'Not To Miss’ Tourist Spots In Agra

'Not To Miss’ Tourist Spots In Agra | information on top tourist destinations near Agra, Agra City Sightseeing Tour and Places to visit in Agra. Taj mahal, Agra Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Moti masjid, Akbar Tomb are top tourist places to see in Agra.

Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal was built in the memory of queen Mumtaj Mahal by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. After she passed away in 1631, Shah Jahan created a mausoleum that is now known as a symbol of eternal love. Sheer poetry in marble, majesty and magnificence, unrivalled.

Taj Mahal the one and only of it's kind in the world. The ultimate realization of emperor Shahajehan's dream. One of the wonders of the world. This enchanting mausoleum, on the bank of river Yamuna took 22 year (1631 to 1652 A.D.) to complete with the help of nearly 20,000 workers.

Agra Fort - TThe great mughal emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565. A.D. although addition were made till the time of his grand son Shahajehan. The forbidding exteriors of the fort hide an inner paradise.

There are a number of exquisite builidings like the Moti Masjid- a white marble mosque akin to a perfect pearl; Dewan-e-Aam. Diwan- e-Khas, Jehangir palace; Khas mahal; Sheesh mahal and Musamman or Samman Burz-where shahjehan was held captive in 1666 A.D.

Fatehpur Sikri - An epic in red sandstone. A city of yesteryears. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D. A son- less Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessing of a muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. When his son was born, he in gratiude. constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri.

Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar had to abandon this city. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti still attract thousands who seek blessing of the revered saint. Other renowned palaces are Diwan-a-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha bai's palace and Birbal Bhavan.

Taj Nature Walk - A Beautful Natural forest cover spread over 70 hactares of area just 500 mtrs. away from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. An excellent view can be found from the different mounts of the park. Flora and Fauna of different species are also found here.

Sur Sarovar (Keetham Lake) - A scenic lake, located within the Surdas Reserved forest, the Sur surovar is a tranquil spot, ideal for a relaxed outing. A wide variety of fish and water-birds add to the lakes natural charm and beauty.

Sikandara - The Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represent his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and muslim architectures in a superlative fashion. Completed in 1613 A.D., it is one of the well preserved Monuments.

Tmad-ud-daulah (Baby Taj) - This exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jehangir's queen. Noorjehan, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Baig during 1622-1628 A.D. The craftsmanship at Itmad-ud-daulah foreshadows the Taj Mahal. It was here that pietra Dura'- the inlay work on marble-so characteristic of the Taj was first used.

Radha Soami Samadhi Dayalbagh - The head quarter of the Radha Soami sect. On the sprawing lawns here, is a beautiful marble temple with beautiful carving of fruits, flowers, leaves and plants which have been reduced in to stone true to nature, and are distinctive specimens of the plastic art
( Under constructions for almost 100 years).

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