capital of the brilliant Mughal rulers,
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
A walk down the
narrow, bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor the Mughlai
food, the traditional craftsmen.
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.
construction started in
1631 with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock for 22 years to complete it.
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.
across Yamuna and 4 kms. away from the city centre, it houses the tomb of
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.
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.
nearby, with its imperial sandstone ruins was Akbarís experiment in art and
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
flights connect it to
, Khajuraho and
is 203 Km from Delhi, 369 km from Lucknow