The beautiful erstwhile capital of Hindustan, Agra is situated on the banks of River Yamuna. Once served as a capital of Mughal Empire, this city is studded with numerous Mughal era structures. Every year large number of national & international tourists visits Agra to catch some of its incredible architectural treasures. The gripping architectural marvels of Taj city make it the most popular city of India. Known for its historical structures, the city is mostly known for housing the endless symbol of love, Taj Mahal. Though the heritage of Agra is connected with the Mughal Empire, numerous other emperors also contributed to the affluent past of this city.
Let's dive deep and catch some of the popular historical structures of Agra.
Taj Mahal: An important part of India tourism , Taj Mahal is one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World'. A perfect example of Mughal architecture, this incredible mausoleum was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his lawfully wedded wife, Mumtaz. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, this white marbled mausoleum presents a panoramic view the travelers. Also, the attraction is considered to be the finest example of Mughal architecture. Further, Taj Mahal emerges in different colors at different times of the day, & looks even more marvelous under moon light.
Agra fort: Also known as the Red Fort, Agra Fort is another mesmerizing attraction of the city. Situated near Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is a beautiful red sand stone monument. Constructed near the banks of River Yamuna, the fort houses numerous gripping palaces and mosques to see and to explore. Further, according to the legends, Shah Jahan was jailed by his son, Aurangzeb in Agra Fort, during the final days of his life. Some captivating palaces and mosques placed inside the fort are Jahangir's palace, Khas Mahal,Shish Mahal, Moti Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Am and Musamman Burj.
Jama Masjid: The beautiful dome shaped mosque is situated close to Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb. Built by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid was named after Shah Jahan's daughter, Jahanara. The beauty of the mosque will definitely make you spellbind. The attraction is known for presenting an enchanting panorama. As the city is situated in northern plains of India, Jama Masjid is mostly visited in winters via Agra tours.
Akbar's tomb: Dedicated to Emperor Akbar, the tomb is constructed using red sandstone and marble, featuring the patterns & designs of Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain and Christian architecture. Located in Sikandra, the tome is visited by millions of vacationers from far and wide.
Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb: A visual treat to eyes, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb is an impressive attraction of Agra, constructed by Empress Nur Jahan in reminiscence of his father Itimad-ud-Daulah. Built from 1622 to 1628 A.D, the attraction is a trademark of Taj Mahal.
Well! Agra is well connected to the main cities of India by all modes of communications, roads, trains and air. One will not face any difficulty while specialized travel agent in this city .