Tourist places of Agra:
Once, Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire. It is located on the bank of River Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. From Delhi, the capital of India, it is 200 kilometers away on the south. It is the most populous city of Uttar Pradesh. The brilliant architectural monuments, forts, and palaces from the 17th century are the sight to see. Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world is situated in Agra.
Taj Mahal is the symbol of the eternal love story between the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It roughly took 22 years to build this perfectly classic and artistic piece of architecture. Ustad Isa Khan was the chief architect who realized the dream of Shah Jahan, who had made a promise to his dying wife to build her a ‘Taj.’ Nearly 20,000 workers worked hard to make this complex. The material was brought from different places in the World. It is truly the best gift to the legacy of the monuments of the World.
There is no doubt; the city of Agra has the best ancient architectural wonders. Itmad-Ud-Daula Tomb is one amongst them. Located across the River Yamuna was built by the Empress Nur Jahan in 1622, in the memory of her Father Mirza Ghiyaz Beg. It resembles the shape of a jewel box and it is set in a garden. The walls are made up of white marble, and the precious stones are encrusted in the tomb. One must visit this place. It may not be as huge as Taj Mahal, but is truly a masterpiece and was built way before Taj Mahal.
Built by Akbar as a military establishment in 1565, the red sandstone Agra Fort was converted into a palace by his grandson Shah Jahan during his time. The structure of the fort has many buildings and is like a city inside the city. The Pearl Mosque inside the fort is one of the best mosques in India. Today many buildings are closed for the visitors. Some of the buildings inside the fort are Jodha Bai’s Palace, Jahangir Mahal, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and many more.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at Rawatpara near Agra fort railway station. Behind the main temple there are several other temples of the deities like Goddess Ganga, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Gayatri, Lord Hanuman to name a few.
It is 37 kilometres from Agra, built in red sandstones by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar, was ones the capital city of Mughals. It is a World Heritage Site and often visited by the tourists. It is a perfect blend of the Hindu and the Muslim culture. Jodha Bai’s palace, Panch Mahal is some of the monuments within Fatehpur Sikri.
This Mughal Architectural masterpiece is nestled in the grounds of Sikandara in the suburbs of Agra on the Mathura road. Akbar himself had selected the place and also had started working on it. After his death his son Jahangir completed the construction of this site. These are some of the places of Agra. Agra has a lot more on his platter to offer the visitors including Jama Masjid, Chini ka Rauza, Mariyam Tomb, Ram Bagh and many more. Kheria airport is the closest to Agra, just 6kilometres away. Agra is very well-connected by rail as well as by road.