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Agra

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Agra

Taj Mahal:

Located on the banks of river Yamuna, Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It also has the distinction of being a World Heritage Site awarded to it by UNESCO. It is a stupendous edifice of white marble that built by the Mughal king Shajahan in memory of his wife. The greatness of this marvelous building is that it took 20,000 workers to build it within a span of 20 years. Its silver gates, elaborate gardens, palatial structures with marble embroiders, bejeweled scripts of Holy Quran engraved on the walls are unparallelled.

 

Fatehpur Sikri:

The city of Fatehpur Sikri is located 35 km from Agra. The city houses many buildings that have significant historical importance. It is also a World Heritage Site and is top on the list of all the tourists who visit Agra. Buland Darwaza, a huge gateway made of red sandstone, 54 meters tall and 35 meters wide is the biggest fascination of Fatehpur Sikri. The monuments here are culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture and the mosques here resembles very much the mosque in Mecca.

 

Agra Fort:

Agra Fort is a huge red sandstone fort which is a World Heritage Site. This fort is better known as a ‘walled palatial city’ and has a collection of splendid mansions inside. Jahangir’s Palace, Shish Mahal (glass palace), Nagina Masjid (gem mosque) are architectural wonders. Located in the northwest direction of Taj Mahal about 2.5 km from it, it signifies the richness of Mughal Architecture.

 

Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra:

Akbar’s Tomb is a mausoleum which is about 13 km away from the Agra Fort. It is a marvelously carved out structure made of sandstone and is located amidst lush green lawns in an amazingly peaceful compound.

 

I'timad-Ud-Daulah:

This tomb is not as big as some of the other tombs in Agra but for its sheer splendid architecture, I'timad-Ud-Daulah is called the jewel box of Agra. It is located on the left bank of the river Yamuna. Made of white marble, its design resembles the Taj Mahal.

 

Mankameshwar Temple:

It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located near Rawatpara, a place close to the Agra Fort railway station. It is one of the most primitive temples in Agra. No leather items are allowed inside the temple premises. The ‘Paan’ of Mankameshwar is extremely famous

 

Jama Masjid: 

The Jama Masjid of Agra is a spectacular mosque made of white marble and redstone. It is located opposite to the Agra Fort near the Agra Fort Railway Station. There is a huge writing on the entrance of the mosque which depicts that the mosque back in the 17th century took about five lakh rupees to get built.

 

Ram Bagh: 

Ram Bagh is located on Yamuna Bank to the north of Taj Mahal about 2.3 km away from it. It is the oldest known Mughal Garden in India and is covered with a variety of flowers. For its sheer calmness and beauty, it is also called the ‘Garden of Relaxation’.

 

Keetham Lake:

Keetham Lake is a well known place located 20 km from Agra. The lake has a large variety of fishes and aquatic plants. Tourists come here to enjoy its tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Guru ka Tal:

This is a holy shrine for Sikhs in Agra that invites large number of devotees and tourists. This shrine has some of the most majestic stone carvings. It initially had twelve towers but now only eight are left. Guru ka Tal is located on the Delhi-Agra National Highway-2.

 

Hesing’s Tomb:

This beautiful tomb commemorating a Dutch soldier is built by his wife. It is known as the ‘Red Taj Mahal’ or ‘Taj in Miniature’. The tomb and its surrounding as picture perfect for a relaxing walk.

 

Soor Sarovar:

Soor Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 17km from Agra. It is a well maintained Sanctuary that is spread over 15 acres of land. It is home to a variety of animals and migratory birds. A visit to this place brings a perfect balance to your trip with the nature beauty of nature.

 

Chambal Safari:

The National Chambal Sanctuarywhich is administered at three statescan be reached via Agra. Chambal Sanctuary is located at 70 kms from Agra. An enthralling river safari in the tranquil waters here is a great experience. The landscape here with abundance of wild life is simply amazing. A large variety of animals like Gangetic dolphins, jungle cats, turtles etc can be found in the National Chambal Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to over 316 species of birds.

 

Dayal Bagh:

Dayal Bagh is a place spiritual significance. It is located at a distance of about 13 km to the north of Agra. A memorial of Swamiji Maharaj made up of white marble and with a blend of Muslim, Hindu and Gurudwara architecture is the major attraction of Dayal Bagh.