Whenever someone ever makes a tour, be it a tour for entertainment or pilgrimage, there is a hidden element of education in it. People learn a lot while they are traveling and it is travel, which is one of the major reasons of our development. Agra in Uttar Pradesh is the most popular destination for vacations. When you visit Agra with your family and friends, you are not supposed to miss these places mentioned below.
1. The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble monument situated on the south bank of the Yamuna River, Agra, India. It was built in the memory of Shah Jahanâ€™s wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mainly to house her tomb in 1632-43, as Shah Jahan loved her deeply and she was known to be extremely beautiful. It is believed that the workers and architects who were involved in building it, got their hands chopped by Emperor Shah Jahan. This was to ensure the fact that no other monument like Taj Mahal was built ever again.
2. Agra Fort
Agra Fort was the main seat of stay for the Mughal Dynasty situated in Agra, India. It is affiliated with UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is also known as the twin sister of Taj Mahal (located 2.5km northwest from Agra Fort). You would love the architecture and work of Mughal artists.
3. Tomb of Akbar the Great
It is situated at Sikandra, in the outskirts of Agra city, on the Mathura Highway (NH2), 8km away from the city center. About 1km away from Akbarâ€™s Tomb, lies Mariamâ€™s Tomb (Mariam-uz-Zamani), the wife of Akbar and other of Jahangir.
4. Jama Mosque
Jama Mosque also known as Jama Masjid was built in the 17th century and is a World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri in Agra district, India. Emperor Shah Jahan built this mosque in 1648 and dedicated this to her loving daughter, Jahanara Begum.
5. Ram Bagh:
The Aram Bagh (also Ram Bagh) also known as the â€˜Garden of Restâ€™, is the oldest Mughal Garden that can be found in India. It was built by the Emperor Babur in the 16thcentury and located 5km northeast to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Before being interred in Kabul, Babur was temporarily buried in the Aram Bagh. The garden has numerous water cascades and fountains. Ram Bagh demonstrates the profuse skill and talent of Nur Jahan (Jahangirâ€™s wife) as a garden designer.
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