Agra , Uttar Pradesh

Description

Agra is based near the banks of river Yamuna in the North-Indian State of Uttar Pradesh and is famously referred as City Of Taj. It houses some of the splendid Mughal-era- buildings like TajMahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur- Sikri, which are very popular among the tourists.

Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan to house the grave of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal as a symbol of enduring love. It is also listed among the seven wonders of the world.

The cultural extravaganza of Agra is 'Taj Mahotsav' which is a ten day celebration showcasing the best form of art, crafts and cultural activities.

Agra Fort is a monument which comes under the list UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Tomb of Akbar is a Mughal architectural masterpiece built in the era of 1605-1613. 

 

 

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Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shaj jahan's  favourite wife, Mumtaj Mahal.  It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of the three World Heritage Sites in Agra.


Agra Fort

Agra Fort, was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and is another of Agra's World Heritage Sites.The fort is a typical example of Mughal architecture, effectively showing how the North Indian style of fort construction differed from that of the South.


Fatehpur Sikri

The Mughal Emperor Akbar  built Fatehpur Sikri about 35 km from Agra. The name of the place came about after the Mughal Emperor Babar defeated Rana Sanga in a battle at a place called Sikri (about 40 km from Agra). Then the Mughal Emperor Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters, so he built a majestic fort; due to shortage of water, however, he had to ultimately move his headquarters to Agra Fort.


Akbar' Tomb, Sikandra

Sikandra, the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, is on the Delhi-Agra Highway, only 13 kilometres from the Agra Fort. Agbar's tomb reflects the completeness of his personality. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it. Akbar's son Jahangir  completed construction of this pyramidal tomb in 1613. The 99 names of Allah  have been inscribed on the tomb.


Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid is a large mosque attributed to Shah Jahan's daughter, Princess Jahanara Begum, built in 1648, notable for its unusual dome and absence of minarets. 


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