Welcome to the amazing tourism city of the Taj Mahal - Agra, India. Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Mughal Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era's history of Agra saw the rule of the Jaats, Marathas and lastly British taking over the city.
Agra can be conveniently accessed by road from Delhi through beautiful Yamuna Expressway Highway. One can reach Agra in less than 3Hrs by car (Approx 200 Kms from Delhi).
Delhi to Agra to Jaipur make the famous Golden Triangle tour of India.
Taj Mahal (Monument of Love)
Taj Mahal in Agra is the most famous monument in the world. Taj Mahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal expresses the magnificence of Mughal architecture. The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653 at a cost estimated at the time. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage" The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year. In 2007, it was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.The Taj has done wonders to Agra Tourism.
Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture.
Taj Mahal is closed on Every Friday
Itmad ud Daulah Tomb
It is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra.
Fatehpur Sikri: Monument & a tourist spot near Agra
Well known as the city of Ghosts, it was built by the Great Mughal Emperor. Fatehpur Sikri is a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins.
Kalakriti Show “Mohabbat The Taj” live performance by artist:
Spend your evening enjoying the amazing Mohabbat The Taj show that depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shajahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in the famous theater Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center. You will be blown away by the creative dance and dramatic lighting ,Taj Mahal replica as well as the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal Empire. The live show is in both Hindi and Urdu languages and interpretation is available in English, French and German & other languages through headphones.
Shopping in Agra
There are variety of options for which one can shop for in Agra. Besides the miniature Taj as souvenirs, which are the obvious favorites, tourists can purchase Marvels works, stone handicrafts, apparels, shoes, spices, snacks, ethnic clothes, leather products.
Same Day Agra Tour from Delhi :
Tour Starts: 0700HRS Finish by 2030HRS Daily
Note: Including A/C Transport and Guide.
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