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Agra Tourist Attractions

Introduction
Agra tourist attractions Here we have described about Agra tourist attractions. As we all know that Agra is home to one of the seven wonders of the world i.e. "Taj Mahal". It is counted among must visit tourist attractions of India. Agra city tour offers sightseeing of three World Heritage sites i.e. Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort. All these 3 monuments are widely popular among visitors from all over the world. Apart from these 3 sites, their are many more tourist attractions in city which includes historical monuments, buildings, gardens etc. When someone talks about Agra, one thing has to stand out - yes, the Taj Mahal. Agra is host to the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World in India, Taj Mahal, which makes the whole country proud. But that's not the only thing Agra has to boast of. Taj Mahal features in the 50 most popular tourist destinations in the world. History, architecture, romance all together creates the magic of Agra which is almost the lifeline of Indian tourism. History extremist as well as architecture buffs can have a ball here with the sheer expanse of the Mughal art and culture on display. Apart from its monuments, the city also has some exciting stuff for foodies - including the famous Agra ka Petha and amazing chaat and Lassi.

Must visit places
Agra is a historical city which acted as capital of India and main power center, during rule of Mughal dynasty. As we all know that Agra was considered as the most important city for all Mughal emperors. It has been considered more important than Delhi thus their grand monuments are more found in Agra and its nearby places. Most of the monuments, mausoleums and gardens made during Mughal period are now become popular tourist attractions of city. Apart from these Mughal period attractions, Agra sightseeing offers visit to many other places to see like British India Bungalows, temples, shopping places etc. Here, in below given paragraphs, we have listed some of the must visit tourist attractions of Agra city.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and romance of a Mughal emperor Shan Jahan to his wife Mumtaj Mahal built in 1632 after the death of his wife. It is a mausoleum of ivory white marble and situated on the River bank of Yamuna. The Taj Mahal Name derives from the name of MumTaj Mahal. It also means the crown Palace. Mumtaj Mahal was his third wife but she was favorite to Shahjahan. She plays the role of her counselor, adviser and a good companion too. Mumtaj was rules over the whole Mughal Empire with Shahjahan. She was always with him in every battle too and never lives him alone. The white color of Taj Mahal is symbol of pure love and purity. The beauty of this monument is such that it is impossible to say in words. It is the love behind this outstanding monument that has given a life to this monument. The Taj Mahal covers an area of 42 acres in total. The entire Taj complex consist of five major constituents, namely Darwaza (Main gateway), Bageecha (Gardens), Masjid (Mosque), Naqqar Khana (rest house) and Rauza (Main Mausoleum). The Main Tomb of Taj Mahal stands on a square platform that was raised 50 meters. The designs of this structure incorporate Persian and Mughal architecture. The highlight of the structure is the tomb which is a large structure made completely of marble. There is a dome made of marble that surmounts this region. It is spectacularly designed.

Agra Fort
Agra fort is one of the famous tourist places near Taj Mahal, India. Situated near Taj Mahal, it was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1565. Numerous additions were carried on in this fort, till the time of Shah Jahan. A beautiful example of Mughal architecture made up of entirely of red sandstone, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Double ramparts with massive circular bastions encircle the 94-acre fort. Four gates on four sides provide access to the fort. Delhi Gate is the grandest and was the gate for king's formal entry. Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas and Jahangiri Mahal are must visits here.

Sikandra
The tomb of Akbar, situated at Sikandra, is the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great and it is only 13 km from the Agra Fort. The architectural style of this tomb is quite different from almost all the other tombs of the Mughals. This pyramidal tomb was completed by Akbar's son Jahangir in the year 1613 and has the 99 names of Allah inscribed on it. It was planned by Akbar but completed by His son Shah Jahan, it is five storey building. It is different from the other tombs due to her opening gate to east, although all other tombs are faced to Mecca.

Fatehpur Sikri
It is a deserted city situated near Agra. Constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar, it was completed in the year 1584. Located 35 Km from Agra, served as a Mughal empire from 1571-1585. It's also one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites situated in Agra. It was constructed in the honor of Sufi Saint Salim Chisti. It is at Fatehpur Sikri that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the nine jewels or Navratans, were born. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved examples of Mughal Architecture in India. This is a historic city among the places to visit near Agra. Akbar was instrumental in envisioning the city. He commissioned the building of gardens, harems, planned roads, mosques, and utility structures.

Itimad Ud Daulah Tomb
Often referred to as the "Baby Taj Mahal", the tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah is a Mughal mausoleum and is often regarded as a replica of the Taj Mahal. Noor Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, got the Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb constructed in between 1622 and 1628 AD. This is precisely because Itimad ud Daulah is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan and the father of Noor Jahan. It marks the departure from the red sandstone buildings of Mughal architecture.

Mankameshwar Temple
In this Hindu temple, it is said that the Shivlinga is covered by silver metal and was founded by Lord Shiva himself during Dwapara era, when Sri Krishna was born in Mathura. About 2.5 km from Taj Mahal and less than 1 km away from Agra Fort is located one of the four ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva that stand on each corner of the Agra city. It is surrounded by the markets of the Mughal era gone by.

Ram Bagh
Build by Babur in 1528, Ram Bagh is the first Mughal garden in India. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, less than 3 km away from Taj Mahal, it was designed so that the wind from the river coupled with greenery would help maintain cool during the peak summer days. The original name of this garden was Aram Bagh or the Garden of Relaxation. The Rambagh Gardens or Bagh-i-gul Afshan as they are also known were established by Babur and later renovated by Nur Jahan, wife of Jahangir and one of the most influential Mughal empresses.

Soami Bagh Samadhi
It is another popular Agra tourist attractions, which can be visited during city tour. Soami Bagh, also known as Dayal Bagh, is the headquarters of the Radhasoami religious sect. This sacred place blessed with the Dayal Bagh Temple is a prime religious attraction about 15 km away from Agra and it draws huge flock of devotees everyday all through the year. Swami Bagh Samadhi, the construction of which started more than a century ago in 1904, continues till date. It is often touted as the next Taj Mahal, as a colorful combination of marbles and carvings in stone that are believed to be not seen anywhere in India. The monument holds the ashes of Huzur Swamiji Maharaj or Sri Shiv Dayal Singh Seth.

Chini Ka Rauza
It is a tomb monument in Agra, located just 01 km north of the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb. This mausoleum is situated at peaceful location on the banks of river Yamuna. Built in 1635, it was made in the memory of Persian poet Afzal Khan Aalmi. He was the Prime Minister during Shahjahan reign. The tomb exhibits a perfect blending of Indo-Persian architecture. It is the first building which was constructed using glazed tiles or chini. The different shades of the tiles are the most attractive feature of this monument. These colors are like yellow, green, aquamarine and orange. The interior part of the tomb is decorated with paintings of flowers

Jama Masjid
The Jama Masjid is essentially a mosque situated in bustling market of Chandni Chowk. The design is simple yet extremely artistic. At any given point of time the mosque can accommodate more than 25,000 people. The mosque in total has four towers and there are three gateways to this place of worship. You can see two tall minarets of about 40 meters in height flanking the structure. The Agra Fort is on the Eastern side of the mosque.

Mehtab Bagh
This is a garden complex located in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Located in Agra and on the banks of the Yamuna River, Mehtab Bagh is a Charbagh planned garden. The spaces inside the garden are equally portioned into separations. The square shaped picturesque land measures exactly 300 x 300 meters. There were several gardens built on the banks of the river during the Mughal regime in all the places to visit in Agra. This one was the last of them. It is believed that this garden was built under the aegis of Babur.

Other Tourist Attractions
Apart from above listed tourist places, their are many more to see in this wonderful city tour. In company of a good city tour guide, we may visit to many other places to see in Agra. Some more popular nearby attractions includes Agra Cantonment, Guru Ka Tal, a holy place of worship for Sikhs; Mariam's Tomb, wife of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great etc.

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