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Heritage tours of Agra

Agra is a city located near Delhi,in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is famous for its forts, monuments and palaces. The heritage tours to Agra take the tourists to the glorious Mughal era. Tourists from all over the world visit Agra to see different monuments which have gained so much popularity.

First and most important place to be mentioned is the Taj Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and hence people in large numbers throng the place to visit this architectural marvel. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, Queen Mumtaz. It was built in between the 16th and the 17th century. It took more than 20000 workers and 22 years to finish the construction. But the monument is a true tribute to love.

The Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in the year 1565 AD. The fort is an amazing work of art which enthralls all the tourists. 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, Mussaman Burj Jodhabai's palace and many more.

Sikandra Fort houses the tomb of Akbar. It is a unique blend of the Hindu and the 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 prominence is attached to the mosque because the Iranian elements of architecture have been incorporated.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah's-Tomb is located 6kms from the Taj Mahal. It was built by Empress Noor Jahan, during the years 1622 to 1625, and dedicated to her father Mirza Galib Beg. The other places included in the heritage tours of Agra are:

Rambagh is a garden built by the first Mughal Emperor, Babur. It is a very beautiful place and is visited by thousands of tourists each year.

Chini ka Roza is tomb of the famous Afzal Khan who was Emperor Jehangir's court. He was a poet as well as a scholar. He died in the year 1639 and was buried here.

The heritage tours of Agra also comprise of places such as Radhaswamy Satsang, Dayalbagh Gardens and many places located near but outside the city of Agra. These places are Fatehpur Sikri, etc.

The heritage tours of Agra have become very famous. More and more tourists opt for them as they experience the glory, generosity and grandeur of the Mughals. The Mughals have taken care of all minute as well as major details in building the city and the different monuments here. Special tours are conducted to the heritage places in Agra and these tours have proved to be a grand success.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/16