Agra is situated on the west bank of river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra is globally renowned as the city of Taj Mahal…..one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is a city with most stunning Mausoleum in the world. “Taj City” stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity, which gives a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire.
Agra the city of History and legend has always fascinated tourist all around the world and millions of tourist from all over come here every year to savor their thirst for travel. Agra has 3 UNESCO world heritage sites which is almost the lifeline of Indian tourism.
Let me introduce you to the top sightseeing places of Agra :
Taj Mahal – “The timeless beauty”
One can’t imagine Agra without Taj Mahal. Agra is synonymous with Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, the quintessence of love was constructed by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a white marble mausoleum jeweled with precious gemstone which is a perfect example of brilliant workmanship, which showcase the grace of perfection of this breathtaking grandeur leaving its viewers mesmerized with its intricate carvings and architecture. No doubt it bagged the title of one among the “Seven Wonders of the world”.
Taj has numerous shades as any kind of beauty can ever have!!
Its pinkish in the dawn, Milky white in the dusk and golden in the glory of moon and definitely it’s a treat to watch its incomparable beauty on the night of full moon day.
Taj is one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage and therefore it surely deserves your visit.
Agra Fort (Lal Qila) – A walled palatial City
If you are in Agra you just can’t miss to visit Agra fort also famously called as Lal Qila meaning Red fort. One of the finest Mughal forts in India. It is situated near the gardens of famous sister monument, The Taj Mahal. It is one of the most ancient historical monuments built of sandstone by Emperor Akbar.
The fort contains magnificent places and some exquisite construction such as Sheesh Mahal, Khas Mahal, Mina Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Diwan – i– Khas and so on…. Which is sure to captivate you with its sheer beauty.
The city of victory Fatehpur Sikri located in Agra district was the first planned city of the Mughals, the city was named on the person word ‘Fateh’ means victory. The city was also made capital of Mughal Empire for 10 Years, It was commissioned by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and was built to give tribute to Sufi Sant Salim Chisti with whose blessing emperor was blessed with heir to his throne. Fatehpur Sikhri exhibits a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture. It houses some of the city’s important structure such as Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal and Birbal’s house. This royal city is a masterpiece of great architectural activity of its times.
Agra is not only a famous tourist destination but also shopper’s paradise. You can find a lot of stuff here including the collection of exclusive items. The popular eminent shopping places where you can find alluring handicrafts and other collectables are Subhash Emporium, Kinari Bazar and Sardar Bazar. The city is also famous for its multicuisine menus like Mughlai food, Dalmoth, chaats and the famous ‘Agra ka petha’.
Now, you must be wondering when you should plan your trip, so let me tell you that Nov-March is the best time to visit this inevitable city.
Lastly, Agra – one of the best escapism destination of India.Published in