Agra,a famous city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh is popular world wide for the Taj Mahal apart from other forts and monuments. Agra tours can take the tourists to the important places of attraction in Agra like the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. It was built in between the 16th and the 17th century. It took about 22 years with 20000 workers to complete this massive and beautiful structure. This monument is a tribute to pure and unconditional love of Shah Jahan for his begum Mumtaz Mahal.
The Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in the year 1565 AD which is an amazing work of art admired by one and all. The design and construction are simply marvelous. There are a number of elite buildings inside the fort which include the Diwan-e-Khaas, Diwan-e-Aam, Moti Masjid, Jodhabai's Palace and many more.
The Sikandra Fort houses the tomb of Akbar. It is a unique blend of the Indo- Muslim styles of architectures. It is truly a union of spiritualism and art. Jama Masjid was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1648 and was dedicated to his daughter Jehanara Begum. Special importance is associated with the mosque because of the Iranian elements of architecture which have been incorporated in the mosque. The other places commonly included in the itinerary of Agra tours are the Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb, Chini ka Roza and many more. The Agra tours may also include some famous gardens like Rambagh, Mughal gardens and Mehtab Gardens.
Rambagh was built by the founder of Mughal dynasty, Emperor Babur. The waterworks and the lush greenery are responsible for attracting crowds. It is one of the oldest gardens in the city.
The Mughal gardens were built in typical Persian style. It is divided into four parts by pavements and water courses. This garden is located in the famous Agra Fort. The garden which provides the wonderful reflection of the Taj Mahal in the shimmering waters during a full moon night is called the Mehtab Garden. There are several other gardens which are no less beautiful. They are the Dayalbagh gardens, the Taj Garden, the Shah Jahan Garden and many more.
Excursions from agra take the tourists to some exotic places such as Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Gwalior, Mathura, Vrindavan etc. Last but not the least, visits to some of the oldest bazaars will complete your tours to Agra. These bazaars offer some exotic goods such as metal wares, leather goods, marble works, rugs and carpets and many more. Tourists never wear out when shopping in Agra.
Last Updated On: 2011/09/07