network and by Road. Agra don’t house any Airport, so for the one who is arriving via Airport can chose Indira Gandhi Delhi International Airport and thereafter can proceed via road or train to reach Agra.
Best Time to Visit Agra: Agra can be visited anytime yet the suggested time period is October to March.
Stay in Agra: The mesmerizing hotels in Agra offers a luxurious and comfortable stay to the travelers while one can have a mesmerizing view of Taj Mahal from their hotel window itself. The restaurants especially the Roof-Top Restaurants of Agra just not offer finger licking cuisine but also the romantic aura with the perfect view of Taj Mahal.
Built in the memory of the beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal is thus known as the Symbol of Love. The Persian and Mughal Architecture structure is made up with white Marble. Standing tall as one of the Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Sir Edwin Arnold, a famous English Poet quotes “Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passion of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones.”
An ode to the rich Legacy of the Mughal, this massive Red Sand-Stone Agra Fort was built in 1565 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The fort that houses the Jahangir Palace, Khas Palace and couple of astonishing mosques, is a structure that reflects the glorified history of the medieval period. The other UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra is influenced with the perfect Indo-Muslim Architecture, this magnificent Agra Fort leaves its travelers totally spellbound.
The historic city near Agra which is recognized as the Capital of Mughal Empire for quite a few years, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1570. The perfect architecture that includes the alluring gardens, harems, planned roads, magnificent mosques and utility Structure.
A mesmerizing Mughal Mausoleum built with red sand stone famous for its beautiful and magnificent architecture. Initially known as Jewel Box or Baby Taj because of its structure. This tomb was commissioned by the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, Nur Jehan for her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. The garden, the elegant Persian motifs that includes wine vases adds to the charm of this beautiful architectural monument.
While Agra is famous for its monuments especially Taj Mahal, other activities such as Agra Sightseeing, Agra Shopping Tour and Agra Food Tour can also be carried out. One can also indulge in trying out the famous things of Agra that include the Mehandi Art and the Clay Pot Making.
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