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Agra

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Once the capital of the brilliant Mughal rulers, Agra has history stamped indelibly on every brick of its numerous monuments. Their passion for building has endowed it with some of the loveliest building in the world.Discover your own metaphor to describe the peerless Taj Mahal a poetic monuments to love .

A walk down the narrow, bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor the Mughlai food, the traditional craftsmen.  

Places of Tourist Interest 

Taj Mahal 

With its exquisite filigrees and inlay in marble, the Taj Mahal  built by Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal , the cynosure of Mughal architecture. 

The construction started in 1631 with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock for 22 years to complete it. 

Agra Fort 

On the banks of the river Yamuna, near the Taj, stands Agra Fort.It was here that Shah Jehanspent his last days in imprisonment, gazing the tom of his wife.f It houses the Pearl Mosque besides many palaces. Some of the exquisite buildings within its portals are Moti Mahal - a white marble mosque, Diwan-E-Am, Diwan-E-Khas, Jehangirís palace , Khas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Rambagh -Built by Babar in 1526, is one of the earliest mughal monuments in India.

Sikandra 

Situated across Yamuna and 4 kms. away from the city centre, it houses the tomb of Akbar. An interesting feature of this monument is that one cannot see all four minarets from one point, as one of them is always behind the tomb. Completed in 1613 A.D, this is one of the best preserved monuments of the time.

Dayal Bagh

Headquarters of the Radhaswami sect, founded by Swami Shiv Dayal in 1861. A temple to honour their 4th guru is under construction for the past 100 years.

Fatehpur Sikri 

Fatehpur-Sikri, nearby, with its imperial sandstone ruins was Akbarís experiment in art and architecture. 38 Kms. from Agra, was once the capital city of Akbar, after the Mughal was blessed with a son with the blessing of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, who lived here.

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit Agra is between October to March

How To Get There Agra is located in Uttatar pradesh
By Air
Daily flights connect it to Delhi , Khajuraho and Varanasi  
By Train 
Well-linked by rail.
By Road 
Agra is 203 Km from Delhi, 369 km from  Lucknow

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