Travelling is not only meant for fun, but it is also a source of learning. There will be many things unique about a place. Agra in Uttar Pradesh is one of its kind. Agra is famous for Majestic Taj Mahal with a well-planned itinerary. This city had dated back to the references in Mahabharata. The famous Mughal architectures like Taj Mahal and Jama Masjid is located here.
Here is the list of top 5 places to visit near Agra:
1. Agra Fort:
Agra Fort is the must-visit monument and is also called as Red Fort of Agra. It is a well-known architecture of Mughals built in the 16th century. It is situated near the gardens of Taj Mahal. Khas Mahal, Jahangir Palace and many palaces are located inside the Agra Fort. There are 2 mosques, audience halls also. During the last days of Shah Jahan, he was imprisoned here by his son Aurangazeb. The entire complex has intricate carvings and most structures in pure marble. The influence of Indo-Muslim art is strong in that environment.
2. Taj Mahal:
Agra is nothing without Taj Mahal. It is the monument and is also recorded in the 7 wonders of the world. It was constructed by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. It is the best proof of Mughal architecture. It is the must-visit place during the full moon day. This was declared as a World Heritage site in 1983. It will be open to the public from sunrise to sunset, except on Fridays. Impressive interior space is decorated with precious stone and semi.
3. Fatehpur Sikri:
Fatehpur Sikri was made using red sandstone. It was built by Akbar in 1570 and it remained as the capital of Mughals for many years. It is a perfect blend of Persian, Indian and Islamic architecture. There are 6 kilometres long wall which is surrounded on 3 sides. Famous buildings like Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza and many more. It was declared as a World Heritage site in 1986. Plan your trip by travelling through the Palace on Wheels train India which offers world-class facilities onboard the train.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah is completely made up of marble. It is the sign of the new era of Mughal architecture. Before it was built using the red sandstone. It was constructed in the memory of Mirza Ghiyas by Jahangir. It is a 21-meters high tomb. The tomb is located on the banks of river Yamuna. The structure is surrounded by a garden. There are waterways and alleys nearby. Hexagonal towers flanking the structure on its corners. The white marble used in the construction was obtained from Rajasthan.
5. Moti Masjid:
Moti Masjid is well known as a pearl mosque and it was built by Shah Jahan. The mosque was built by Emperor exclusively for members of the royal court. The mosque was built between 1648 and 1654. This year stands on a slope. The pearly white interior of the mosque is exciting to the eye. In the centre of the courtyard is a marble reservoir. There is also a sundial on a marble pillar and octagonal nearby. The main entrance is located east of the structure. It is huge and opens to a better view of the mosque as the other gates.
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