6 Reasons to Visit Agra
Talking about Agra, it is sure you will start thinking about ‘The Taj Mahal.’ Apart from the Taj, the city is highly acknowledged for its history and archaeological monuments, shrines and tombs. One of the prime tourist’s hot spots, the city is visited by numerous natives and foreigners every year. In order to what to see in Agra, we have come with up with a list of 6 attractions. these attractions are the reasons to visit Agra. Go through the content.
The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 in loving memory of his wife Mumtaj. Thousands of workers worked for 22 years and 32 million rupees were spent. Surrounded by the River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal stands tall on a square platform. It glows on a full moonlit night.
The Agra Fort is one of the finest Mughal Forts in India. Located on the bank of the Yamuna River, the fort was constructed by Akbar in 1565. Constructed for military purposes, the fort was being used as palace later on. Inside the fort, you can see Jahangir Mahal, Shah Jahani Mahal, Khas Mahal, audience halls named as the Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am. Apart from palaces, the fort has the Garden of Grapes and the Pearl Mosque.
At a distance of 40 kilometers from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The construction works run for 15 years and completed in 1569. Fathepur Sikri remained the Mughal capital from 1571 to 1585 during the pinnacle of success. The complex has several royal palaces, courts, a harem and a mosque.
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One of Agra’s architectural marvels, Akbar’s Tomb is situated amidst the gorgeous garden. It is constructed using red stones and white marbles.
Constructed between 1622 and 1628, it is known as Baby Taj. Built by the Mughal Queen Noor Jahan, wife of Jehangir, it was the accommodation of her parents.
Constructed by the Mughal Emperor Babur in 1652, the Mehtab Garden reconstructed in 1996. A series of 11 parks, it is one of the best spots for having a stunning view of the Taj. The Bagh has a big octagonal pool which exactly reflects the Taj in the moonlight. It is also known as ‘Moonlight Garden.