Agra Tour offers Enchanting Attractions

Agra is a favoured destination of both national and international tourists. It is one such destination of India which needs no introduction as it is already famous across the globe. It is the most sparkling jewel of incredible India. Taj Mahal is the star attraction of Agra, the city of rich history and culture. This city is also one of the destinations covered under the famous Golden Triangle Tour. This city is the pride of the enchanting state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established by Badal Singh in 1475. It was ruled by several Mughal rulers who built several wonderful monuments in this city.

Taj Mahal

This world famous monument is known for its breathtaking architectural beauty. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World which was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a mausoleum built in white marble. Its architectural beauty, inlay work of floral designs, inscriptions, jali work, intricate carvings never fail to capture the hearts of onlookers. It is also the World Heritage Site. More than 20,000 workers worked day and night to build Taj Mahal. It was built in the 17th century and costed around 35 million rupees. The architecture of this architectural wonder is a perfect blend of Persian, Turkish and Indian styles of architecture. Initially this monument was studded with precious and semi-precious stones.

Agra Fort

It is another enchanting attraction of Agra. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, this fort was built in 1565 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Made up of red sandstone it served as a palace during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Covering an area of 2.5 km, the fort boasts of several wonderful apartments such as Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-am, Diwan-e-Khas, Jehangir Palace, Pearl Mosque and Musamman Burj.

Fatehpur Sikri

Located near Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a city popular for the tomb of a Sufi Saint Salim Chisti. The mosque resembles the mosque at Mecca and is visited by people from all over the world. According to the legend the Mughal emperor Akbar got his first heir with the blessings of the saint Salim Chisti.

Sikandra

Sikandra is located 13 km off Agra Fort and is known for the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The secular nature of the emperor clearly and beautifully reflects in his own mausoleum which is a fine blend of Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain and Christian styles of architecture. Standing tall with the three storied red sandstone minarets, the tomb is known as Sikandra.

Agra Tourism has amazing attractions to offer to tourists. The enchanting Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri are the other attractions of Agra.

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