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India is a country of different colours and Tajmahal is the product of its rich heritage. Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the Seventh wonders of the world, This is situated near the bank of yamuna. it was built by the mughal emperor "shajahan" during golden period of mugal empire in memory of his beloved wife "mumtaj". it was constructed after the death of the Queen of India during childbirth whiles her husband away from her controlling the rebellion. Taj mahal is the result of four promises made by the emperor to his soul mate. The body of the Queen was buried under the dome built inside the palace.



Tourist Attractions in Agra

Taj Mahal

The city of Agra is known for the beautiful Taj Mahal, but there are many more grand monuments worth seeing when you travel to this historic city. The Mughal dynasty ruled from Agra and endowed it with many fine buildings and monuments such as Agra Fort, which contains grand halls and palaces and the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, a model for the Taj Mahal. .

Agra Fort

Within a radius of 3 kilometers, on the banks of the river Yamuna rises the crescent-like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565.A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70-foot high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sandstone.

Akbar`s Tomb At Sikandra

Akbar started building his own mausoleum, near Agra, that was to be a perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain designs and motifs, bespeaking of his religious tolerance and secular views. However, he could not complete it and died. Thus, his son Jehangir completed his tomb, popularly known as Sikandra after Sikandra Lodi, who established the community where Akbar's Tomb is located.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri was planned as a great town by Akbar with great care and planning in the honor of Sheikh Salim Chisti but had to be abandoned only after fifteen years due to scarcity of water in the town. Sheikh Salim Chishti was a Sufi saint who blessed the Akbar with his first son and heir, who was named Salim after him and later came to be known as Jehangir.

Buland Darwaza

The Buland Darwaza towers above the courtyard of the mosque. The Buland Darwaza is semi octagonal in plan and is topped by pillars and chhatris. Buland Darwaza echoes early Mughal design with simple ornamentation, carved verses from the Koran and towering arches. There are thirteen smaller domed kiosks on the roof, stylized battlement and small turrets and inlay work of white and black marble.

 

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