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Most Visit Monuments in Agra City

by krishna kant sharma SEO

Spend a day in Agra and visit the famed Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri, all listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour guide will enlighten you on the noteworthy events that have transpired in the past in this magnificent city. This tour is perfect for anyone going to agra day tour packages for the first time and wants to get a feel for India's history, culture, and traditions the way it was meant to be experienced.

·         Agra - City of Taj Mahal

Agra is not only the location of the iconic Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but it is also the entry point to the famous region of Braj, which is known as Lord Krishna's homeland.

After serving as the capital of Afghanistan under King Sikandar Lodhi in 1526 A.D., the city of Agra was given its distinctive look and felt by the Mughal Emperor Babar. The three great Mughal emperors, Akbar, Jahangir, and Shahjahan, rose to power and transformed the region into a central hub for the arts, learning, and trade.

The marble Taj Mahal, also known as the "Mumtaz Mahal," was constructed on the right bank of the Yamuna by the grandson of Akbar the Great, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658). Both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are buried in the Taj Mahal. It's a celebration of the creative genius of a great monarch who gave the world a symbol of everlasting love.

Throughout the empire, including in Central Asia and Iran, masons, stonecutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome-builders, and other artisans were conscripted. White marble for exterior veneering was imported from Makrana in Rajasthan, while locally-made bricks were used in the building's interior. 

Inlay decoration often features semiprecious stones imported from faraway places like India, Ceylon, and Afghanistan. The nearby quarries of Sikri, Dholpur, etc., were tapped for their various shades of red sandstone. The monument complex was finished in 1648 after 17 years of construction.

·         Fatehpur Sikri

Another World Heritage Site on the way to Agra is Fatehpur Sikri, located 38 kilometres (27 miles) beforehand. Grandson of Babur, Akbar (1556-1605) moved his court and residence from Agra to Sikri for 13 years (1572-1585) to pay tribute to the Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who had made his home in the city (in a cavern on the ridge). When the Saint bestowed upon Akbar, a son, in 1569, he named Salim, Akbar showed the Saint great respect.

All of the palaces in this area were constructed out of red sandstone in the trabeate beam-and-post order. They also featured columns, ornate arches, brackets-and-chhajjas, jharokhas, chhatris, chhaparkhats, and chaukhandis designed in the adaptable Indo-Muslim composite style. This style is a blending of the composite civilizations of both indigenous and foreign origins.

Conclusion

Even while a day trip to Agra would need more time to see the city's highlights, it is possible to do so, provided proper preparation is made. The taj mahal tour packages, which have been called "one of the seven wonders of the world," can be found in the city of Agra, known for its rich history. Agra offers enough attractions to keep you busy for an entire day.


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