Agra Fatehpur Sikri

Agra the city of architectural delight is renowned across the globe for its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. It is the most visited tourist destination of India that enthrall tourist who come here from across the globe. This beautiful city situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the Uttar Pradesh state. It was the capital of Mughal Empire for more than centuries which gifted this place with a number of historic monuments, which are known for its architectural beauty.

Some of the popular tourist attractions of Agra are:

Fatehpur Sikri

This is a beautiful fort built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and known across the globe for its design, decorations and construction. It is situated at a distance of 26 miles west of Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor, which showcases the blend of Hindu and Muslim style of design, decorations and constructions. Though it is a deserted phantom city yet its architectural glory calls on the large number of tourists throughout the world. Some of the fascinating attractions of Fatehpur Sikri Fort are:

Diwan-i-Khas or Hall of Private Audience

This is the Hall of Private Audience where the emperor used to debate on several issues with noted theologiansIt is a plain square building renowned for its floral designs and thirty-six serpentine brackets that adorned this beautiful architecture.

Diwani-I-Am or Hall of Public Audience

It is the place where the emperor with his officials hears the petitions of public. This hall is known for the paved courtyard.

Buland Darwaza

The 54 meter high Buland Darwaza or triumphal gateway is a piece of architecture stupendousIt was built to commemorate the victory of Mughal Emperor Akbar over the king of Khandesh or Gujarat in 1573. This magnificent gate is made up of red sandstone and adorned with Quranic verses, calligraphic and cenotaph.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal architecture is a kind of fusion of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic style of design, decorations and construction. The Taj complex consists of five major constituents. They are Rauza (The main mausoleum), Darwaza (The main gateway), Naqqar Khana (The rest house), Masjid (The mosque) and Bageecha (The gardens). The marble dome that surmounts the tomb is the most spectacular feature. Its height of around 35 meters (115 feet). Taj Mahal is built on a 6.6 meter high platform.

The extensive complex of buildings and gardens extends over an area of 22.44 hectares. The design of the Taj Mahal showcases the interlocking arabesque concept in which each element stands on its own and perfectly integrates with the main structure. Tourists from several parts of the world prefer Taj Mahal Tour to experience the endless saga of Mughal romance encrypted in white marble and red sand sandstone. The intricate design and studded beauty make it a soul stimulating monuments, which enthrall tourists during their visit to this place.

Scores of tourists from across the globe prefer Taj Mahal Tour to explore and experience the endless saga of Mughal crafted legacy in white marble and red sandstone. Fatehpur Sikri Fort and Taj Mahal Tours enthrall and captivates the visitor during their visit to this place.

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