AGRA TRAVEL - THE HISTORY
220 kilometers from India's capital city of New Delhi, AGRA is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna. It is this city that is home to the fabled mausoleum the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shahjehan in memory of his beloved queen, the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.
Agra Tour offers you one of the seven wonders of the world , the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan symbolising his eternal love for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who was snatched away by the cruel hands of death in 1630, bearing him his fourteenth child . This enchanting mausoleum laid in 1½ acres of geometric gardens and waterways, which took 22 years (1631-1652 A.D) to complete , is the crowning glory of Mughal architecture in India.
Travel Agra the city, which was at the zenith of its development during Mughal rule in India in the reigns of the Emperors Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan (1556-1658 A.D) . During this period Agra became a world leader in art, architecture, science, commerce and culture.
Some of the major tourist attractions in the Agra city include :-
This impressive red standstone fort was built by Akbar between 1565-1573 A.D. Replete with gateways, pillared halls , mosques, marble trellises and geomatric gardens , the Fort represents Mughal architecture at its peak.
Built by Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D, one of the most extraordinary medieval cities of India, the imperial Fatehpur Sikri is famous for its citadel of grand courts, palaces, mosques and gardens that rivalled the splendours of Delhi and Agra.
The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architecture in a superlative fusion. Completed in 1613 A.D, this is one of the best preserved monuments of the time.
Built between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Nur Jahan for her father, boasts of marble trellis work and inlaid with-precious stones, this mausoleum on the opposite bank of the Yamuna from the Taj, exhibits a strong Persian influence.