Places to visit in Agra – Explore in just one day
One of India’s most popular tourist destinations to visit, Agra holds an important place in history as it is home to many architectural wonders from the Mughal era. Each famous site has a story of its own that both tour guides and locals love to talk about. To truly experience Agra like a local as well as a tourist, we have put together a guide to eight famous places everyone should consider having on their travel itineraries.
Monument Places to visit in Agra
- Taj Mahal
- Agra Fort
- Mehtab Bagh
- Itmad ul Daula
- Sikandra – Akbar Tomb
- Buland Darwaza
- Tomb of Salim Chisti
- Fatehpur Sikri Fort
Taj Mahal ( Places to visit in Agra)
A poet once described the Taj Mahal as “A teardrop of love, frozen in marble on the cheek of Eternity.” The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved wife Arjumand Banu Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal (Ornament of the Palace), after her death in 1631 when she was only 39 years old. The Taj Mahal is recognized the world over for its aesthetic perfection and is considered a monument to eternal love. You can visit Taj Mahal, Agra Situated near the banks of the River Yamuna, in Agra, this white marble mausoleum is set like a jewel amidst the serene ambiance of a formal garden. The Taj Mahal is a complex of buildings, with green lawns and waterways leading to a raised platform on which the tomb rests. The refined elegance of the artistic pietra dura work of inlaid designs on the marble walls of the Taj Mahal, the large onion-shaped dome and its surrounding symmetrical minarets represents the pinnacle of Islamic architecture in India.
Agra Fort ( Places to visit in Agra)
The construction of the imposing Agra fort, built of blocks of red sandstone, began in 1156 during the reign of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Places like The fort was completed in 1605 during the reign of his grandson Shah Jahan in 1605. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, which was the hallmark of the Mughal period, this sprawling fort stretches 2.5 km along the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Agra fort has 2 gates, the Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate many more places in Agra Fort you can visit, which is the fort’s entrance. When you enter the gate you will find yourself in the Great courtyard. More places in Agra Fort, On the right is the Hall of Public Audience or Diwan-i-Am where Shah Jahan accepted petitions from the general public.
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