Blessed with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Agra has been one of the most outstanding and prominent tourist places in India. It is one of the cities with rich and affluent cultural, historical, architectural and religious attachments. The fascinating tombs and forts of the Mughal dynasty can be easily observed in and around the city of Agra. There are also other monuments that are famous for their significance in Agra.
The Taj Mahal, often referred as the "Crown of Palaces" is a marvel creation of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It was built by him in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is an integrated complex of structures purely made of white marbles. As a whole, its eye catching beauty and delicacy mesmerizes the world wide tourists.
The 16th century monument, the Agra Fort is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous Taj Mahal. You will be awe inspired by the powerful fortress. The fort is semi-circular shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. Its breath-taking view proves the efficacy of the Mughal emperors.
Fatehpur Sikri or 'the City of Victory' is a fortified city in Agra. It was founded in 1569 by the Great Emperor of the Mughal dynasty Akbar. The palace city atop a rocky ridge, confined within walls on its three sides and a lake in the foreground.It is built with red sandstone which makes the monument more impressive and magnificent.
The Mausoleum of Etimadud Daulah was built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir. It is also called the "Baby Taj", as its unique architectural style was later replicated in the world-famous Taj Mahal. The Tomb of Itmadud Daulah is a highly ornate edifice. It is indeed worthy to have a visit to this historical masterpiece of Nur Jahan.
These are some of the most inevitable, magnanimous and extraordinary masterstrokes of the Mughal emperors. It is really beneficial to travel to these places at least once in our life time.