Places To Visit in Agra
One of the historical cities of India, Agra is situated on the banks of River Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Located 200 km away from Delhi, Agra has been the most sought after travel destination to explore. With numerous popular historical attractions, the city gives you a glimpse of Mughal Era. Further, Agra was also the capital of the Mughal Dynasty from 1526 to 1658, which gifted this place with many impressive Mughal era structures, most notably Jama Masjid, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Some of these attractions are the popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Taj Mahal: Built elegantly with white marble, the wonderful monument of love, Taj Mahal was constructed by great Mughal Ruler, Shah Jahan. Further, it is believed that the monument was built in the memory of the loving wife of Shah Jahan, Mumtaz. The endless beauty and uniqueness of this appealing monument has made it one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Being a popular UNESCO world heritage sites, Taj Mahal is visited by millions of vacationers from far and wide. Also, the monument is described as an eternal symbol of love. The exquisiteness of this glorious white marble structure never fails to astonish travelers. One gets to catch the most beautiful look of Taj Mahal in the splendid moonlight. The attraction will truly give you the most unforgettable experience, ever.
Agra Fort: Also popular as Red Fort, the wonderful Agra Fort is another appealing attraction to catch in Agra. Constructed in red sandstone, this gripping destination attracts visitors and history lovers with its intricate architectural style. Built by the famous Mughal Emperor Akbar, Agra Fort houses various architectural structures such as graceful Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan-E-Khas, spellbinding Pearl Mosque, enthralling Jahangir Palace, riveting Khas Mahal, Shish Mahal and a lot more.
Fatehpur Sikri: A popular ancient city placed in the outskirt of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was built by a famous Mughal Emperor, Sikriwal Rajput Rajas. Today, the place features relics of various ancient structures. In addition to this, glimpse of Jain and Hindu architecture can be seen here with Islamic elements. Major attractions to catch in Fatehpur Sikri are Panch Mahal, Salim Chisti Mosque, Jama Masjid, Birbal Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace, etc.
Moreover, if you wish to catch the amazing culture and tradition of this majestic destination then visit Agra in the month of February during Taj Mahotsava. This is one such event that magnetizes thousands of visitors, around the world. So, what are you waiting for, get your adored Agra tours and enjoy the destination to the fullest.