Standing on the scenic banks of the River Yamuna, Agra is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. Have you ever wondered what exactly makes this beautiful city so attractive? You might have heard about it but let us go into the historical spots of attraction that pull several people from all over the world city that stands 20th in India’s most populated cities.
Situated in the northern state of India called Uttar Pradesh nearly 200 kilometers close to the country’s capital state, the land of many monuments houses three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and of course the world famous Taj Mahal.
One of the most prominent spots known to one and all is definitely the marble tomb built called the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan built this in memory of his dearest and third wife Mumtaz Mahal. You cannot forget the beauty of the white marble structure.
These plush gardens that surround the marvelous fortresses and ancient palaces and monuments give the perfect view for photographers. historically dry terrain with water scarcity showcases olden talent with Persian style gardens. four pebbled pathways extend the beauty of the plush gardens. Jehangir’s later wife played an important role in designing the Ram Bagh Gardens.
One of the World Heritage Sites, it houses several famous palaces and forts inside. The political capital of Mughal Empire has famous historical buildings. Fatehpur Sikri had enormous gateway called Buland Darwaza, Diwan- E –Khas, the Royal Chamber, Panch Mahal for Royal ladies which gives spectacular view of the city & Palace of Jodha Bai. Others are Birbal Bhawan, Karawan Serai, and tomb of Salim Chisti housing the Sufi Saint.
This beautiful land dates back to the ages of the Mahabharata. Later in the mid 1500s to mid 1600s the Mughal Empire made this their prime city. the capital and prime seat of the Mughal Empire showcases great architecture brilliance.
There is a famous sweet known all over the country that is colloquially known as Agra ka Peda. This is made from Ash Gourd and tastes deliciously rich in flavor. A must if you visit Agra.
For history lovers this place is a must see attraction. Though damaged over time, it stands strong as a memory of a prominent political figure of the Mughali Empire. Allamal Afzal Khan Mullah, Wazir of Shah Jahan, also PM in Mughal Emperor’s tomb lies here. It has lovely tiles work in Chini Ka Rauza. Though not so famous it is a great historical site to visit.
There are several mosques inside the Fatehpur Sikri. Some are also largest mosques in the world. Several people visit the religious places like Tomb of Salim Christi, Buland Darwaza, and Jama Masjid too.
Though synonymous with Taj Mahal Agra there are various monumental sites and several interesting reasons to visit Agra.