Agra is a famous city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It ithe perfect sport for a tourist and students of architecture. Even the climate in Agra is very inviting and suitable. The city of Agra is well designed, where even the houses show huge detailing in their design. It is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and one of three World heritage sites in Agra.
The Taj Mahal is Jewel of Agra. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, In 1631 the emperor shah jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife mumtaz, who died in childbirth. The white marble mausoleum at Agra has become the monument of a man’s love for a woman.In the world all people want to see the grandeur of the Taj Mahal and only a lucky few get to see this amazing in marble. The Taj Mahal glorifies and signifies human love, has withstood of time and still stands in all its glory.
The Red Fort, at Agra is a real eye-opener. It is in Agra is one of the earliest surviving mughal buildings in the city. Agra port also represents the first major building project of Emperor Akbar, though remains of only a few buildings build by him now survive. One of the most significant buildings of Agra Fort is the multi –storied Jahangir Mahal overlooking the river. Built by Akbar for his wife,Jodha Bai ,the Mahal is reached is through an impressive gateway.
Fatehpur Sikri is a fabulous city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh India.It an extension of the upper Vindhyan ranges is situated on the bank of a large natural lake, which has now mostly dried up. It is a pre-historic site and with abundant water forest and raw material, it was ideal for primitive man’s habitation. Rock shelters with paintings exist on the periphery of the lake.The name of the place came about after the Mughal Emperor Babar defeated Raaa Sanga in a battle at place called Sikra. It is about 40 km and 25 km from Agra.
Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra
One of the most important bases of Mughal power, Agra is home to some of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. The tomb, or the mausoleum houses the mortal remains of one of the greatest Mughal Emperors of India, Akbar, and was built by him during his own lifetime. However, Akbar’s son Jahangir got the monument fully completed by constructing its topmost portion in white marble.
Swami Bagh Samadhi
Soami bagh is 15km from Agra. It is a place which house the Samadhi of the founder of the radha swami;”Swamji Maharaj”.Soami bagh Samadhi is the mausoleum of huzur, who was the initiator of the radhasomi faith.
Guru ka Tal
Guru Ka Tal is a historical Sikh pilgrimage place dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji.Guru ka Tal was originally a reservoir meant to collect and conserve rainwater built in Agra, near Sikandra. Guru ka Tal is a holy place of worship for the Sikhs. Four of the ten Sikh Gurus are said to have paid it a visit.
The Mosque was built by Mughal emperor, Shahjahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favorite daughter, Jahanara Begum. There was a spacious, octagonal Tripolia Chowk which existed between the Jama Masjid and the Delhi gate of the Agra Fort. The Gracefully designed mausoleums, the fort and the palaces remainds of the Mughal architectural brilliance.
Rambagh Garden is also a golden name.The garden has a fabulous look and architecture all belonging to Persian style and tradition. It is serenely located at the bank of river Yamuna again and served water from it.The most beautiful and demanding queen of Mughal dynasty Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir, gave this garden a new and outstanding demanding look and beauty.