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Famous Places To Visit In Agra

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Agra is the glorious city of Uttar Pradesh that is located on the banks of River Yamuna. Agra is the land of palaces filled with complex and beautiful architectural monuments. Agra is popular for several monuments and destinations.
Agra is sited on the list of a tour of forts and monument of India as the most prominent tourist hub in India. Agra is constitutes one vertex of the golden triangle of India after Delhi and Jaipur.

Top  Tourist Places In Agra

1. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Agra

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, is a showpiece of the architecture of Mughal craftsmanship. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had built this monument in memorial of his wife, Arjumand Bano Begum. Being constructed from white marble with excellent design Taj Mahal is famous for the dome of marble. The proportionality of the designs in Taj Mahal is scrupulously planned and executed that makes it unique. The interiors and exteriors of Taj Mahal are embedded with impressive gemstones that are highly precious.

2. Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is one of the beautiful monuments that are sited near the Taj Mahal gardens. This structure is made of red sandstone. Agra Fort reflects the rich legacy of Mughals. This was built by Akbar the great Mughal Emperor in 1565.

3. Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb

Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb

This Mughal monument was built in Agra at the command of Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir. This structure was built in memory of her father, Mirza Ghiyas Bagh. Wall of this structure is built with white marble and decorated with semi-precious stones that make it look impressive.

4. Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh Agra

Mehtab Bagh is a monument built by the founder Mughal Emperor Babur. This is situated opposite to Taj Mahal.

5. Akbar’s Tomb

Akbar the great Mughal emperor had started constructing this monument in 1600 but was executed by his son Jahangir. This is built in Sikandra that lies in suburbs of Agra.

6. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid in Agra was built was built by Shah Jahan in dedication for her daughter. The design of this Mosque is impressively artistic. This Mosque has the capability to accommodate 10,000 people at a time.

7. Moti Masjid

The Pearl Mosque or Moti Masjid is one of the wonders of Agra. The uniqueness of this mosque is it radiates like a pearl when sun shine falls on it. This was built by Shah Jahan for his royal courtiers.

8. Jodha Bai Ka Rauza

This palace was built for Akbar’s favourite queen, Jodha Bai. This is simple but sophisticated structure. The specialty of this palace is through the slits in the wall; Taj Mahal is visible. This structure incorporates Rajasthani and Gujurati works of art, and this structure defines the colours of India.

9. Mankameshwar Temple

Mankameshwar Temple

Apart from Mughal work of arts, Agra is famous for the ancient Shiva Temple Mankameshwar Temple which is located in Mantola. This is famous for its embedded story of Lord Shiva himself as the creator of this temple.